One of Tassie's best keep secrets is "The Gardens", most would be familiar with the Bay of Fires (Binalong Bay) or Coles Bay (wine glass) as these are the places on all the post cards but the real gems are to be found in the less visited places where the locals go like slope rock!
My advice is explore the many hidden treasure to be found in the gardens (Bay of fires) take a hard left before hitting Binalong Bay and see what you find!
On Day 3, after a beautiful day of beach walking we found retreat at a smartly renovated lighthouse keepers' cottage at Eddystone Point (also the westernmost point of Tassie and the northern tip of the #larapuna#bayoffires ). Full of clever design details and sophisticated cultural touches, it symbolises the growing European influence on the Tasmanian Aboriginal community.
The whole @wukalinawalk project is one of identity - part ancient, part historical, part present and part aspirational. You can literally see culture evolving before your eyes. It's actually one of the most powerful aspects of the experience. You feel like your witnessing something very pivotal for young Aboriginal people especially, but also the Elders and the Tasmanian community as a whole. Finally, we're reaching a point of maturity where we can embrace our whole history, including the darkest, blackest chapters and somehow that gives us a newfound strength.
Hats off to
@taylorandhindsarchitects for being translators and facilitators in this process.
We talked a lot about fire on the @wukalinawalk - how it was carried using fire sticks made from grass tree flower stems, how yakka gum was collected for resin, how it was used to burn the landscape through fire stick farming, how it was used to cook, how it was used by the Old people to warn of European sealers' boats and how it was used for storytelling. (Oh, and how the Bay of Fires was named by the English as they sailed passed and witnessed the extensive smoke stacks created by controlled burns over vast areas)
So there's no surprises that fire was also a big influence on the architecture of the bush camp. The timber facades were all burned to blend into the environment and carry this narrative on.
If you've read Bruce Pascoe's 'Dark Emu' or Peter Latz's 'Bushfires & Bushtucker' this is probably all familiar. It gives you such a strong sense of the richness and depth of Tasmanian Aboriginal culture and spirituality. A heritage we are very fortunate to share.🔥🔥🔥 #fire#bayoffires#firestick#campfire#smokesignal#controlledburn#wukalinawalk#discovertasmania
Camping next to the bay of fires was incredible. The orange colour is made from lichen over hundreds of years, it stretches on for over 50km with beaches of pure white sand. Definitely worth the stop if you’re visiting Tassie #bayoffires
A quick stop in Bay of Fires to eat some oysters after a crazy ride in a rainforest . I found a cave on the beach to get this shot. Maybe people or animals were leaving there a long time ago ! Who knows? 😌