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Bay of Fires Day Trip from Launceston

Launceston, Australia

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icon9 hours 9 minutes  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


The white beaches, startling blue waters, and bright orange rocks of the Bay of Fires makes it one of Tasmania’s most beautiful locations. This full-day small-group tour takes in all the highlights, including an oyster tasting at a local oyster farm, a visit to a lavender farm, and spectacular views of the bay, the Weldborough Pass, and Fingal Valley. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
  • Full-day Bay of Fires tour from Launceston
  • Admire views of the Bay of Fires, Weldborough Pass, and Fingal Valley
  • Visit a lavender farm and try fresh oysters at an oyster farm
  • Great-value tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Small-group tour limited to 10 people ensures a personalized experience
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Oyster Tasting
Lavender Farm (September to April)
Live commentary on board
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks, unless specified
182 Cimitiere St, Launceston TAS 7250, Australia

Departure Time

8:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Begin your day with an early morning pickup from your central Launceston hotel. Soak up the scenery as you journey through the wild countryside of North East Tasmania.

Along the way, jump out to admire views of the Fingal Valley, pass the farmlands of Lilydale and Scottsdale, stop to visit a lavender farm (depending on the season), and sample fresh oysters at a local oyster farm.

After a delicious lunch (own expense) in Binalong Bay, arrive at the Bay of Fires, where you’ll have free time to stroll along the white sands and take in the stunning landscapes.

Back in Launceston, your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.
Stop At:  
Bridestowe Lavender Estate
Visit this stunning lavender farm and admire the beautiful purple blooms.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
A quick lunch stop in the town of Scottsdale at the award winning cottage bakery for lunch supplies to enjoy at the Bay of Fires.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Myrtle Forest
Take a short walk through the enchanting moss covered trees and ferns in Myrtle Rainforest walk on the Welborough Pass.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Bay of Fires
Visit the Bay of Fires, one of the prettiest places in Tasmania. We view the granite rocky outcrops covered with orange lichen that appear from the ocean.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Binalong Bay
We call into Binalong Bay for a beach experience, then Harbour point for great photo opportunities and enjoy a beach walk along the remote Taylor's Beach.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
St Helens
Head to Lease 65 Oyster farm and sample fresh oysters straight from the farm. After viewing fishing boasts in St Helens.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 14 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line Australia

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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What is the maximum group size during Bay of Fires Day Trip from Launceston?
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

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Traveler Tips

  • "I was say, check the weather beforehand as it affects the experience in a big way." See review
  • "The small group allows for a more personalised and flexible experience." See review
  • "Best trip bay of fires tour The bus drive Dave was great would recommend to anyone to do the tour it was excellent had a great day" See review


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Bay of Fires
, Mar 2020
Dave was the tour guide and his knowledge but more importantly the way he involved everybody ( there were 12 people ) was exceptional. Dave was a real entertainer and made sure that we had plenty of time to enjoy the Lavender Farm , rain forest the Bay of Fires and the oyster farm We had a fantastic day and he was without doubt the best tour guide we have ever had. We loved Dave's relaxed approach and how he made you feel "at home" from the moment you stepped on the bus. He remembered all of our names and had people interacting with each other.
Don't book this tour
, Mar 2020
The Bay of Fires is stunning but if you want to spend any time at the Bay of Fires don't book this tour. You have about an hour at the Bay of Fires out of a 10 hour day. Yes it does take a couple of hours to get to the Bay of Fires from Launceston but most of the day is taken up with activities which are a waste of time. We spent nearly an hour at a lavender farm with the guide explaining every species of lavender, we also went to a forest where the guide spent a long talking about plants. We had lunch at a beach which wasn't that nice and then rushed off Bay of Fires to do a 45 minute walk along another beach which wasn't even that nice. Don't book this tour if you want to see the Bay of Islands.
Beautiful trip
, Mar 2020
A full day with many beautiful places to visit and lots of information. Friendly, no rush guide/driver.
Bay of rainbow colours
, Feb 2020
The small group allows for a more personalised & flexible experience. Wonderfully picturesque & informative with endless photo opportunities from clear beaches to ancient forests & lavender hills. The oyster farm topping off a great day out. :-) Note : Just be sure to go before the harvest around the 1st week of February as we just missed out on seeing the vast purple carpet of Lavender flowers......still worth a visit for the views & the gift shop though
An experience to treasure
, Feb 2020
I went on this excursion to The Bay of Fires with my daughter. We would like to express that it was the most amazing experience that we have had in Tasmania and I so thankful I booked this particular tour grateful to David, our guide/driver who was so informative, having so much knowledge in the geology, history of Tasmania, the agriculture, wildlife, etc. We had some great stops on the way, which broke up the journey. The first stop was to a Lavender farm which was lovely, we then went into the rain forest - i don’t want to say too much as I would not like to spoil the surprise but I will use one word “magical! We then headed to The Bay of Fires, my goodness it is hard to describe the beauty, white sand beaches crystal clear waters, giant burnt orange boulders. We could not stop taking photographs of the beaches, the boulders the sea and the trees. David gave us so much information in the marine life, his knowledge is unparalleled. We also took a walk on a amazing stretch of beach and on the way home we stopped at an Oyster farm and tasted the most freshest local oysters, I am now an Oyster convert! What an amazing unforgettable experience, I cannot express how lucky we were and having the added bonus of David as the tour guide. It is a memory my daughter and I will have for ever, thank goodness we have lots of photos of our day to treasure.
bay of fires
, Jan 2020
Excellent knowledge from David. Day was ok considering we didn't have great weather - not his fault. I was say, check the weather beforehand as it affects the experience in a big way. Beautiful places and especially loved the Bay of Fires.
Best day out
, Jan 2020
Best trip bay of fires tour The bus drive Dave was great would recommend to anyone to do the tour it was excellent had a great day
Amazingly beautiful !!!
, Jan 2020
The place is spectacular. The guide is very knowledgable too. We learned a lot from the guide. He is really good :) Thank you, David.
Flexible and enjoyable
Fiona T
, Nov 2019
My friend and I were the only 2 booked to the Bay of Fires the day we went. David, our guide was very flexible and considerate in what we did and where we went. Having some limitations to the terrain I can walk on meant things like the 1km walk wasn't going to work for us. David kindly found us other scenic views to enjoy, making up for the time the walk would have taken. A very enjoyable trip. David is a big talker. So be prepared to hear all about every aspect of Tasmania. A very worth while tour. I highly recommend adding this to your itinerary.
Excellent experience
, Oct 2019
Our Guide Tour David was very professional and friendly explained so well all the sites and history of all the places we visited - it was a breathtaking experience

Product code: 3998P81

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