- National Park entry fee
- Photo opportunities
- Hostel and motel pickups and drop offs
- Airport drop off on request
Wineglass Bay Tour from Hobart
Discover the clear blue waters & white sandy beaches of Wineglass Bay, Freycinet National Park.
WHAT TO EXPECT
This 1-day tour to Wineglass Bay in Freycinet National Park is full of stunning views and exciting discoveries. Adventurous travellers can choose to go on a stimulating hike. Do you feel more like relaxing? Then don't worry. Chill on a breath-taking beach and take in the natural beauty of its azure blue water and its surroundings.
Keep your camera ready for amazing shots of secluded bays, red granite peaks and crispy white sand!
You will be picked up at your accommodation in Hobart at 7:30 am. We will go all the way up to the lookout. Take your postcard photo of Wineglass Bay. Then we will descend to feel the crispy white sand of Wineglass Bay beach between our toes. Adventurers can walk the Wineglass Bay/Hazards Beach Circuit if they are up for some action. Other majestic sights on this day tour include stunning cliff top views from Cape Tourville Lookout, picturesque Honeymoon Bay and many more East Coast gems. After this day full of beauty and natural splendour, you will be dropped off at your accommodation in Hobart.
Freycinet National Park
Freycinet National Park was declared a national park in 1916. It offers plenty of stunning sights. Granite peaks, secluded bays, white crispy sand beaches and abundant wildlife can be found all over the national park. It is one of the many gems that you can find on Tasmania's wonderful East Coast. The park covers the biggest part of Freycinet Peninsula and offers stunning sights of the Tasman Sea.
Wineglass Bay and The Hazards
You will find hidden treasure Wineglass Bay on the southern side of the Hazards, a line of iconic red granite peaks. Over the Hazards, a winding track leads you to a magnificent lookout. Postcard photo alert! The lookout offers a spectacular view of the twin peaks of Mount Freycinet and Mount Graham on the other side. The Bay is situated on Freycinet Peninsula on the Tasmanian East Coast. The bay boasts crystal clear azure blue waters and crispy white sand beaches.
The Wineglass Bay views are just as captivating as its history. It used to serve as a thriving whaling station for some 20 years in the 1800s. Whalers used to hunt the Humpback, the Southern Right and the Sperm Whale. By 1840, whaling came to an end as whales had been overexploited and the work was no longer financially viable.
Whaling was a very messy and demanding kind of work. That is how the name Wineglass Bay came to life. The water in the bay is said to have been crimson because of the blood of slaughtered whales. Almost like a glass of red wine. Fortunately, the whaling has ended, but the stunning beauty of this bay is still there to be admired.
Cape Tourville Lookout
Admire an impressive 360-degree panorama from Cape Tourville Lookout and its picturesque lighthouse. A conveniently constructed walkway circumnavigates the lighthouse. Stroll high above the ocean and enjoy the amazing view. If you look very carefully, you can see Wineglass Bay in the distance.
This place is as beautiful as it sounds. Honeymoon Bay is a bay within a bay. It is part of the bigger Coles bay. Its crystal water makes it a perfect spot for swimming and snorkelling (if the weather is nice). In case of less sunny weather, the place still offers stunning views of azure blue water surrounded by dramatic peaks and green trees.
- Raspins Beach
- Great Oyster Bay lookout
- Spiky Bridge
- Freycinet National Park
- Wineglass Bay
- Cape Tourville
Departure / Return time
Hobart - 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
- October - November: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday
- December - January - February: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday
- March - April: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday
- May - September: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday
What to bring?
- Drink bottle
- Comfortable trail walking shoes
- Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
- Clothes to suit conditions (layers are a good idea)
- Waterproof jacket (just in case)
- Swimwear and towel (conditions permitting)
Are meals included?
Due to the diverse mix of our guests we believe they prefer to do their own thing for most meals, this means you to try out Tasmania great food and drinks that are suited your taste and budget. Our tours normally include breakfast and some include meals that showcase Tasmanian produce or provide a great way to get to know your fellow travellers.
For the meals not included you will have the chance to dine out and enjoy the local foods and produce with recommendations from the guide, or visit the local supermarket to purchase items that can be prepared in the kitchen at each hostel, either individually or as a group.
What sort of meals do we have?
For breakfast we supply cereals, toast, juice, tea & coffee. If there’s something you can’t do without, just bring it with you! Please advise your dietary requirements at the time of booking.
Some of our tours will include opportunities to taste and sample local produce; check the individual tour information for these details.
We do not supply lunches or dinners on any of our trips however our guides will recommend great places to eat along the way and stop at supermarkets to stock up on any supplies needed if you prefer to cook yourself.
How fit do you need to be?
We visit some incredible places throughout Tasmania, and wherever possible get out of the bus to explore. While most of our trips are active in nature our guides aim to offer walks that cater for all types of fitness with easy, medium and hard walking options.
What to bring?
Bring clothing that suits the season, while including warm clothes (it can get cold in the mountains), comfortable walking shoes, toiletries, a towel, hat, sunscreen, waterproof jacket, swimsuit, water bottle and camera. Luggage is restricted to one normal pack, bag or case (20kg) plus a small day pack.
Where will my trip depart from?
All full day & extended tours include pick up and drop off from your city hostel or hotel. Our tours leave from all major gateways to Tasmania so no matter whether you arrive by boat to Devonport, or by plane to Hobart or Launceston we have a tour to suit you.
The tours that we offer are designed to help you see as much of Tasmania as possible with like minded travelers. There is no maximum age provided you have a good sense of adventure and a reasonable level of fitness, however we do have a minimum age of 8 years old to ensure all passengers get the most from the tour!
Buses and group size
Our maximum group size if 24 passengers plus the tour guide. These small group sizes allow you plenty of time to get to know your fellow passengers and guide.
Our tours are conducted in modern, comfortable air-conditioned buses. By having small groups it means we can spend as much time as possible outside the bus exploring the wonderful sights of Tasmania.
We included everything we believe is needed to have a great time in Tasmania while keeping our prices as low as possible. There are no extra charges or fees on any of our tours so the only expenses you’ll have throughout the tour will be extra meals not included, optional extras or souvenirs from the great places you’ll visit. Each individual tour will have different inclusions and to check see these just review our Tours to find out a bit more about them. To give you a general idea our tours will always include:
- Experienced friendly Guides
- Meals as indicated
- Hotel / hostel pick up and drop off (with the exception of Mt Wellington Descent)
- National Parks passes
- All Entry Fees
A traveller must be minimum age of 8 years at the time of the tour to participate.
Optional activities, as described in the itinerary, are at your own expense, are not included in the price of the tour and do not form part of these terms and conditions.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
You acknowledge that the nature of the tour is adventure travel and participation involves a degree of personal risk.
- 30 days or more prior departure: 75% refund
- 8 to 29 days prior departure: 50% refund
- 0 to 7 days or no show: No refund
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