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Bay of Fires on Tasmania’s northeast coast extends from Binalong Bay to Eddystone Point and is a popular tourist destination due to its gentler climate and picturesque beauty. Bay of Fires region is best known for the orange lichen that grows on the rocks along the coast. The lichen’s striking color contrasted with the surrounding white sand beaches and crystal blue waters makes it an idyllic photographer’s delight. Interestingly, Bay of Fires was not given its name due to the the flaming orange lichen for which it is famous but, rather, the many Tasmanian aboriginal fires spotted in the area by early European explorers.
Visitors to the Bay of Fires are most often captivated by its colourful seaside landscape; however, the fiery orange, yellow and white lichen patterns on the rocks are just as artistically beautiful in an abstract way.