“It's not really a bay of fires, more a bay of fire coloured rocks that look, if you squint, like they're on fire!”
The Bay of Fires got its name from Captain Tobias Furneaux when he noticed lots of fires along the coast, leading him to believe that the country was densely populated. That was back in 1773 when the area was occupied by indigenous Aboriginal people of Tasmania, the Palawa. Sadly their population was severely depleted in the 19th Century. But the name remains. There’s a good range of activities in the Bay of Fires area: camping, beaching, boating, bird watching, fishing, swimming, surfing and walking. Please be aware that Aboriginal middens (shell and bone deposits) are found in the sand dunes so these sites are protected. The Bay of Fires sits on Tasmania’s East Coast and extends from Binalong Bay in the south to Eddystone Point in the north.
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