Blue Tier & Bay
of Fires, TASMANIA
Tour Date: 11
23 - 28 October 20
For SINGLE WALKERS 6 days / 5 nights
Sunday 23 to Friday 28 October 2011 (40 TO 59 Years)
Launceston • Pyegana • Blue Tier • Bay of Fires • Binnalong Bay • Mt William National Park • Evercreech Forest Reserve • Launceston
Walking Blue Tier & Bay of Trip Grading & Preparation Trip Operator
This spectacular six day tour This is graded introductory to moderate Tasmanian Expeditions has been
combines the rare and varied beauty and is suited to anyone who enjoys in operation for over 30 years.
of Tasmania’s northeast. The Blue Tier walking with a reasonable to good They offer economical, reliable,
is a mountain plateau and the Bay of level of fitness. Fitness enables you environmentally friendly, small group,
Fires beaches are some of the most to do more, see more or simply relax fully inclusive adventure holidays
pristine in the world. more. The best way to train for an active to some of the most beautiful and
holiday is to simulate the activity you pristine parts of Tasmania.
Beginning in Launceston, this will be undertaking on the trip.
six day trip heads north east and Fellow Passengers: Share your
encompasses a variety of terrain and Train for uneven terrain by finding a journey with other like-minded single
attractions, which is covered in easy rough narrow bush track, even just travellers. Plus, we ‘go the extra mile’
and moderate day walks. your local park or sports field, go for a and offer a pre-departure contact
lovely long walk in your trekking boots service to our group of guests (see
The experienced guides will bring (nothing spoils a trekking holiday quite itinerary page for details)
the area alive with their local as much as poor fitting boots!) - splash
knowledge and enthusiasm for the in the puddles or kick up the dust!
Tasmanian Wilderness. Prepare yourself for adverse conditions
by getting out there at a prearranged
time despite rain, hail or shine.
k early to
s e c u r e yo u r
TOP 5 REASONS
1. Age-matched holiday groups
2. Travel with like-minded singles
3. Tours provided by leading tour
4. Early bird savings with many tours
5. Room-mate matching option
Tour Inclusions Accommodation on Trip About Us
• 2 experienced guides The first two nights will be spent at At arendezvous travel & leisure we offer
• 5 nights accommodation with separate ‘The Pub in the Paddock’ at Pyengana. holiday groups for single travellers. All
facilities There are 9 bedrooms available at the trips age-matched so there’s more chance
• All meals; lunch day 1 until lunch day 6 property (double, twin and/or triple you’ll share your journey with like-minded
Bus transfers and support share). The remaining three nights travellers. Visiting destinations across
• Waterproof jackets and over-pants of the tour will be spent at Binalong Australia and around the globe, choose
• All linen except towel Bay in large rental holiday homes that from short escapes to adventure trips
• Communications for emergency use are booked many months in advance. and leisurely touring.
• Group first aid kit Larger groups will be divided up
All cooking & eating equipment between two houses that are close to Contact Us
one another. If you are travelling alone
you will be accommodated with others arendezvous travel & leisure
Tour Dates (same gender) as either twin or triple Monday to Thursday 10am to 6pm
Sunday 23 to Friday 28 October 2011 share. Friday 10am to 5pm (AET)
* Bookings will close before published date if places sell out.
The Pre and/or Post tour hotel is the Phone 1300 653 692
City Park Grande, Launceston a 4.5 star Fax 02 8001 6196
hotel. The room rate provided does not Email email@example.com
include breakfast. Website arendezvous.com.au
Tour Prices T/A Licence No. 2TA08183
For your protection and peace of mind we are a
member of the Travel Compensation Fund.
Tour Price $1995
Pre & Post Tour Twin Single
What to bring: A detailed list will be Hotel Share Room
provided with pre departure informa- 2 NIGHTS:
tion. In brief, you need to bring: jump- 1 night pre tour &
ers, thermal tops, thermal pants, t-shirts, 1 night post tour hotel
warm trousers, walking trousers, walking stay *
socks, gloves, sunhat, beanie, underwear,
* The pre/post tour hotel room rate provided
boots/shoes for walking, shoes/sandals,
does not include breakfast
daypack, torch, sunglasses, water bottle,
towel, swimwear, sunscreen, insect repel-
lent, camera, binoculars, books.
Itinerary for Walking Blue Tier & Bay of Fires, TASMANIA
Day 1: Launceston to Pyengana via Derby & cheese tasting and cup of coffee before climb to the summit to enjoy spectacular
Waterfalls making our way back to the Pub in the views of the east coast, Flinders Island, Cape
Walking Distance: up to 10km Paddock where your guides will prepare a Barren Island, Eddystone Lighthouse and
Overnight: Pub in the Paddock, Pyengana delicious evening meal. even Ben Lomond!
Time: 3-5 hours MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Today you will be picked up from your
accommodation in Launceston between DAY 3: Waterfalls in the Blue Tier DAY 6 : St. Mary’s and Evercreech Forest Reserve
8.00am and 8.30am & transferred to a pre- Walking Distance: up to 10km Walking Distance: up to 6km. Time: 3-4 hours
departure briefing at the Arthouse Hostel Overnight: Binalong Bay This morning we enjoy a private encounter
in Launceston beginning at 8.30am. Your Time: up to 6 hours with Gloria Andrews, a local aboriginal
guides will present a general overview of Today we may return to Poimena to complete elder who shares the story of her cultural
the trip, conduct a gear check and provide any of the above walks that were missed heritage with us and may show us examples
you with the opportunity to hire/borrow out on yesterday before we visit the historic of aboriginal basket work and tools etc.,
any equipment/clothing that you may need. site of the Anchor Stamper Batteries, where that have been passed down through the
After the briefing we drive approximately mining relics are disappearing into the generations in her family.
90 minutes north east of Launceston regenerating cool temperate rainforests.
to the Derby Tin Mine Centre (www. Another option is the two hour Mt Michael Saying farewell to the East Coast we drive to
trailofthetindragon.com) where we discover Circuit Walk which on a clear day, provides Evercreech Forest Reserve to see the tallest
the story of how this small township was us with spectacular views of the surrounding white gums in the world that stand over 90m
once the world’s largest exporter of tin ore. area and peaks. After lunch we depart for high and are referred to as the ‘White Knights’.
The afternoon is spent exploring nearby the coastal town of St. Helens where we Here we have the opportunity to explore
waterfalls such as Ralph Falls, Cuckoo Falls enjoy some free time to explore the local two short walking tracks that take us through
and St Columba Falls. We overnight at the stores, enjoy a coffee and perhaps purchase forests of Blackwoods & Manferns and to the
quaint ‘Pub in the Paddock’ at Pyengana some Tasmanian beer and wine that can be picturesque Evercreech Falls. After lunch we
where we will enjoy a traditional country enjoyed over the following three nights at drive past Mathinna and return to Launceston
pub meal. This is the first of two nights our spacious holiday houses at Binalong Bay. via forestry roads. You will be dropped off
we will spend at Pyengana which is an MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner at your accommodation at approx 5pm and
aboriginal word meaning the meeting of usually the group arranges to meet later that
two rivers. MEALS: Lunch, Dinner DAY 4: Bay of Fires Beach Walk evening to share a final meal in Launceston
Walking Distance: 14km. Time: up to 6-8hrs together.
Day 2: Blue Tier Exploration Overnight: Binalong Bay MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch
Walking Distance: up to 10k. Time: up to 8hrs Today we set out to explore the Bay of Fires
Overnight: Pub in the Paddock, Conservation Area by walking along the This itinerary is subject to change with any change
Pyengana isolated coastline from Policeman’s Point in Community regulations as well as Governmental
Our morning walk today takes us to the to The Gardens. We spend the whole day changes and natural circumstances beyond our
foothills of the Blue Tier where we visit a exploring pristine, white sandy beaches, rock control.
pocket of remnant old growth rainforest pools and ancient aboriginal middens (shell
containing giant Eucalypt & Myrtle Trees. & bone deposits) under the watchful gaze of WHAT YOU CARRY
The highlight of this spectacular 90 minute various sea birds usually circling overhead. The Blue Tier and Bay of Fires Tour offers a
circuit walk is the opportunity to see ‘The Along the way we will stop for lunch and series of day walks. During the day walks
Big Tree’ which has a massive girth of the opportunity to have a swim or to simply you will need to carry a small backpack. It
19.4m and has braved the tests of time & sit back and take in the breathtaking views needs to contain water bottles/bladder of 2L
nearby forestry activity. Next we drive up of the iconic orange lichen covered granite capacity, warm and waterproof clothing, sun
to the Blue Tier Nature Reserve and enjoy rocks contrasting with the aquamarine colour protection cream and clothing, your camera
a picnic lunch at the site which was once a of the sea – an image that is representative and a snack that your guide may offer before
thriving mining town called Poimena. Now of Tasmania’s spectacular east coast. When departing the bus. It needs to be at least 25-
deserted, this reserve becomes our base for our walking is complete, we will be driven the 40 Litre capacity and should not weigh more
the afternoon from which we can enjoy a short distance back to our accommodation at than about 7 kg max once packed.
selection of the following walks: Binalong Bay to enjoy dinner and each others
company as the sun sets over the bay.
Australia Hill Circuit Walk: This 2 hour walk has MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner PRE-DEPARTURE CONTACT SERVICE.
great aboriginal significance and fantastic With your permission, we share your first
views back to Ben Lomond and surrounding Day 5: Eddystone Lighthouse & Mt. William name, state and email (or other preferred
mountains. National Park contact method) with the rest of the
Weldborough Creek Walk: A walk through Walking Distance: up to 10 kms.Time: up to 6 hrs travellers on your tour. This provides the
regenerating rainforests that displays Overnight: Binalong Bay opportunity to get in touch with others in
remnants of the region’s tin mining history. This morning we drive to the northern most the group prior to travel. This contact list is
Moon Rim Walk: This 2 hour circuit walk takes end of the Bay of Fires Conservation Area provided after bookings close.
us to the summit of Mt Poimena providing to see Eddystone Lighthouse which was
great views to the east coast, St. Helens and constructed in 1889. We will explore the TERMS AND CONDITIONS
the Furneaux Island Group. surrounding coves before continuing to Mt. Full terms and conditions are available
Three Notch Track: Follows an old mining pack William National Park to see one of the only on the holiday website. Information was
trail to McGoughs lookout – superb views of areas where Forrester Kangaroos still exist in correct at the time of publishing however
the coastline. Tasmania. some details may change without notice.
This holiday is operated by Tasmanian
If time permits, we will stop by the historic After lunch at Stumpy’s Bay we make our way Expeditions for arendezvous travel & leisure
Pyengana Cheese Factory and enjoy a through costal vegetation to Mt. William and ABN 23 119 642 992.