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Overland Track bookings open with a rush

18/07/2017

Tasmania's iconic world-renowned bushwalks are a key driver behind the boom in visitor numbers to the state, and bookings for the Overland Track walking season have opened with a rush for the peak summer period.More

Works under way to improve safety at Bruny Island Neck

07/07/2017

Bruny Island Main Road at The Neck will soon be a safer environment for road users, visitors and wildlife, with road and car park improvements starting this week.More

Productive summer on the Overland Track

27/06/2017

The Overland Track's summer works program has seen gains in sanitation, historic heritage conservation works and track improvements.More

Bay of Fires Conservation Area

Northern Section

The northern section of The Bay of Fires is within the Mt William National Park. It extends from the northern shore of the Ansons Bay outlet to Eddystone Point.

Access

This section can be accessed from the Eddystone Road, just before the Lighthouse. Foot access only to Abbotsbury Beach is a 15 minute walk over the sand dunes to the beach. Please note that dogs are prohibited, as you are within a national park.

Camping

There are no facilities on this section of the Bay of Fires. The area is day use only. Carry drinking water with you.

However, just north of Eddystone Point, you will find camping and facilities at Deep Creek. The campground is accesses via the turn-off on the left before the Eddystone Lighthouse.

Facilities here include bore water, untreated tank water and pit toilets. See Camping and Cabin Fees for further information and costs. Park Entry Fees apply for this northern section of the Bay of Fires. Dogs are prohibited at the Deep Creek Campground.

Picnic facilities and a pit toilet are available at at Picnic Rocks, and there is also a toilet, boat launching and picnic facilities at Eddystone Lighthouse Carpark.

There are no shops or other facilities in this area.