It's hard to pick a highlight of this four day walk, as it was all so fabulous. What a beautiful place, and we were lucky enough to see it in perfect weather with a great group of people and outstanding guides in Ed and Erin, who shared their knowledge in a very easy, accessible way and then managed to rustle up amazing meals whenever we stopped. The camp on the first night was comfortable but arriving at the lodge was something else - like stepping into the pages of a glossy magazine. Incredibly stylish but super relaxed, we started off with a beer and a foot bath each, and things just kept getting better!
I hadn't intended to have a spa treatment, but succumbed to a 'what-the-hell' moment and I'm so glad I did. I had a foot massage, which doesn't sound much, but I arrived red-faced and fraught, having puffed up the hill, afraid that I was late, but floated back to the lodge afterwards, completely restored. The spa is worth visiting even if you don't have a treatment: you walk through the bush and suddenly there it is, beautifully situated, a haven of tranquillity.
The kayaking was great too, and the laughter round the table, and the scented bush, and the sea which just kept on rolling in, but possibly my favourite moment of all was when I made my way down to South Abbotsbury and had the beach all to myself for an hour. Perfect.
The colours are extraordinary in the Bay of Fires: turquoise sea, white sand, blue sky, green bush, red lichen. It was an expensive trip, yes, but worth every penny for an incredible experience in such a remote and beautiful spot. Unmissable and unforgettable.
- Also Known As:
- Bay Of Fires Hotel Mount William National Park