Continuing on with our Tasmanian road trip we headed south towards Wineglass Bay, which is located in Freycinet National Park. Patrick and I chose to stay at the caravan park in Coles Bay since it was so close. In order to enter the park, the first thing you have to do is head to the visitors centre to buy your park pass for $24. From there you can enter the park and start exploring. Our day trip to Wineglass Bay was actually split over two days since we only just arrived in Coles Bay around 5pm.
Cape Tourville Lighthouse
The first thing we did was drive up to the Cape Tourville Lighthouse. This was a short and easy walk with amazing views. The actual lighthouse was not that impressive, but the views more than made up for it.
After the lighthouse we decided to stop at Freycinet Lodge for a quick drink and bite to eat. I would definitely be interested in staying at Freycinet Lodge it had an amazing back veranda with views overlooking the bay.
The Hazards is a mountain range in Freycinet National Park that is positioned between Coles Bay and Wineglass Bay. These mountains are beautiful in daylight but even more stunning at sunset. For dinner, Patrick and I prepared a meat & cheese platter, some local freycinet oysters, and a couple of ciders and had picnic down by the water watching the sun go down over the mountains.
I think I had been most excited about seeing Wineglass Bay. It always looked so beautifully calm and peaceful online that I was ready to go hiking and see it for myself. Patrick and I decided that we would do the 3-hour, 11km Wineglass Bay and Hazards Beach circuit, with this being decided we woke up promptly at 6 am to get ready eat breakfast and check out of our cabin before 7 am. We hit the track at 7:15 and started our ascent. As we made our way up in between the mountains the views became unreal and would be something I will never forget.
The hike at a whole was amazing, very tiring, but definitely worth it. If you are every in Tasmania Freycinet National Park is a MUST!
Next stop on our road trip is Richmond!