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Travel from Hobart to Launceston in 1 day via Wineglass Bay & Freycinet National Park. An action packed day tour, with sensational scenery, Great Short Walks, and many scenic stops along the way.
Description: 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; this is a moderate uphill walk of around 60 minutes. Once at the top you are rewarded with that world famous view of Wineglass Bay and the surrounding Freycinet National Park. Enjoy the moment, take in the views, and let our tour guides help you with those sought-after photographs. The walk to Wineglass Bay Lookout is one of the Great Short Walks of Tasmania and requires good mobility and adequate fitness. It is 1.3 km uphill, before returning downhill.
From the Lookout you have the option to return to the start of the walk with our tour guide, or for the keen hikers you can choose to spend the rest of your time completing the walk down to Wineglass Bay beach.
Wineglass Bay Beach return walk – This is a 2.5 hr return walk and moderate fitness is required. Our tour has ample time for you to do the full walk to Wineglass Bay Beach and return. Once on the beach you can enjoy your lunch in this stunning setting, head into the water for a swim, or wander along the white sands. This is one of the most rewarding walks in Tasmania in a truly stunning location.
If you prefer to walk to the Lookout and return, this is the shorter walking option, then you will return from the Lookout with our Tour Guide and explore other areas of Freycinet National Park. Visit Honeymoon Bay, Cape Tourville Lighthouse & Great Short Walk & Sleepy Bay.
We re-group ready for the return journey. Our final stop on the East Coast is the stunning Devil’s Corner Winery, where you will have time to take in the magnificent view. On site you can enjoy a wine tasting, wood fired pizza, fresh seafood and ice creams all available at own expense on the day. Then it is onwards into Launceston returning around 6.00pm.
Then it is onwards into Launceston arriving around 6.00pm.
Highlights • Explore Freycinet National Park (4+ hours) • Walk to the spectacular Wineglass Bay Lookout (moderate uphill walk around 1 hour 45 mins return) • Choose the option to extend your walk to the return hike to Wineglass Bay Beach (longer walking option 2.5 hours return) • Visit the highlights of Freycinet National Park - Honeymoon Bay & Sleepy Bay • Take in the spectacular 360 degree views on the Cape Tourville Lighthouse Walk (easy 20 mins) • Devils Corner Winery, fresh seafood from Freycinet Marine Farm • Wine Tasting at Devil’s Corner (own expense) Inclusions
• National Park entrance fee • Professional guides & interpretative walks • Small, friendly groups • Hotel pick up/drop off available from select locations only
• Food and drinks - you will have an opportunity to stop enroute to the National Park to purchase lunch/snacks to take along with you for your tour day. This stop is in a regional town at a local Bakery. The selection includes sandwiches, rolls, wraps etc. If you have special dietary requirements or prefer other choices, you may wish to come prepared with your own food of choice. Lunch will be in a picnic area at Freycinet National Park.
What to bring/wear
• Sensible shoes for walking • A variety of warm & weatherproof clothing • Hat & Sunscreen • Large water bottle, snacks, lunch (or buy it on the day) • Camera • Sense of adventure
Our tours are active and visit National Parks and wild areas that involve some walking. We focus on the great short walks of Tasmania. Although most of the walks are classified as easy, a suitable level of general health & fitness and physical abilities is essential. All tour participants will be participating in outdoor, active activities and therefore subject to the outdoor weather conditions of the day.
We educate all our guests on Minimal Impact Bushwalking and the Leave No Trace policy’s before entering our National Parks. We provide accurate interpretation, and keep wildlife disturbance to a minimum by viewing from appropriate distances and informing our guests how to view wildlife with patience and respect. Activities are always confined to tracks and boardwalks to minimise negative impacts.
- Freycinet National Park (4+ hours)
- Wineglass Bay Lookout walk
- Explore Honeymoon Bay
- Cape Tourville Lighthouse Great Short Walk
- Afternoon break at Devil's Corner Winery site