If you’re looking to get away from it all, there are few better places than this remote, wind-swept corner of Tasmania. Join this four-day experience from Launceston and head east past sleepy towns and rolling, sheep-filled fields to the seclusion and solitude of an Intrepid Retreat hidden among the beauty of the Bay of Fires. Start each day with a revitalising yoga session and end it swapping stories over the campfire after dinners of expertly crafted local produce. Hike to bright beaches rimmed with red-ringed rocks that contrast with the blue waters of the bay, and visit local producers to sample Tasmania’s famous harvest.
Travel Dates: Various departures dates available between 27 November 2020 and 14 December 2021
Day 1: Bay of Fires
Welcome to your Intrepid Retreat in the beautiful surrounds of Tasmania. Your adventure starts today with a departure from Launceston. Make your way east past Mt Maurice and Mt Victoria as you head towards the coast. Stop off to get yourself some lunch in the charming little town of Derby, which was once home to the richest tin mine in the world. Continue to the Bay of Fires and your glamping accommodation, perfectly placed to explore this area of stunning natural beauty. Check-in at approximately 4 pm, when there’ll be a welcome meeting and you can nibble on some locally sourced cheese and drinks as you get to know your host and the upcoming itinerary. You’ll be right in the thick of it in your luxurious bell tents, which have all the amenities and appliances you’ll need – even in-tent heating should you get that Tassie temperature drop. Spend this evening around the campfire, toasting drinks and marshmallows as you get to know your travel mates after dinner. All your meals here at the retreat use locally sourced produce, prepared by a former head chef of renowned local restaurants.
Included Activities: Bay of Fires - Locally sourced welcome dinner
Meals Included: Dinner
Special Information: Your accommodation features high-quality amenities block only a short walk from the tent area. Bathrooms are male and female.
Day 2: Bay of Fires
Welcome the day with a morning walk and yoga flow by the beach, followed by breakfast at the retreat. Afterward, take the opportunity to hike to The Gardens in the Bay of Fires Conservation Area. The Gardens lie about halfway between Ansons and Binalong bays and there are boardwalks and lookout platforms across bright white sands, fiery lichen boulders, and water clear right to the seabed. Linger over a picnic lunch as you soak up the peace of the place. Learn the history behind the colonial name (Indigenous name larapuna), and see for yourself how the Bay of Fires is one of the few places that actually lives up to itineraries that call it one of Australia’s greatest natural beauties. Return to the retreat and stretch out with a relaxing afternoon yoga session, or simply stretch out in the tent for your own free time. Make the most of the campfire setting as you enjoy another delicious dinner, and take the time to reconnect with your surroundings in this idyllic area.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Day 3: Bay of Fires
Start the day with a sun salutation and a walk as part of your pre-breakfast routine. Yesterday was a taste of the natural beauty of the Bay of Fires, and today is a taste of the natural bounty on offer. The mild coastal climate, clear ocean, and fertile soils have created an environment for world-famous produce, and you’ll be sampling some today. Make your way to a nearby winery for a tasting of their vintages, looking over the vines that cover land that the owner’s family has lived on since the late 1800s. Taste the award-winning Pinot Noirs and Sauvignon Blancs, made with handpicked grapes and fermented in French tradition. Couple it with a picnic lunch of produce sourced directly from the local region. In the afternoon return to the retreat to relax. Then, is there any better way to finish a day – and this Intrepid Retreat – that with a satisfied stomach and a yarn shared over a brew around the fire.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4: Bay of Fires
Finish your trip by starting the day with your now traditional morning walk and yoga. Enjoy a final breakfast together at the retreat, then say farewell as you depart back to Launceston.
Included Activities: Bay of Fires - Safari walk and beach yoga
Meals Included: Breakfast