Holidays in Wineglass Bay

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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.

246 Cheap Hotels Near Wineglass Bay

Freycinet Lodge
Freycinet Lodge
4 out of 5
Coles Bay Road, Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay, TAS
The price is AU$320 per night from 18 Oct. to 18 Oct.
Situated by the ocean, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Coles Bay and Freycinet National Park. Wineglass Bay and Freycinet Marine Farm are also within 9 mi ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (975 reviews)
"As a hotel guest having to walk through the rain to the bistro perhaps a connecting door through the foyer"

Reviewed on 12 Jun. 2021

Freycinet Lodge
Freycinet Eco Luxe
Freycinet Eco Luxe
4 out of 5
4 Parsons Lane, Coles Bay, TAS
Situated in the mountains, this holiday home is steps away from Coles Bay, Wineglass Bay and Freycinet National Park. Sandpiper Beach and Freycinet National ...
4/5 Very Good! (6 reviews)
"Beautiful architecture and quiet location very close to the start of the wineglass bay hike."

Reviewed on 25 Mar. 2019

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Freycinet Eco Luxe
Hazards Rim
Hazards Rim
4 out of 5
413 Freycinet Drive, Coles Bay, TAS
Situated in the mountains, this holiday home is within 2 miles (3 km) of Coles Bay, Richardsons Beach and Wineglass Bay. Freycinet National Park and Freycinet ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (4 reviews)
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"Bedrooms very small and wardrobe space minimal. No room for suitcases in the bedrooms. Mosquitoes were a problem and no insect repellent on site. Carpets and floors looking very shabby. Photos of this place need updating as it’s condition has deteriorated dramatically since these photos were taken. ..."

Reviewed on 28 Oct. 2019

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Hazards Rim
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Freycinet Lodge
Freycinet Lodge
4 out of 5
Coles Bay Road, Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay, TAS
The price is AU$320 per night from 18 Oct. to 18 Oct.
Freycinet Lodge
Freycinet Eco Luxe
Freycinet Eco Luxe
4 out of 5
4 Parsons Lane, Coles Bay, TAS
Freycinet Eco Luxe
Hazards Rim
Hazards Rim
4 out of 5
413 Freycinet Drive, Coles Bay, TAS
Hazards Rim
Located at the base of the Wineglass Bay walking track. Wifi. Close to beach
Located at the base of the Wineglass Bay walking track. Wifi. Close to beach
413 Freycinet Drive, Coles Bay, TAS
Located at the base of the Wineglass Bay walking track. Wifi. Close to beach
In the Nation Park. 500 meters from the Wineglass Bay walk. Fireplace. Sundeck.
In the Nation Park. 500 meters from the Wineglass Bay walk. Fireplace. Sundeck.
429 Freycinet Drive, Coles Bay, TAS
In the Nation Park. 500 meters from the Wineglass Bay walk. Fireplace. Sundeck.
Forest, Ocean, Mountain. In the National Park. Fireplace. Bath tub. Sundeck.
Forest, Ocean, Mountain. In the National Park. Fireplace. Bath tub. Sundeck.
4 Parsons Lane, Coles Bay, TAS
Forest, Ocean, Mountain. In the National Park. Fireplace. Bath tub. Sundeck.
Cove Cottage
Cove Cottage
3.5 out of 5
429 Freycinet Drive, Coles Bay, TAS
Cove Cottage
In the heart of town, ocean & mountain views, opposite waterfront. Free wifi.
In the heart of town, ocean & mountain views, opposite waterfront. Free wifi.
39 Jetty Rd, Coles Bay, TAS
In the heart of town, ocean & mountain views, opposite waterfront. Free wifi.
Coastal Pavilions At Freycinet Lodge
Coastal Pavilions At Freycinet Lodge
3.5 out of 5
Freycinet National Park Coles Bay TAS, 7215, Freycinet, TAS
Coastal Pavilions At Freycinet Lodge
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