Bay of Fires, Tasmania
There’s something undeniably exciting about a beach squeezed between a national park and an (often angry) white-capped Southern Ocean. You can walk for kilometres at Bay of Fires on Tasmania’s remote northeastern corner and not see another soul.
Named in 2009 by Lonely Planet as the best destination on Earth to visit, the Bay of Fires is home to granite-white beaches fringed by dunes, where Aboriginal middens (discarded shells) can still be found. At certain times of the year, dolphins and whales can be seen from the beach, and in summer the clear waters are blissfully warm and inviting. Back on dry land, wander through peppermint forests in search of echidnas, wombats, kangaroos and Tasmanian devils.
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