Why Visit Wineglass Bay in Tasmania

Time to plan your visit to Wineglass Bay in Freycinet National Park, Tasmania.

Visit Wineglass Bay in Tasmania

Amazing views of Wineglass Bay from the lookout point are like looking at a real-life postcard.

Located in Freycinet National Park on the east coast of Tasmania Wineglass Bay is constantly voted in the Top 10 beaches worldwide! Tasmania is home to many stunning sites, but Wineglass Bay stands out with its awe-inspiring views.

The crystal clear waters and white sandy beach of Wineglass Bay are a tremendous sight. The sunlight for Wineglass Bay Lookout is best at midday. Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay are some of Tasmania’s most popular attractions. Wineglass Bay and Freycinet National Park are two spectacular landscapes near Hobart. While Wineglass Bay is an azure-colored, secluded beach, Freycinet National Park is a rugged stretch of coastline with views that rival anything in Australia. Both are must-see destinations in Tasmania. 

Visiting Tasmania is truly a wonderful experience, an island with perfect wilderness and hiking opportunities. Wineglass Bay is a must-visit on your Tasmania trip and must be seen to be believed!

Check out our day tours from Hobart to Wineglass Bay and Launceston to Wineglass Bay. Or take a longer 5 or 7 days around Tasmania including a visit to Freycinet National Park and a hike at Wineglass Bay.

Wineglass Bay Tasmania is one of the most photographed places in Australia. The scenery is breathtaking and even if you have visited once before, you will still have to pinch yourself to believe the beauty of this Tasmanian paradise. This part of Tasmania is popular among travellers who want to visit beaches. The water at Wineglass Bay is beautifully clear, making it a stunning spot to swim. There are lots of places to camp nearby Wineglass Bay including Barilla Bay and Rabbit Island where you can spend some time under the stars in a Tasmanian paradise!

How long does it take to walk to Wineglass Bay?

Around 1 to 2 hours walk down and back to the Wineglass Bay Beach. A 6km round trip.   To walk to the top of the Wineglass Bay lookout is around 3km walk so about 30 minutes with good fitness. 

Can you swim in Wineglass Bay Tasmania?

The perfect spot for a swim is down on the beach at Wineglass Bay. Might be a little cold for some, but give it a try. Take the steep steps down to the beach and be rewarded with a cool swim.

Running on the beach Wineglass Bay, Freycinet on our Wineglass Bay tour in Tasmania.

Visit Freycinet National Park in Tasmania

As you know Wineglass Bay is in Freycinet National Park. Freycinet National Park can be found on the East Coast of Tasmania. If you look at a map of Tasmania, go to the right and about halfway up and there you will find Freycinet National Park. It sticks out so it becomes a protected peninsula, which is why the bays in that area are just so fabulous.

The Freycinet Peninsula has formed over 400 million years. Two eroded blocks of granite known as the Hazards Mountains and Mt Graham/Mt Freycinet were joined by a sandy isthmus between the internationally acclaimed Wineglass Bay and Hazards Beach.

As you drive into Freycinet National Park you are amongst big gum trees. Most of these are the Tasmanian Bluegum, silver banksia, and Drooping she-oak. So much flora in Freycinet National Park is native to Tasmania. We have over 500 species of plants in the national park alone. Between these trees on the drive into the park are small glimpses of the perfect secluded bays.

Coles Bay is one of the first you will spot. A little seaside holiday village Coles Bay is framed by the rugged pink-hued granite peaks of the Hazards mountains and the sheltered waters of Great Oyster Bay.

Once in Freycinet National Park you will see why this park is so well protected by the Tasmanian Parks and wildlife service. It is a wonder to behold.

Wineglass Bay is the most famous bay of them all in Freycinet National Park. Voted one of the world’s ten best beaches.

Is Wineglass Bay lookout worth it?

The most popular walk and lookout in Tasmania is the Wineglass Bay lookout, so yes it’s well worth the visit. A must-do on your trip to Tassie. The walk is steep but pretty short, very manageable for all fitness levels. 

Book A Tour to see Wineglass Bay today

Visiting Wineglass Bay in Tasmania is a spectacular experience and with everything you have to see and do while in the area it’s no wonder that many visitors can’t seem to tear themselves away from this beautiful place Your jaw will drop as you take in the sights of Wineglass Bay. So if you’re planning your next vacation consider a trip to Wineglass Bay in Tasmania. This is a beautiful place that I would recommend to anyone.
Our one-day Wineglass Bay tours depart from both Hobart and Launceston. 

Some of our most popular Wineglass Bay tours are the ones that start in one location and finish in another. Not only do you get a fun day tour you also end up in a new location at the end of the day, to save you on public transport or car hire costs. 

We have our popular Wineglass Bay Hobart to Launceston Day Tour, for you to start your day in Hobart and end in Launceston.

Plus our Launceston to Hobart Wineglass Bay tour

Find out more about our Tours From Hobart and Tours from Launceston

Check out our other Tasmania articles if you are planning your Tassie adventure.

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To book your trip to Wineglass Bay: Tours in Tasmania


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