Turning the corner on the road from St Helens into Binalong Bay, the sight is simply jaw-dropping: the turquoise-coloured ocean breaks onto a breathtakingly white beach fringed with huge boulders draped with iconic orange lichen.

The Bay of Fires has been luring holiday makers for decades. Named by Lonely Planet in 2009 as the world’s hottest travel destination, the Bay of Fires has to be included on your Tasmanian holiday itinerary. Take in the view of beautiful Binalong Bay on the balcony of Moresco Restaurant while you dine on some fresh seafood and a local wine.

Spend peaceful hours snorkelling in the region’s crystal clear lagoons, inlets and bays. Place your footprints along the endless stretches of perfectly white sand. A fascinating aquatic world can be discovered with local guided diving and snorkelling tours. View scenic reefs, spectacular sponges and corals, underwater caves, and abundant marine life including weedy sea dragons, boarfish, abalone and wandering rock lobsters in excellent year-round visibility of up to 20 metres.