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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.

There are so many cool ways to experience Wineglass Bay. Here are some of our favourites:

Have a look at our Coles Bay things to do page to find even more activities while you're in the area.


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Freycinet Lodge
Freycinet Lodge

Freycinet Lodge

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

    Situated by the ocean, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Coles Bay and Freycinet National Park. Freycinet Marine Farm is 6.9 mi (11.1 km) away.

    Freycinet Eco Luxe
    Freycinet Eco Luxe

    Freycinet Eco Luxe

    4 Parsons Lane, Freycinet, TAS
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

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

      Hazards Rim
      Hazards Rim

      Hazards Rim

      413 Freycinet Drive, Freycinet, TAS
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

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

        Cove Cottage
        Cove Cottage

        Cove Cottage

        429 Freycinet Drive, Freycinet, TAS
           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

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

          Iluka Holiday Centre AU$132
          Iluka Holiday Centre

          Iluka Holiday Centre

          Reserve Road, Coles Bay, TAS
             
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

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

            At The Bay - Amos - Amazing Views - Perfect Location Right in Coles Bay
            At The Bay - Amos - Amazing Views - Perfect Location Right in Coles Bay

            At The Bay - Amos - Amazing Views - Perfect Location Right in Coles Bay

            58 Jetty Rd Coles Bay, Coles Bay, TAS
               
              0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in Coles Bay, this romantic holiday home is within 1 mile (2 km) of Richardsons Beach, Freycinet National Park and Coles Bay. Muirs Beach and Freycinet National Park Visitor Centre are also within 1 mile (2 km).

              Dock of the Bay
              Dock of the Bay

              Dock of the Bay

              Unit 2, 37 Jetty Rd, Coles Bay, TAS
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated near the beach, this holiday home is within 1 mile (2 km) of Richardsons Beach, Freycinet National Park and Coles Bay. Muirs Beach and Freycinet National Park Visitor Centre are also within 1 mile (2 km).

                Rest Point
                Rest Point

                Rest Point

                39 Jetty Rd, Coles Bay, TAS
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated near the beach, this holiday home is within 1 mile (2 km) of Richardsons Beach, Freycinet National Park and Coles Bay. Muirs Beach and Freycinet National Park Visitor Centre are also within 1 mile (2 km).