Eddystone Point in Tasmania’s Bay of Fires is located towards the southern end of the Mt William National Park and is close to one hours driving time from St Helens.
Eddystone Point Lighthouse
The point is famous for its lighthouse, which is still in use (automated) these days. It is also a spectacular location for some seascape photography, and works nicely both at dusk and dawn.
When you visit the lighthouse, you will find a trail through the bushes which takes you to some nice and rocky granite covered in the orange lichen that the area is famous for. You also get a great view of the white sands of the Bay of Fires conservation reserve which stretches away to the south.
My favourite location in this part of the Bay of Fires is the Picnic Rocks, just a short drive along the road to the Deep Creek campground which heads north from the main Eddystone Point road just a couple of kms before the lighthouse.
The Picnic Rocks are great at both dusk and dawn, as there is often a nice pink glow even on the eastern horizon, at dusk. Also, the low dunes on the western horizon means that some beautiful dusk light from the setting sun can be captured on the rocks.
Camping at the Deep Creek area is recommended in order to capture both sunrise and sunset, and even a night under the stars. Star shoots at this time of the year are great, as the sun is setting before 5:00pm meaning it is dark enough to start shooting the stars after an early dinner!
Bay of Fires Photography Workshop