This 4-day-3-night Bay of Fires & Mt William Wukalina walk is the only Aboriginal owned and operated guided walk in Tasmania. Discover the magnificent natural landscape of the larapuna/Eddystone Point and wukalina /Mt William areas with palawa people (Tasmanian Aboriginal) and listen to their story, on their own land, and in their own time. Stay two nights in the architecturally designed palawa inspired (domed) huts sitting deep within a National Park and one night stylishly-renovated Lighthouse Keepers Cottage at larapuna/Bay of Fires on Aboriginal held land. Savour meals and snacks produced from local Tasmanian produce, using traditional recipes and ingredients native to Tasmania.
This 4-day Bay of Fires & Mt William walk incorporates some of Tasmania's most stunning scenery. Traverse spectacular beaches, admire incredible natural rock formations and swim in the crystal-clear waters of the Tasmanian east coast. This beautiful part of Tasmania's east coast has been named by Lonely Planet as the hottest travel destination in the world, and is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful places in Australia.
This magnificent place is the cultural homeland to palawa people for over 10,000 years. Palawa people's culture and heritage is distinctively different from mainland Aboriginal cultures, both in traditional times and since European occupation. The walk provides you an unique an opportunity to walk with palawa guides in the footsteps of their traditional people, deepen your understanding of palawa culture and community history as well as immerse you in the natural and rugged beauty of wukalina and larapuna.
Departing from Launceston, the easy to moderate grade walk begins at the Bay of Fires on the northernmost section of Mount William National Park. From its long beaches to teeming wildlife, unique history and abundant flora, Mt William National Park is a place of constant fascination. From here you'll explore iconic sights such as Boulder Point, Cobbler Rocks, Cod Bay, the pink granite lighthouse at Eddystone Point, and beautiful Anson's Bay across sand and headlands encountering some rocky trails. Throughout the tour you'll admire the rich variety of bird life, with nearly 100 species occurring in the area. This remarkable region is also famed for its spectacular native wildflowers.
The walk is fully guided and supported. On day 1, we will give you a backpack (40lt day pack). You need to carry your personal belongings including toiletries and change of clothes, water and food for the day, including lunch and snacks. Approximately 7-10kgs in a backpack.
Your package includes 3 nights' accommodation on a twin share basis (single supplement available at additional expense), guided walks each day with experienced guides, all meals and snacks produced from local Tasmanian produce, using traditional recipes and ingredients native to Tasmania, transport each day and return transfers to/from Launceston.
Embark on a journey to a cultural homeland, and to a culture completely unique.