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!
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. There are many Aboriginal shell middens in the dunes along Hazards Beach , but please note it is an " offence to destroy, damage, deface, conceal, remove or otherwise interfere" with them.
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."
More information on Freycinet National park .
The start of the walk, the track is a gentle path that belies what lies ahead.
Some wonderful, good quality steps as you ascend towards the lookout junction., but some are a little steep.
The impressive iconic Tasmanian view of Wineglass bay is definitely worth the effort.
The granite rocks provide some spectacular features in the Freycinet National Park.
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!
Its a beautiful beach. We went for a dip while we were there even though the water was cool in April. It was refreshing.
It's a quite beautiful, and flat, path to Hazards with lots of different types of vegetation.
We only saw one grass tree along the route and it was magnificent (an introduced micro-organism has been killing the grass trees).
Hazards Beach is named after the mountains, it was calm and beautiful when we were there.
This beautiful crab was alive and walking (just) and would have been about 25cm across.
The path varies enormously as you go around the cliffs, here it was sandy but later has rocky steps.
We couldn't resist a dip in this gorgeous little bay!
Love these 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.
As you walk around the cliffs you get some pretty nice views out to see, including this one towards Coles Bay.
It's not uncommon to see Wallabies, particularly around the start/end of the walk.