Hobart to Launceston via Wineglass Bay – Active one-way Day Tour
Travel from Hobart to Launceston in 1 day via Wineglass Bay & Freycinet National Park. An action packed day tour, with sensational scenery, Great Short Walks, and many scenic stops along the way.Departing Hobart, we travel via the seaside towns of Orford and Swansea as we make our way to Freycinet National Park. As we enter the Freycinet area, we have a brief stop at Freycinet Marine Farm famous for their fresh local oysters.Our main walk today is to the Wineglass Bay Lookout; this is a moderate uphill walk of around 60 minutes. Once at the top you are rewarded with that world famous view of Wineglass Bay and the surrounding Freycinet National Park. For our keen and active travelers, you can continue on the longer walk down to Wineglass Bay beach. Or, return to the trailhead with our guide and explore the other highlights of the area, Honeymoon Bay and the Cape Tourville Lighthouse and great short walk.We re-group and then travel onwards to finish our day in Launceston.
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Stop At: Hobart, Hobart, Greater Hobart, Tasmania
We depart Hobart heading east then following the coastline north. We travel through the seaside towns of Orford and Swansea as we make our way to Freycinet National Park. Freycinet is one of Tasmania’s first National Parks, famous for its rich and stunning coastal landscapes. Pink Granite Mountains form the backdrop for secluded bays, pristine waters, white sandy beaches, local wildlife, and amazing walking trails.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay Road, Coles Bay, Freycinet, Tasmania 7215 Australia
As we enter the Freycinet area, we have a brief stop at the Freycinet Marine Farm for anyone interested in the local oysters’ fresh from the surrounding pristine waters.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Wineglass Bay Lookout, Road C302 Inside Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay, Freycinet, Tasmania 7215 Australia
We walk as a group to the Wineglass Bay Lookout; this is a moderate uphill walk of around 60 minutes. Once at the top you are rewarded with that world famous view of Wineglass Bay and the surrounding Freycinet National Park. Enjoy the moment, take in the views, and let our tour guides help you with those sought-after photographs. The walk to Wineglass Bay Lookout is one of the Great Short Walks of Tasmania and requires good mobility and adequate fitness. It is 1.3 km uphill, before returning downhill.
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Wineglass Bay, Freycinet rd, Coles Bay, Freycinet, Tasmania Australia
From the Lookout you have the option to return to the start of the walk with our tour guide, or for the keen hikers you can choose to spend the rest of your time completing the walk down to Wineglass Bay beach.
Wineglass Bay Beach return walk – This is a 2.5 hr return walk and moderate fitness is required. Our tour has ample time for you to do the full walk to Wineglass Bay Beach and return. Once on the beach you can enjoy your lunch in this stunning setting, head into the water for a swim, or wander along the white sands. This is one of the most rewarding walks in Tasmania in a truly stunning location.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Freycinet, Tasmania Australia
If you prefer to walk to the Lookout and return, this is the shorter walking option, then you will return from the Lookout with our Tour Guide and explore other areas of Freycinet National Park. Visit Honeymoon Bay, Cape Tourville Lighthouse & Great Short Walk & Sleepy Bay.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Launceston, Launceston, Tasmania
We re-group ready for the onward journey to Launceston. While still on the East Coast we make a final stop for the day, where you can refresh and refuel in a friendly and relaxed location. Try the local hand-crafted Ice creams or perhaps a famous Tasmanian Scallop Pie!
Then it is onwards into Launceston arriving around 6.00pm.
Duration: 2 hours