White sand beach at the Bay of Fires
Bay of Fires (photograph: Dixie Makro)

Bay of Fires Conservation Area

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Fire ban: Campfire restrictions are in place
From 21/10/2019, last reviewed 28/10/2019

​Campfire restrictions are now in place for this site.  This means you will not be able to use campfires, pot fires and other solid fuel stoves. Gas stoves and gas barbecues are still permitted.

Parts of the east coast are experiencing the driest conditions for the past three years with traditionally wet or damp gullies now dry. An above average fire season has been forecast for the east and south eastern parts of Tasmania due to warmer and drier conditions.

These conditions have increased the risk of unattended or poorly constructed campfires escaping and becoming bushfires. We have a duty of care to our community and want to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable camping experience.


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.

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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