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Wineglass Bay

Hike through native bushland and be rewarded with awe-inspiring views of this sweep of white sand protected by pink granite mountains in Freycinet National Park.

Gleaming white sands and aquamarine waters form the wide arc of Wineglass Bay, a breathtaking beach on the Freycinet Peninsula. This remote paradise is renowned for its beauty and is an idyllic spot to stop for a swim or a beach stroll. Accessible only via a bushland walking track or a scenic cruise, Wineglass Bay is an ideal daytrip within the pristine Freycinet National Park.

Pack supplies for a relaxing beach day and embark on your hike to the bay. The walk is usually done in two stages. Make the rocky ascent along a gravel track that winds through pink granite outcrops and she-oak woodlands to a lookout wedged between the twin peaks of the Hazards Range. This viewing area between Mt. Amos and Mt. Mayson presents your reward for the uphill hike: a stunning vista of Wineglass Bay. You’ll see the luminous band of white sand framed by rugged tree-covered mountains. Snap photographs of the iconic crescent bay and its pristine waters before making your descent down to the beach.

Emerge from the woodlands after a short rocky scramble downhill and find yourself within the secluded bay. Swim in the clear, sheltered waters and explore the rock pools to the north of the bay. A half-hour stroll will bring you to the southern end of the bay, where you can look back across the sweep of sand toward the sheer face of the Hazards. Grab your book and recline in the sand, listening to the gentle waves breaking on the shore.

You can also reach Wineglass Bay on a scenic cruise trip along the Freycinet Peninsula’s extraordinary coastline. Depart from the pretty beaches of Coles Bay and enjoy an expertly prepared picnic lunch on the sands of Wineglass Bay. See the stunning bay from above on a sightseeing flight.

The Wineglass Bay walking track departs from the car park on the northeastern edge of the Freycinet National Park. The lookout is about a half-hour walk from the car park, while Wineglass Bay itself is about a 3-hour return trip. Pack plenty of water and snacks for your walk. A pass is required to enter the national park.

Popular Activities at Wineglass Bay

There are heaps of cool ways to experience Wineglass Bay. Here's a list of some of the top ones:

For more activities, examine our Coles Bay things to do page.


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Freycinet Lodge AU$245
Freycinet Lodge

Freycinet Lodge

Coles Bay Road, Freycinet National Park, Freycinet, TAS
     
    4.0 out of 5.0

    Situated near the bay, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Coles Bay and Freycinet National Park. Wineglass Bay and Freycinet Marine Farm are also within 9 mi (15 km).

    Freycinet Eco Luxe AU$245
    Freycinet Eco Luxe

    Freycinet Eco Luxe

    4 Parsons Lane, Freycinet, TAS
       
      4.0 out of 5.0

      Situated in Freycinet, this vacation home is within 3 mi (5 km) of Coles Bay, Freycinet National Park, and Wineglass Bay. Richardsons Beach and Freycinet National Park Visitor Centre are also within 3 mi (5 km).

      Hazards Rim AU$245
      Hazards Rim

      Hazards Rim

      413 Freycinet Drive, Freycinet, TAS
         
        4.0 out of 5.0

        Situated in Freycinet, this vacation home is within 3 mi (5 km) of Coles Bay, Freycinet National Park, and Wineglass Bay. Richardsons Beach and Freycinet National Park Visitor Centre are also within 3 mi (5 km).

        Cove Cottage AU$218
        Cove Cottage

        Cove Cottage

        429 Freycinet Drive, Freycinet, TAS
           
          3.5 out of 5.0

          Situated in Freycinet, this vacation home is within 3 mi (5 km) of Coles Bay, Freycinet National Park, and Wineglass Bay. Richardsons Beach and Freycinet National Park Visitor Centre are also within 3 mi (5 km).

          Lysaght Lodge
          Lysaght Lodge

          Lysaght Lodge

          407 FREYCINET DRIVE, Freycinet, TAS
             
            3.0 out of 5.0

            Situated near the beach, this vacation home is within 3 mi (5 km) of Coles Bay, Freycinet National Park, and Wineglass Bay. Richardsons Beach and Freycinet National Park Visitor Centre are also within 3 mi (5 km).

            Iluka Holiday Centre AU$109
            Iluka Holiday Centre

            Iluka Holiday Centre

            Reserve Road, Coles Bay, TAS
               
              3.5 out of 5.0

              Situated near the beach, this campground is within a 15-minute walk of Muirs Beach and Coles Bay. Freycinet National Park is 1 mi (1.6 km) away.

              Coastal Pavilions at Freycinet Lodge
              Coastal Pavilions at Freycinet Lodge

              Coastal Pavilions at Freycinet Lodge

              Freycinet National Park Coles Bay TAS, 7215,, Freycinet, Tasmania
                 
                3.5 out of 5.0

                Situated in Freycinet, this aparthotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Richardsons Beach, Freycinet National Park, and Coles Bay. Cape Tourville Lighthouse and Freycinet National Park Visitor Centre are also within 3 mi (5 km).

                Cove Beach Apartment 1 AU$164
                Cove Beach Apartment 1

                Cove Beach Apartment 1

                Bottom Level, 97 The Esplanade, Coles Bay, TAS
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0

                  Situated in Coles Bay, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Muirs Beach and Coles Bay. Freycinet National Park is 1.3 mi (2 km) away.