Wineglass Bay Lookout

45 min to 1 h 30 min

2.9 km
circuit

↑ 219 m
↓ -219 m

Moderate track
Starting from the Wineglass Bay car park off Freycinet Drive, Freycinet National Park, this walk takes you past the Wineglass Bay Lookout. A short uphill walk through The Hazards takes you to a lookout that offers stunning views of Wineglass Bay, one of the most iconic places in Tasmania. The bay is especially breathtaking at sunrise and sunset. On the way up you'll pass a lovely viewing platform overlooking Coles Bay. The trail is a consistent incline with lots of steps, but it's manageable for average fitness levels. There are several resting seats on the way up and the view at the top makes the effort worthwhile. Sturdy footwear and sunscreen are recommended, as well as plenty of drinking water. Expect to share the trail with many other walkers, especially on weekends and holidays. To avoid the crowds, it's best to set off early in the morning. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
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Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-42.145777,148.289167)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Tasman Highway, A3, Bicheno.
  • Turn on to Coles Bay Road, C302 then drive for 30.8 km
  • Keep left and drive for another 200 m
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Start heading along Wineglass Lookout Track.
Wineglass Bay Carpark (about 20 m back from the start).
After another 55 m turn right, to head along Wineglass Lookout Track.
After another 5 m (at the intersection of Wineglass Lookout Track & Mount Amos Track) continue straight, to head along Wineglass Lookout Track.
After another 55 m pass the toilet (20 m on your right).
Then pass the water tap (30 m on your right).
After another 255 m (at the intersection of Wineglass Bay Lookout Track & Hazards Beach Track) continue straight, to head along Wineglass Bay Lookout Track.
After another 720 m come to the "Coles Bay Lookout".
After another 60 m (Boulderfield Junction) veer right, to head along Wineglass Bay Lookout Track.
After another 250 m (at the intersection of Wineglass Bay Lookout Track & Wineglass Bay Track) turn left, to head along Wineglass Bay Lookout Track.
After another 145 m come to the "Wineglass Bay Lookout".
After another 90 m (at the intersection of Wineglass Bay Lookout Track & Wineglass Bay Track) turn right, to head along Wineglass Bay Lookout Track.
After another 250 m (Boulderfield Junction) veer right, to head along Wineglass Bay Lookout Track (Return).
After another 220 m pass the "Waterfall Lounge" (25 m on your right).
After another 670 m (at the intersection of Mount Amos Track & Wineglass Bay Lookout Track (Return)) veer right, to head along Mount Amos Track.
After another 70 m turn left, to head along Wineglass Lookout Track.
After another 40 m come to the end.
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Wineglass Bay Lookout


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 2.9 km
Time 45 min to 1 h 30 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one 100 m from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
100 m[toilet]
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