Set in a remarkable slice of Australian wilderness the Bay Of Fires Lodge is a remarkable property in a brilliant location. This small slice of Tasmania is something very, very special.
The Bay of Fires Lodge is a remarkable place.
No. Let me rephrase that. It’s a remarkable place in a remarkable location.
First the location.
The Bay of Fires is a small area in the North East of Tasmania. It is a remote area, with rugged beaches and the most spectacular rocky shoreline you will ever see. Scattered with large red granite boulders they almost glow red at sunset and sun up.
Bay Of Fires is truly spectacular and was listed in our “100 Things To Do In Australia Before You Die”. Almost all of Tasmania is stupendously beautiful. And this is one of the best bits.
Recognising that this was one of the best bits was the talented architect Ken Latona. In the late 1990’s he obtained permission to build a small, eco friendly lodge that rested tastefully in the landscape and after numerous battles was granted permission. The building is the only property along the stunning 20km coastline.
Built By Helicopter
This is the most staggering bit for us. The property WAS BUILT BY HELICOPTER. Seriously. The location is so rugged, and the environmental impact of creating a building site was so great that it was necessary to manufacture as much of the property as possible offsite, and then piece by piece lower it in place by helicopter.
The lodge itself has about 10 double rooms. There is a large communal kitchen and living areas with large timber decks at the front and back. The building is ecologically aware and uses composting toilets, solar power and bottled gas. The gas bottles are replenished each year along with all other materials that are needed during an annual helicopter lift (of course) when the building is resupplied.
Each room has underfloor heating and looks out to pristine bushland and surf beaches. They are light and airy with a wall of louvres that effectively makes one of your 4 walls glass. The interiors are Tasmanian oak, and with it’s liberal use through the entire building it adds to it’s “Lodge” feel.
The bay Of Fires lodge is used by the Anthology group, and it popular for walking groups and corporate classes. Photography classes are also popular as the location provides for magnificent photographic opportunities.
The building is remarkable. The location even more so.
Who Is It For:
Anyone interested in an escape to nature. People looking for an active walking holiday and those people just looking to spend some quiet time in one of Australia’s greatest natural playgrounds.