Wineglass Bay and Hazards Beach Circuit

3 h to 4 h

11.1 km
circuit

↑ 414 m
↓ -413 m

Hard track
Starting from the Wineglass Bay car park off Freycinet Drive, Freycinet National Park, this walk takes you past Wineglass Bay and Hazard Beach. Enjoy a more challenging and complete experience of Freycinet on this extended circuit that takes in stunning coastal views and pristine beaches. The trail meanders through bushland up to the saddle between Mount Amos and Mount Mayson, passing the Wineglass Bay Lookout before descending to the bay's beach. From there, the trail crosses the isthmus towards Hazards Beach then skirts along the rocky coastline back to the car park. You'll have excellent swimming opportunities at both beaches and a number of picturesque little coves. The trail is well maintained, with some rough steps, steep hills and occasional boardwalk sections. Sturdy footwear, sunscreen and insect repellent are recommended, as well as plenty of drinking water. The lookout can often be crowded, especially on weekends and holidays, but the beaches are much more secluded and you might be lucky enough to have them all to yourself. 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
Tips on staying safe on track
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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Track Notes
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Turn map Directions & comments
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 Mount Amos Track & Wineglass Lookout Track) continue straight, to head along Mount Amos Track.
Keep left.
After another 60 m (at the intersection of Wineglass Bay Lookout Track (Return) & Mount Amos Track) veer left, to head along Wineglass Bay Lookout Track (Return).
After another 700 m pass the "Waterfall Lounge" (25 m on your left).
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This little side trip takes you to Coles Bay Lookout where you can get some great westerly views. To start this optional side trip turn right here. On returning from this side trip turn sharp left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 185 m (Boulderfield Junction) veer left, to head along Wineglass Bay Lookout Track.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. An optional side trip taking you to Wineglass Bay Lookout. To start this optional side trip turn left here. On returning from this side trip turn left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 250 m (at the intersection of Wineglass Bay Track & Wineglass Bay Lookout Track) continue straight, to head along Wineglass Bay Track.
After another 1.4 km (at the intersection of Isthmus Track & Peninsula Track) turn right, to head along Isthmus Track.
After another 1 km continue straight, to head along Isthmus Track.
After another 940 m (at the intersection of Hazards Beach Track & Isthmus Track) turn right, to head along Hazards Beach Track.
After another 5.4 km continue straight, to head along Hazards Beach Track.
After another 680 m (at the intersection of Wineglass Lookout Track & Hazards Beach Track) veer left, to head along Wineglass Lookout Track.
After another 295 m pass the water tap (30 m on your left).
Then pass the toilet (20 m on your left).
After another 40 m turn left, to head along Wineglass Lookout Track.
After another 40 m come to the end.

This little side trip takes you to Coles Bay Lookout where you can get some great westerly views.
Turn map Directions & comments
Boulderfield Junction Start heading along Wineglass Bay Lookout Track (a walking track).
After another 80 m come to "Coles Bay Lookout".
Continue another 0 m to find Coles Bay Lookout at the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 80 m to the main route.

An optional side trip taking you to Wineglass Bay Lookout.
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Wineglass Bay Lookout Track & Wineglass Bay Track Start heading along Wineglass Bay Lookout Track (a walking track).
After another 115 m come to "Wineglass Bay Lookout".
Continue another 0 m to find Wineglass Bay Lookout at the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 115 m to the main route.
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Terrain
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Wineglass Bay and Hazards Beach Circuit


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 11.1 km
Time 3 h to 4 h
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 Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one 11 km from the start.


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