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Bay of Fires


About Bay of Fires

Tasmania's Bay of Fires is a region of white beaches, blue water and granite boulders splashed with orange lichen. Captain Tobias Furneaux named the bay, in North East Tasmania, in 1773 in response to the many Aboriginal fires he saw burning on its shore. People visiting the area today often conclude that the name refers to the play of light on the water. It's a good guess - the light in Tasmania has a crystalline quality. Beach activities and bird watching are popular in this beautiful reserve.

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Website: http://www.discovertasmania.com/activities__and__attractions/wilderness_areas/national_parks_and_res