Walking on the East Coast of Tasmania

Michelle Morgan - Thursday, April 24, 2014

I just finished a four-day walk with my husband, Luke, and other walkers on the east coast of Tasmania. We started in the Mt William National Park, walking to Forester Beach Camp where we stayed on our first night before continuing down the coast, along several beautiful pristine beaches to the southern section of the Bay of Fires where we stayed in a lodge for the next two nights.

The Bay of Fires was named in 1773 by Captain Tobias Furneaux, an English navigator in Captain Cooks' second voyage expedition who saw many camp fires on the shore, which he believed was an indication that the country was densely populated. In fact, Tasmania was inhabited by many Aboriginal tribes at the time whose families, culture and traditions and culture were severely impacted and in many places, devastated by the settlers who subsequently came to live on the island.

» Share this post

Recent Posts


captain tobias furneaux copyediting southern highlands writers' festival bologna children's book fair festival of golden words children's book council of australia NSW branch festival of dangerous ideas Port Macquarie Library national simultaneous storytime tom keneally centre southern cross mother's day 19 March 1932 clancy tucker Lismore Library ubud writers & readers festival kate gordon teachers' notes Good Reading gorman arts centre amazon kindle Broadbeach Library literary events QBD too late for love kids' book review indie publishing mabo day hans christian andersen canberra martin luther king, jr Tamworth City Library sir charles kingsford smith spark award older readers 2017 jackie french giveaway book trailer kobo writers' festivals di bates believing barbara braxton scbwi australia kindle good reading magazine fishpond karma children's book council of australia illawarra south coast children's book council of australia national conference school visits Newcastle writers' festival Spotlight On authors children's / YA literature festivals ulladulla library griffin press Historical Novel Society ReadPlus blog tour deb robins reviews CBCA book of the year awards alexander mccall smith playwriting Mitchell Library readhowyouwant valentine's day sharon mcguinness book fairs tanika gupta Reader's Companion Armidale State Library of NSW self-publishing literary lunch big book day out iTunes nowra library society of children's book writers and illustrators combined book exhibit ann harth 14 february 1966 potts point bookshop Dymock's Canberra autumn revel historical fiction playwrights retreat tasmania goodreads giveaway Bowral Art Gallery southern highland news middle grade fiction all the buzz about books deep sky Sydney Harbour Bridge plays elizabeth gilbert libraries goodreads ANZAC Day coming-of-age fiction Magpies Waterstones frankfurt book fair griffin theatre bookshops elaine ousten Australia Day storytellers festival lovereading4kids lachlan philpott barnes&noble amazon indigenous literacy day Taree Library seven mile beach flying through clouds nook Quirindi Library Moss Vale Campus Library Bookshop Bowral bookstop[ sydney writers festival 2019 australian federation of graduate women teen fiction Grafton Library eBook mall bill condon bradman museum author videos smsa library refugees book tour awards international children's book day 2014 shoalhaven libraries paperback 12 curly questions luke johnson nsw writers' centre berkelouw books byron writers festival sydney mechanics school of arts library sydney gerringong historical society museum Paperchain Manuka book depository smashwords Abbey's Bookshop MacLean's Booksellers mETAphor atyp lyn linning Kings Cross Theatre narrabundah college writing process blog hop act writers centre scbwi australian standing orders berkelouw book barn St Paul's Primary School sophie masson australian reading hour arielle gamble WritingNSW CBCA Children's Book Week Anniversary Day fran knight playwriting festival spark award 2017 chloe mauger Dymocks Brisbane racing the moon sally odgers book launch goodbye frankie romy sharp heart of australia songs historical novel society australasia eBook skylight books KXT decimal currency author talks ubud, bali buzz words hnsa YA fiction writing workshops Gordon Library allen & unwin interviews highlife magazine michelle morgan theatre Reading Time bay of fires Tamworth Country Music Festival Books + Publishing reconciliation jump for jordan Muswellbrook Library telopea park school bookworld sydney opera house bookloons refugee week just write for kids jamberoo public school books dymocks better read than dead illustrators sandy fussell holidays indigenous literacy foundation book cover design ainslie + gorman arts centre read3r'zrevu NAIDOC week children's book council of australia booktopia Woollahra Library bushwalking australian literature