Bay of Fires - Eddystone Point
Try to come here on a sunny day, not completely overcast to enjoy the picturesque fiery granite rocks at the clear blue sea. Best sunlight for these mesmerizing rocks is around midday. More rocks are accessible at low tide: Tide times Bay of Fires
From November to March pleasant temperatures mostly above 20°C. In the winter, most days with single-digit temps. Most precipitation roughly every second day occurs during the winter, although the highest amount of rain happens in November. The driest months are January to March. Even in the summer, the wind can be chilly. Anyhow, that's Tassie be always prepared for rain.
Due to the remote location and the gravel road, it’s not very busy. It only gets a bit busy during the Australian school holidays around the boat ramp.
The Eddystone Lighthouse was established in 1889 and is in total 42 meters high. The Aboriginal people are the owners of this land. Their indigenous name is Larapuna.
Most visitors come here in a rush. We spend half a day at Eddystone Point, and we also had a look at the Policemen Point. You can find an hour drive to the south in Saint Helens a variety of affordable and lovely accommodations. Stay here for a couple of days. Make a day trip to the Blue Tier Forest Reserve and the biggest tree of Australia; the Blue Tier Giant.
A short trail leads through the Evercreech Rainforest to the world's tallest white gums. Another beautiful walk leads the Halls Falls close to Pyengana. Excellent for a coffee or even a lunch break is the Pyengana Cheese Factory. We combined the Bay of Fires with the Blue Tier Forest Reserve and the Evercreech Rainforest. We loved our three nights stay at the Pelican Point Sanctuary in a self-contained cottage.
We’d like to inform you that forests that are increasingly at threat of logging in the northeast of Tassie, including the Blue Tier Giants, from April 2020 are taken out of reserve status. We will lose old grown forests in Tasmania. The Blue Derby Wild, The Friends of the Blue Tier, and the residents are fighting for their forests, but it looks like we all lose this hidden treasure trove. If you like to support the Blue Tier Giants share and comment on our article.
It’s a marvelous spot for a day trip just a 2 ½ hours drive from Launceston and 1 hour from St. Helens. The Eddystone Point and Lighthouse is situated in the Mount William National Park. It’s the last part of the Bay of Fires and accessible on a gravel road. There isn’t any shop or restaurant nearby. Several short walks start from the car park. A few picnic tables and a pit toilet are available. It's a day use area only, but north of Eddystone is the Deep Creek campground situated.
Eddystone Point at Low Tide
The scenery is mind-blowing. We enjoyed the whole place alone just by ourselves. At low tide, you get much closer to the granite rocks which are covered with reddish-orange lichen. We also had a look at the Bay of Fires at the Policemen Point
and Binalong Bay
None of these places were as spectacular as Eddystone and Cobler Rocks. Binalong Bay is easily accessible and therefore more crowded.