A mountain bike trip doesn't need to mean bunk beds and one toilet for six people.
Bay of Fires Bush Retreat, St Helens
The crew at AMB love a bit of camping, but for those who don’t want to deal with a rain fly, tent footprint or natural toilets, but still want to sleep outside, glamping at the Bay of Fires Bush Retreat might just offer the right mix of rugged and luxury. With bell tents and bungalows available, the Bay of Fires Bush Retreat is located only a few minutes from Swimcart Beach, the crescendo of the new 42km Blue Tier to St. Helens Bay of Fires Trail. There are full-size beds inside the tents, and some of the swankiest camp showers we've ever seen.
The Bush Retreat has a fully equipped kitchen so you can cook up your own bush tucker, or leave it to live in chef Thomas Dicker. As the former head chef and part-owner of Angasi at Binalong Bay, and Drift Cafe and Restaurant in Devonport, Dicker puts a premium on quality Tassie sourced produce and will whip up a gourmet meal to have you fueled for your next day on the trails.
Photos: Adam Gibson
You can get mnore details about the bush retreat on their website.
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St Helens MTB Adventures
Offering tailored tours and shuttles, Glen from St Helens MTB Adventures can provide gastronomical delights and shuttling for you and your friends, with food and drink sourced locally from some of the best produce providers! Oysters on Swimcart Beach after the Bay of Fires Trail is quite an experience.