Wineglass Bay Day Tour
- Duration: 11 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Hobart, Tasmania
Our Wineglass Bay tour departs from Hobart, heading east then following the Great Eastern Drive north. We’ll travel through the seaside towns of Orford, Triabunna and Swansea as we make our way along the East Coast of Tasmania towards the Freycinet National Park. We’ll stop briefly along the way to take in some of the local highlights such as Raspins Beach (Orford), Spiky Bridge and The Bark Mill (Swansea).
Lunch will be had at Coles Bay, where you can enjoy your fresh oysters and/or abalone from the Freycinet Marine Farm, or choose from the wide selection of seafood available at the Freycinet Fish and Chip Shop. If seafood isn’t your thing, the Freycinet Bakery Cafe has plenty to offer, or you can visit the Iluka Tavern or simply grab something simple from the Supermarket. Whatever you treat yourself with, be sure to also grab some drinking water because after lunch we go for our walk.
The walk to Wineglass Bay Lookout is one of the Great Short Walks of Tasmania and usually takes us around 45mins to get to the top. The 1.4 km walk is uphill on a rocky but well constructed path with stone steps. As a group, we walk to the Wineglass Bay Lookout where we help each other out to ensure we get the magic shots of Tasmania’s most famous photographed views. We enjoy the excitement and emotions of the moment and take in the rewarding and world famous view.
From the Lookout you will be given the option to return to the start of the walk with your guide, or for the keen walkers you can choose to spend the rest of your time completing the walk down to Wineglass beach (2hr return). There you can enjoy your lunch break with the famous white Wineglass Bay Beach sand between your toes, take a short stroll on the beach, take a swim in the stunning clear ocean, explore the rocky shoreline, the choice is yours!
If you choose to travel back with your guide, you will explore more of the Freycinet National Park through a series of short scenic walks. You’ll visit Honeymoon Bay or Sleepy Bay and Cape Tourville Lookout.
After about 4-5 hours of fun and exploration in the Freycinet National Park we all reunite and jump aboard the bus again to make our way back to Hobart. The drive home is usually spent sharing our experiences and tales with each other and celebrating our amazing day out. We’ll get you back at your accommodation around 6:30-7:00pm.
Freycinet National Park (4+ hours)
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Optional Wineglass Bay Beach walk/swim
Optional Wineglass Bay & Hazards Beach Circuit
Honeymoon Bay / Sleepy Bay
Cape Tourville Lookout
- Raspins Beach, Orford
Great Eastern Drive
Freycinet Marine Farm
(fresh seafood lunch option)
Fun, highly trained and experienced local guide
Small friendly groups
Door to door pick-ups and drop-offs including AirBnB/private residences
DVD/TV equipped bus with Tasmanian documentries
National Park entrance fees
Airport drop offs (on request)
Meals are NOT included but we make plenty of stops along the way where food and drinks can be purchased
What To Bring
Sunscreen, Sunglasses, Hat
Swimsuit/bathers and towel (if you want to swim)
Suitable warm/weatherproof clothing (particularly during winter)
A water/drinking bottle
Any personal medications
Snacks and Lunch (or $ to buy them)
Comfortable shoes for walking
A sense of fun and adventure