Wineglass Bay and Hazards Beach Circuit

Wineglass Bay, Freycinet National Park, TAS

Wineglass Bay and Hazards Beach Circuit

Wineglass Bay, Freycinet National Park, TAS
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3 h 23 m
13.57 km
Intermediate
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Summary

This fabulous walk takes you to the Wineglass Bay lookout to the crystal clear waters and white sandy beach of Wineglass Bay and beyond to Hazards Beach. It is not to be missed!

Wineglass Bay and Hazards Beach Circuit

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This brilliant walk includes one of Tasmania's iconic sights in the view down to Wineglass Bay then to Hazards Beach and back around the coastal cliffs.

The start includes a steep uphill walk on a rocky, well-constructed track within the Freycinet National Park the down steep steps to Wineglass Bay. You can choose to walk up to the lookout and back or even to Wineglass Bay and back, but the circuit is a much nicer walk.

The track up to the lookout can be very busy as it is such a tourist attraction as can be the walk down to the Bay. But, the further you go around the circuit the less people you will find as most take the shortest option.

"This walk is within the Freycinet National Park. The low, marshy isthmus across which this walk takes you is an unusually wide and well developed tombolo-dune barred lagoon system. This isthmus is composed of Holocene sand and alluvial deposits and also has low hills of weathered granite which are distinct from the bare granite outcrops of the Hazards and Mt Freycinet-Mt Graham mountains."

"The rock type along this walk is granite which was formed during the Devonian. Although not common in Tasmania, granite forms some spectacular features in the Freycinet National Park."

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Points of Interest

1. The path

The start of the walk, the track is a gentle path that belies what lies ahead.

2. Steps and more steps

Some wonderful, good quality steps as you ascend towards the lookout junction., but some are a little steep.

3. Wineglass Bay Lookout

The impressive iconic Tasmanian view of Wineglass bay is definitely worth the effort.

4. The granite rocks

The granite rocks provide some spectacular features in the Freycinet National Park.

5. Steps down

There are about 500 steep steps down to the beach, all the more reason to walk the full circuit so you dont' need come back up!

6. Wineglass Bay

Its a beautiful beach. We went for a dip while we were there even though the water was cool in April. It was refreshing.

7. Path to Hazards

It's a quite beautiful, and flat, path to Hazards with lots of different types of vegetation.

8. Grass Tree

We only saw one grass tree along the route and it was magnificent (an introduced micro-organism has been killing the grass trees).

9. Hazards Beach

Hazards Beach is named after the mountains, not because it is necessarily hazardous, it was calm and beautiful when we were there.

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10. Crab

This beautiful crab was alive and walking (just) and would have been about 25cm across.

11. The path from Hazards

The path varies enormously as you go around the cliffs, here it was sandy but later has rocky steps.

12. Little sheltered bay

We couldn't resist a dip in this gorgeous little bay!

13. Sandy path

Love these steps in the path.

14. Steps in the path

A beautiful section of the track. The steps are nowhere near as steep or as many as the descent to Wineglass Bay.

15. To Coles Bay

As you walk around the cliffs you get some pretty nice views out to see, including this one towards Coles Bay.

16. Wallabies

It's not uncommon to see Wallabies, particularly around the start/end of the walk.

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Coast/River/Lake Coast/River/Lake
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Picnic Spot Picnic Spot

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