Larapuna (also known as Eddystone Point) is situated in the Mount William National Park and marks the most northern tip of the Bay of Fires region. Larapuna is the homeland of the Palawa (Tasmanian Aboriginals) people and features the historic Eddystone Lighthouse.
Larapuna (Eddystone Point) is located in North East Tasmania and is 52km from St Helens.
It is approximately a 1 hours drive north from St Helens on mainly unsealed roads. The small coastal hamlet of Ansons Bay is a short detour on the way to Larapuna.
Things to see and do
There are a number of tours that travel to Larapuna.
From Binalong Bay Tas 4×4 tours will take you off the beaten track and can customise a private tour to include the historic site. To view the Lighthouse from the water Bay of Fires Eco Tours offer a Bay of Fires Discovery cruise, a 3 hour boat tour departing from the Binalong Bay boat ramp.
For a cultural experience join the Wukalina Walk. This four day, three night aboriginal guided tour departs from Launceston and includes two nights in bespoke palawa inspired huts and one night in the renovated Lighthouse Keepers cottage.
Local Tip – Divert off the beaten track further north of Larapuna to visit the Blue Lake. Located between Gladestone and Derby, this lake was originally a mine hole and is often an amazing aqua colour due to the high mineral content in the base.