Kayaking Freycinet National Park Kayaking Freycinet National Park – Image courtesy of Garry Moore/Tourism Tasmania

Things to do in Wineglass Bay

The region in and around Wineglass Bay is made for outdoor adventures. Freycinet National Park offers an array of outdoors activities, from in-shore fishing and game fishing to sea kayaking, swimming and scuba diving.

You can surf or windsurf in Great Oyster Bay and Coles Bay, take to the Hazards on a mountain bike, climb the cliff faces of Mount Amos and other peaks or take a bush walk and spot local wildlife.

Sea kayaking

Explore the beaches and inlets of Great Oyster Bay, perfect for paddling expeditions when the wind and sea conditions are right. Paddle across to Schouten Island, an easy one-day trip. Expert kayakers may prefer to paddle alongside the towering sea cliffs of the outside coastline of the peninsula, weather permitting.

Surfing and windsurfing

Check out Friendly Beaches for great surfing and windsurfing. Great Oyster Bay and Coles Bay also offer superb windsurfing conditions during the summer months.

Fishing

Hook up flathead, Australian salmon, trevally, trumpeter and squid in Great Oyster Bay. For big game fishing head over to Coles Bay where the giant blue fin tuna run, especially in autumn.

Hiking

Numerous easy and challenging trails network across the peninsula, from 30-minute jaunts to half-day and overnight hikes. For relatively easy walking, head up to Wineglass Bay Lookout, to the scenic lookout at Friendly Beaches or to Cape Tourville – all reward you with panoramic views.

Those wanting more of a challenge can try the half-day hike to Wineglass Bay Lookout via Hazards Beach, climb to the summit of Mount Amos or take on the 3-day hike combining Hazards Beach, Cooks and Bryans beaches and the Wineglass Bay Circuit hike.

Along the way, lookout for penguins and spot green rosellas and black cockatoos overhead, while native hens, wallabies and long-nosed potoroos scurry through the spiky heathland.

Mountain biking

Choose from a number of mountain biking tracks within the Freycinet National Park. Some are shared with four-wheel drive routes while others are single track. Some of the best tracks are found north of the Hazards and around Friendly Beaches.

Rock climbing

The granite peaks of Freycinet National Park offer a number of great white-water wall and sea cliff climbs.

Scenic drives

For spectacular views of pristine white-sand beaches and beautiful coves, head along Friendly Beaches Road (off Coles Bay Road). A gravel track divides both north and south edges of this long strip of beach, with several lookouts and walking tracks down to the beach.

Heading east from Freycinet Lodge, try the 6.4km-long drive along Cape Tourville Road to Cape Tourville for sweeping vistas across Sleepy Bay to the Nuggets and the Tasman Sea. Stop on the way and stroll down an easy walking path to the rocky shoreline of Sleepy Bay, lined with orange lichen. Then continue on to Little Gravelly Beach, another picturesque cove.



Latest update: What to do in Wineglass Bay: 18 November, 2018


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