Less than a ten minute drive from St Helens and you’ll arrive in Binalong Bay. The sight is simply jaw-dropping: the turquoise-coloured ocean breaks into a breathtaking white beach fringed with huge boulders draped in iconic orange lichen. The Bay of Fires has been luring holiday makers for decades, named by ‘Lonely Planet’ in 2009 as the world’s hottest travel destination, the Bay of Fires is a must on your Tasmanian holiday itinerary.

Place endless footprints along the vast stretches of perfectly white sand, spend hours jumping from one vibrate orange boulder to the next or float the days away swimming and snorkeling in the crystal clear waters. Extending from Binalong Bay in the south to Eddystone Point in the north, the Bay of Fires is a glorious combination of untouched wilderness and perfect strands of beaches.

Laid-back and relaxing, Binalong Bay is a charming village of holiday homes and campsites.A great place to take time out swimming, boating, fishing, kayaking and walking.

The nearby Humbug Point Nature Recreation Area includes lovely spots like Skeleton Bay, Grants Point and Elephant Head. Popular for bushwalking and bird-watching, the Humbug Point heathlands attract a rich array of birdlife including yellow-tailed black cockatoos, wattlebirds and honeyeaters, while seabirds seen in the area include the magnificent white-bellied sea eagles, Pacific gulls, gannets, petrels and albatross. In spring, the area is ablaze with wildflowers, including native orchids and the distinct yellow flowers of native Banksia.

The tranquil rural valley of Priory sits inland from the coast. Take Reids Rd (C849) from the Gardens Rd and travel through the Mt Pearson Reserve and be greeted by prime agriculture. Further north along the Gardens Road, there are many beaches and bays to explore and lazy the days away. The bright white sands and crystal clear waters make the campsite of the Bay of Fires Conservation Area some of the best free camping in Tasmania.

LOCAL CHAMBER BUSINESSES

ALOHA DREAMING MASSAGE

Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Massage in Beautiful Binalong Bay – Bay of Fires. Refreshes Body, Mind and Spirit! “I love giving this massage as much as the person receiving it.” An exquisite fluid massage, that can be deep by request, it is always relaxing and rejuvenating.

Michelle “Mickie” Ball
Gokhale Method® Teacher & Back Pain Specialist
Massage Therapist

Address: Binalong Bay
Phone: 0428 223 271
Email: michelle@gokhalemethod.com
Website: www.alohadreaming.org

BAY OF FIRES ECO TOURS

The Bay of Fires stretches for nearly 30kms and there is no better way to soak up this amazing scenery than from the water. With three different tours on offer covering all or part of the Bay of Fires, our fully guided tours offer not only magnificent scenery, but the chance to encounter an abundance of sea and bird life.

Address: ‘Titley’s Shack’ Main Rd, Binalong Bay
Phone: 0499 209 756
Email: admin@bayoffiresecotours.com.au
Website: www.bayoffiresecotours.com.au

BINALONG BUNGALOWS

Stay opposite the sandy white beaches and aqua waters of Binalong Bay in our affordable, fully self contained family holiday units. Bushwalking, kayaking, cycling, swimming, diving, fishing and more are right on your doorstep.

Address: 124 Main Rd, Binalong Bay
Phone: (03) 6376 8368
Email: ecscuba@bigpond.com
Website: www.binalongbungalows.wordpress.com

TAS4X4TOURS

Here at Tas4x4Tours we believe it is the best way to see all that the Bay of Fires and the hinterland has to offer. Come and see the stunning orange rocks and crystal clear waters in the nooks and crannies that you might otherwise miss. The inland rainforests and waterfalls are a must see as part of your East Coast holiday. 1/2 and full day tour specialists.

Address: Binalong Bay
Phone: 1300 TAS4X4 (1300 827 494)
Email: info@tas4x4tours.com
Website: www.tas4x4tours.com.au

PRIORY RIDGE WINES

Priory Ridge wines is the only vineyard and cellar door operation in the iconic Bay of Fires/Binalong Bay/ St Helens area. Nestled in the tranquil valley of Priory and bordering the Gerorge River, we are easily accessible from C843 and C849. A truly unique experience awaits you: an ancestral property with panoramic views, a rustic Cellar door, historical records of early settlers to the area; premium cool climate wines for tastings/sales: Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris.

Address: 280 Ansons Bay Rd, St Helens
Phone: (03) 6376 1916 or 0408 479 699
Email: info@prioryridgewines.com  
Website: www.prioryridgewines.com