A picturesque coastal village with friendly laid-back locals, Binalong Bay is the perfect base to explore the Bay of Fires. Renowned for its crystal clear azure water, stretches of pure white sand beaches and burnt orange lichen covered granite boulders; this is arguably one of the most beautiful parts of Tasmania.
Binalong Bay is situated at the southern end of the Bay of Fires Conservation area and easily accessed only 11 km drive from St Helens.
Things to See & Do
At Binalong Bay you can do as much or as little as you like…
Relax on the main beach or head further north to explore Jeanneret Beach, Cosy Corner or one of the many other secluded beaches. For those more active there are numerous kayaking, hiking or mountain biking opportunities.
It is worth doing an early morning hike to Skelton Bay or the top of Humbug Point reserve for a spectacular sunrise.
Keen anglers will also not be disappointed with Australian salmon, flat head, trevally, yellow fined tuna, striped marlin and mako shark just some of the species on offer. Abalone can be picked up snorkeling off the gulch and beautiful tasty Tasmanian crayfish can be caught during the season for those with a fishing licence.
For those without their own vessel, board the Bay of Fires Eco tour to experience the coastline from the water and view some of the diverse marine life. Explore the area by land on a TAS4x4 tour, which takes you as far as Eddystone Lighthouse located at the northern point of the Bay of Fires Conservation area and the most easterly spot in Tasmania.
With so much to see in such a beautiful part of the world, your visit to Binalong Bay is guaranteed to leave you with lasting memories and a burning desire to visit again soon.
Local Tip – Try snorkelling in one of the numerous rock pools, you will be surprised at the marine life – it is like being in a giant aquarium.