Arguably the best-known natural attraction on Tasmania’s spectacular eastcoast, Wineglass Bay is Situated on the north side of the 10,000 ha Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is roughly 200km north of Hobart Our motel is an easy drive and a great base to explore the surrounding areas.
The walk to Wineglass Bay is commonly done in two stages: an ascent through The Hazards to a rocky lookout over the bay followed by a descent from The Hazards to the beach.
The walk commences from the carpark of the National Park, and is a 1.3 km ascent up a loose gravel track. While not a long walk, the track is steep at times and winds it way to a rocky lookout perched between the twin peaks of The Hazards – Mt Anos and Mt Mayson. The dynamic curve of the bay is amplified by the vantage of the lookout, and it’s a wonderful spot to enjoy a silent moment or to just try and catch your breath while you sit down and contemplate what madness made you do it in the first place.. Return time is about 1-1.5 hours depending how long you decide to sit and contemplate. My teenage children ran it in about 45 minutes.
From the lookout, the Wineglass Bay Track descends slowly to the sparkling blue waters and white sands of the beach. A walk to the south end of the beach takes about 20-30 minutes, and is rewarded by a striking view across Wineglass Bay to The Hazards. Return to the carpark via the lookout, total time is about 2-3 hours. Or longer if your children have to come back and pull you up to the lookout.
Freycinet National Park consists of knuckles of granite mountains all but surrounded by azure bays and white sand beaches. The dramatic peaks of the Hazards welcome you as you enter the park. Freycinet is effectively two eroded blocks of granite - the Hazards and the Mt Graham/Mt Freycinet sections of the peninsula - joined by a sand isthmus.
There are a variety of different walks to take if you want to wander around Freycinet National Park or see Wineglass Bay
ISTHMUS TRACK CIRCUIT is about 9 or 10 kilometers and a 4 to 5 hour walk.
COOKS BEACH is about a 20 kilometers return walk and takes around 8 hours
PENINSULAR TRACK is around 30 kilometers and takes a couple of days, you can camp at cooks corner.
SLEEPY BAY this is a shorter walk around 20 to 30 minutes.
MT AMOS: this walk takes around 3 hours it's a steep walk and difficult at times, I wouldnt try it in wet weather and make sure that you are fit and healthy, have on good shoes, a hat and sunscreen. If you do make the walk you will have gorgeous views over Wineglass bay and the southrn part of the Freycinet Peninsular
CAPE TOURVILLE LIGHTHOUSE This is a great walk if you dont really want to walk, it is wheelchair friendly and easy access.