Bay of Fires Walk spa outside

The Bay of Fires Lodge Walk in northern Tasmania has kicked off this year’s walking season with the opening of a new boutique eco spa, offering walkers some well-earned rest and relaxation.

The iconic four-day/three night Bay of Fires Lodge Walk is ranked as one of Australia’s most recognised walks and follows Tasmania’s pristine north east coastline through the Bay of Fires Conservation Area.

The walk enables visitors to experience some of Australia’s most distinctive flora and fauna in one of the most picturesque places on earth.

The new spa is located in an idyllic setting adjacent to the Bay of Fires Lodge. It offers breathtaking views with an outdoor deck and inside lounging spaces, extensive wellness and wilderness library and a small spa boutique.

The spa reflects the natural environment of Tasmania’s spectacular north east coastline and offers guests a little indulgence upon arrival at the Lodge.

Treatments vary from massages, facials and body treatments with a special focus on rejuvenation. Natural, chemical-free products are used in all spa treatments. A therapeutic bath experience is also available, offering the perfect prelude to any spa treatment using natural ingredients to cleanse and restore.

The spa’s philosophy reflects the company’s commitment to the environment. As such, Australian Li’tya products are being used exclusively in the treatments. Li’tya means ‘Of the Earth’, and is a unique range of skin, hair and body products based on Indigenous Australian plants and the principles of modern and Indigenous herbalism, aromatherapy and touch therapy.

Walkers can choose from a variety of massages and signature treatments including a 60-minute Relaxation Massage for $145, perfect for restoring energy, with a blend of geranium, Tasmanian lavender and native Australian sandalwood essential oils helping to achieve deep relaxation and a soothed state of mind.

A private bathing pavilion has also been designed to allow guests to fully submerge in nature overlooking the Bay of Fires.

Walkers might opt for the Tasmanian Peat Mud Bath, rich in hydrating proteins and minerals, a Jiga Jina Bath Soak combining fragrant Australian flowers, seeds and medicinal leaves or a Bush Magic Bath where the oils of honeysuckle, lemon tea tree and native sandalwood are combined to soothe and invigorate. All bath treatments cost $65 for 30 minutes.

The spa reinforces the Walk’s commitment to providing guests with the ultimate walking experience – combining fresh air and fitness, and spectacular scenery with a touch of style.

Bay of Fires Lodge Walk and Cradle Mountain Huts Walk are both owned and operated by the Tasmanian Walking Company.

The company has worked with highly regarded spa consultant Naomi Gregory in the development of the new spa at the Bay of Fires Lodge.

Heath Garrett, General Manager of the Tasmanian Walking Company said: “The spa is a natural fit for us and sits perfectly in line with the other special indulgences we offer our guests on arrival at the Lodge including our amazing dining and Tasmanian wine experiences.”

The Bay of Fires Lodge Walk opened on 1st October, 2013 and runs through to 1st May, 2014.