Wineglass Bay and Freycinet National Park Daytrip

Action packed day trip of delights and discovery

 

Walk to the Wineglass Bay lookout to see one of the “World’s Top 10 beaches!” Join us for a fun & action- packed day  as we discover Tasmania’s East coast.  We enjoy a variety of short walks, National Park coastal views & tasty local food opportunities ...

Walk to the Wineglass Bay lookout to see one of the “World’s Top 10 beaches!”

Join us for a fun & action- packed day out as we discover the “Jewel in the Crown” of Tasmania’s east coast.  We enjoy a variety of short walks, National Park coastal scenery & delicious local food opportunities along the way (local oysters, berries, ice-creams and hand-made chocolates!)

Wineglass Bay is nestled in the Freycinet National Park on the East Coast of Tasmania. One of Tasmania’s first National Parks this is a coastal area rich in stunning landscapes. Pink granite mountains form the backdrop for secluded bays, pristine waters, white sandy beaches, local wildlife and walking trails.

 

Highlights

  • Explore Freycinet National Park (4+ hours)
  • Walk to the spectacular Wineglass Bay Lookout (moderate uphill walk 45 mins)
  • Choose the option to extend your walk to the white sands of Wineglass Bay (longer walking option 2.5 hours)
  • Visit the highlights of Freycinet National Park - Honeymoon Bay & Sleepy Bay
  • Take in the spectacular 360 degree views on the Cape Tourville Lighthouse Walk (easy 20 mins)
  • Enjoy some fresh oysters at Freycinet Marine Farm
  • Reward yourself with a tasty ice-cream at Kate’s Berry Farm – delicious!
  • Check out the unusual convict built Spiky Bridge

 

 

 

Booking Conditions

Age Restriction: 8

Fitness Requirement: Good Mobility and Adequate Fitness

What's included

  • National Park entrance fee
  • Professional guides & interpretative walks
  • Small, friendly groups
  • Central Hobart Hotel & Backpacker Hostel pick up and drop off
  • Airport drop offs on request with prior arrangement

What To Bring

  • Sensible shoes for walking
  • A variety of warm & weatherproof clothing
  • Hat & Sunscreen
  • Large water bottle, snacks, lunch (or buy it on the day)
  • Camera
  • Sense of adventure

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Itinerary

Day 1 : Freycinet National Park
We depart Hobart heading east then following the coastline north, with amazing views of Maria Island and the coastal scenery along the way. We travel through the seaside towns of Orford and Swansea as we make our way to Freycinet National Park. As we enter the Freycinet peninsula, we have a brief stop at the Freycinet Marine Farm for anyone interested in the local oysters, mussels or crayfish fresh from the pristine waters. We walk as a group to the Wineglass Bay Lookout, this is a moderate uphill walk of around 45 minutes. Once at the top you are rewarded with that world – famous view of Wineglass Bay and the stunning Freycinet National Park. Enjoy the moment, take in the views and let our guides help you with those sought after photographs. The walk to Wineglass Bay Lookout is one of the Great Short Walks of Tasmania and requires good mobility and adequate fitness. It is 1.3 km uphill, before returning downhill. Sturdy footwear, runners are fine are best for this walk. From the Lookout you have the option to return to the start of the walk with our tour guide, or for the keen walkers you can choose to spend the rest of your time completing the walk down to Wineglass beach. Wineglass Bay Beach Walk – This is a 2.5 hr return walk and adequate fitness is required. Our tour has ample time for you to do the full walk to Wineglass Bay Beach and return. Once on the beach you can enjoy our lunch in this stunning setting, jump in the pristine waters for a swim, or wander along the white sands. This is one of the most rewarding walks in Tasmania to a stunning location. If you prefer to select the shorter walking option, then we return from the Wineglass Bay Lookout with our Tour Guide and explore other areas of Freycinet National Park. Visit Honeymoon Bay, Sleepy Bay, Cape Tourville Lighthouse & Great Short Walk. After a very full 4 – 5 hours at Freycinet National Park we begin the trip back to Hobart. We have a short stop to see the local highlight, convict built Spikey Bridge and no trip to the East Coast is complete without a stop at the delicious Kate’s Berry Farm. Kate is serving up Berry Ice-creams, desserts and other sweet delights such as jams, sauces, chocolates and jellies, a delectable way to finish the day! We return to your Hobart central city accommodation around 6.30 – 7.00pm.
Meals :None

Pickups

Pick up commences from 7.00am from central city Hobart - Hotels/Backpackers (no Air BnB's).  Please ensure this is all arranged in advance so pick up times can be confirmed at the time of booking.

Duration: 1 Day
Departs: Hobart 7.30am
Returns: Hobart 7.00pm
 

Optional Excursions

Optional Activities (Available to sign up on tour with your guide)

  • National Parks
  • Adventure
  • Nature

Available Extras

There are no additional charges.

Please note meals/snacks are not included but we do offer a stop along the way to purchase a bakery style take away lunch. 

No Credit Card or Booking Fees!!

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On this daytour, you will discover the "Jewel in the Crown" of the east coast of Tasmania. Discover the beautiful scenery of the Wineglass Bay and Freycinet National Park and spot local wildlife. Walk to the Wineglass Bay lookout and visit one of the "World's top 10 beaches". A great daytour filled with fun.

Recent Independent Reviews

  • On Trip Advisor

    Picked up by tour guide Jack who was excellent, very knowledgable and friendly. Learnt a lot on the way up there about Tassie and the local wildlife and enjoyed the fresh seafood lunch. Jack was very flexible with the group (if people wanted to get takeaway lunch and see the sea that was fine or stay and eat etc) and he ferried us about happily showing us beautiful hidden beaches off the beaten track on route.
    Wineglass bay was lovely. The group split between those who wanted to do the long or the short hike, I did the long one and really enjoyed exploring the beach.
    There seem to be a few grumbles about a long time in the van on the thread but aside from magic I don't see how that could be changed and the minibus was certainly comfortable enough! A long but lovely day and would recommend.

    On Trip Advisor

    Wineglass Bay and the hike up the pink granite mountains offer a highly enjoyable way to spend the day. It's absolutely beautiful and the scenery is spectacular! There are many different hikes you can take of varying difficulty and levels. But the bottom line is this: getting to the lookout to see the views of the bay is a must when you're in Freycinet National Park. Absolutely stunningly beautiful, peaceful, wonderful hikes through the bush and just a must-do while visiting this beautiful island! I loved every bit of it! Enjoy the visit! It can not/NOT be missed!

    On Trip Advisor

    Had an absolutely awesome day with Zach - Scottish-born but Tasmanian at heart - my highly skilled tour guide! The sky stayed blue, the sun stayed out and the wildlife came out to play! :) So thrilled to see an echidna, baby Tiger snake slither ahead of us on a track; a whale that had come into Wineglass Bay to rest, play and gently perform for those of us that had our cameras poised on him the whole time; and the tame wallaby that likes to hang out at the Wineglass Bay lookout! It was an active, action-packed day that ended with local Tasmanian lavender ice cream with a stop at Kate's Berry Farm on the way back to Hobart. I absolutely loved it! Heartfelt thanks to Tours Tasmania for making it happen and letting me leave Tasmania in love with the place :))