This tour starts and finishes in Hobart and allows you to visit the Freycinet Peninsula on the east coast of Tasmania. The sand and the water once turned red from whaling and hence the name Wineglass Bay. It's a beautiful area with a lot of history, walks and wildlife.
All about the 1 Day Hobart to Launceston Tour via Wineglass Bay
An action-packed tour day travelling from Hobart to Launceston via the world-famous Wineglass Bay and Tasmania’s stunning East Coast.
Perfect if you are starting your Tasmania adventure in Hobart and then want to visit Launceston for a few more days tours. This tour starts in Hobart and takes you to Freycinet National Park to marvel at Wineglass Bay. Finish your day in Launceston.
1 Day Hobart to Launceston Tour via Wineglass Bay
Tour itinerary - 1 Days
Hobart to Launceston via Wineglass Bay
We depart Hobart heading east then following the coastline north. We travel through the seaside towns of Orford and Swansea as we make our way to Freycinet National Park. Freycinet is one of Tasmania’s first National Parks, famous for its rich and stunning coastal landscapes. Pink Granite Mountains form the backdrop for secluded bays, pristine waters, white sandy beaches, local wildlife and amazing walking trails.
As we enter the Freycinet area we have a brief stop at the Freycinet Marine Farm for anyone interested in the local oysters’ fresh from the surrounding pristine waters.
We walk as a group to the Wineglass Bay Lookout, a moderate uphill walk of around 45 - 60 minutes. Here the views make the walk well worth the effort!
For the keen walkers, you can continue the walk down to Wineglass Bay beach (2.5 hr return walking time). Once on the beach you have time to take a swim, relax, eat your lunch or meander along the white sands. Or, if you prefer to select the shorter walking option, you can explore other areas of Freycinet with our tour guide. Visit Honeymoon Bay, Sleepy Bay, and the Cape Tourville Lighthouse & “Great Short Walk”.
We re-group ready for the return journey. While still on the East Coast we make a final stop for the day, where you can refresh and refuel in a friendly and relaxed location. Try the local hand-crafted Ice creams or perhaps a famous Tasmanian Scallop Pie! Then it is onwards into Launceston arriving around 6.30pm.
Important NotesThings you need to know about this tour
Suitable for children over 8 years old. Our tours are designed as full active days of fast-paced travel, we are also at times exposed to the outdoor conditions of the day. Tours are suitable for adults and older children with travel/outdoor experience.
All tours depart Hobart at 7.30am. We recommend arriving in Tasmania the day before you are due to start your tour. Travelling from Hobart or Launceston airport to your city accommodation is very easy. Arriving into Hobart All flight arrivals to Hobart Airport are met by taxis and the Airport Shuttle Bus. The drive time is around 15-20 minutes from each airport to their central city areas.
On all tours, we offer a central city hotel or backpacker hostel pick up. We have a defined hotel pick up the list. If your hotel or accommodation is not listed then we will pick up from the nearest hotel from our listing or from a general pick up location. We do not offer a pick up from residential addresses or from Air BnB accommodation.
We do not supply lunch, snacks or beverages on our tours but we do stop along the way for you to purchase food to suit your budget and taste. This is usually a Bakery style stop in a regional town along the way to the main destination for the day. You will then be able to enjoy a lunch break during the tour day, usually somewhere scenic and suitable for a rest stop. You are also welcome of course to bring along a packed lunch to enjoy on the day. If you have special dietary requirements it may be better to bring your own prepared lunch /snacks.
We operate small group Active Day Tours using Toyota Commuter and Toyota Coaster vehicles. These seat maximum passengers of 13 or 20 respectively.
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