Bay of Fires is a picturesque region north of St. Helens on Tasmania’s northeast coast.
Experience the white beaches, blue water and granite splashed with orange lichen at the bay that was named by Captain Tobias Furneaux in 1773 in response to the many Aboriginal fires he saw burning on its shore. Beach activities and bird-watching are popular in this beautiful reserve or you may even view a pod of dolphins as they cruise along parallel to the beach.
In the conservation area, which is at the southern end and is approached from St. Helens, there are camping grounds along a 13-kilometre (eight-mile) section of road that terminates at private land called The Gardens.
From St. Helens, take Binalong Bay Road (C850) to the turnoff to the C848, which is signposted to The Gardens.