A panoramic image of the white sand beach at the Bay of Fires, with the crashing waves in the background.
Bay of Fires (photograph: Dixie Makro)

Bay of Fires Conservation Area

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Alerts for Bay of Fires Conservation Area

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Closed area: Boar Pig Hill, The Gardens
Applies from 14/4/2024Weather permitting, we will conduct a fuel reduction burn on Sunday 14 April 2024 at Boar Pig Hill, The Gardens, as part of the state-wide Fuel Reduction Program which is aimed at reducing the bushfire risk to help protect lives and communities.

During burning operations public access to this area will be restricted.
The public is asked to remain well out of the burn site while the burn is taking place and for the following days until safety checks have been made along tracks and trails.
Please comply with directions from staff or any signs if you are in the area.

Further information about this burn is available by contacting Parks and Wildlife Service on 6777 2179.​

Last reviewed 11/4/2024 01:13 PM


Fire ban: Campfire restrictions are in place
Applies from 21/10/2023

Seasonal campfire restrictions are in place until further notice.


Campfires, pot fires and other solid fuel stoves cannot be used in parks and reserves within the Dorset, Break O’Day, Glamorgan/Spring Bay, Sorell, Tasman, Kingborough and Huon Valley municipalities.

​The State Fire Restrictions map​ below shows all affected areas.  You can still use Gas stoves and gas barbecues. 

 Look out for these signs.



Please note: The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and the Vale of Belvoir Conservation Area are fuel stove only areas at all times of the year.

Last reviewed 27/3/2024 09:16 AM


About

Tasmania’s best-known conservation area, named by Lonely Planet as one of the world’s ‘Most Beautiful Beaches’ and there’s no doubt the Bay of Fires lives up to this reputation.​

The Bay of Fires Conservation Area comprises a series of magnificent bays that stretch along Tasmania’s north-east coast. Bright orange lichen encrusts the granite boulders, contrasting spectacularly against the whiter-than-white sandy beaches and turquoise water in the bays.

Binalong Bay, a peaceful beachside township, marks the southern end of the Bay of Fires, while larapuna/Eddystone Point, within Mount William National Park marks the boundary to the north.

Tasmanian beaches are renowned for their beauty and seclusion, and the Bay of Fires is up there with the best of them – perfect for long leisurely walks, swimming in the protected bays, fishing off the rocks and quiet coastal camping nestled behind the dunes – you’ll be left wondering how you’ll ever motivate yourself to leave this pocket of paradise!

​Beach activities and bird-watching are popular and pods of dolphins are frequently seen cruising close to the shore. The area is also known for its scenic reefs, underwater caves and abundant sea life and snorkelling and diving gear are often packed with camping essentials.

Experiences in Bay of Fires Conservation Area

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Dogs in parks

Searching for somewhere to take your four-legged friend? There are a number of reserves around Tasmania that are open to visitors with canine companions.

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Fishing on the rocks at Friendly Beaches, Freycinet National Park

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Fishing

Tasmania has a wealth of excellent inland and ocean fishing locations where you can cast your line.

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Beachside snorkelling

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Snorkelling and scuba diving

Bring your wetsuit, mask and fins to discover the underwater life.

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Accommodation

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  • Bay of Fires camping

What better way to start the day than waking up to the sun streaming down over the pristine beaches and blazing geology of the Bay of Fires? There are plenty of camping opportunities for tents, caravans and campers along this stretch of the North-East coast.

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Tent facing the beach, Bay of Fires Conservation Area

Bay of Fires camping