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Posted by on Mar 10, 2012 | 1 comment

Discovery of the Week: Wineglass Bay, Tasmania

This post is part of a weekly feature called Discovery of the Week. By discovery, I mean a place, a custom or dish that is not widely known. See, I love to read travel magazines, websites and books. Very often, I find beautiful and interesting gems that not a lot of people seem to know about. That is why I thought about introducing this feature because I am sure it will expose a lot of astonishing places. Additionally, I enjoy learning about the many amazing places in the world. I believe my readers also enjoy this activity.


This week discovery: Wineglass Bay

Where it is located: At the Freycinet National Park, Tasmania

What it is: Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay are a truly spectacular part of Tasmania. Seascapes set against the backdrop of “The Hazards,” red and pink granite mountains that dominate the setting. Freycinet National Park is Tasmania’s Eastern most National Park.

Many walking trails, from simple one-hour round trip walks to the Wineglass Bay Lookout, to the longer walk to Cape Degerando at the Southern tip of the peninsula are available and advice on the ecology, geology, flora and fauna of the Park are available from the excellent Interpretation Centre at the  Freycinet Lodge.

The road ends at the entrance to the National Park, and the only access to Wineglass Bay is on foot or by boat. Wineglass Bay is pristine because it takes effort to get there and there are no casual passers-by. It is well worth the time and effort to visit if you are looking for the “real, natural” Tasmania. Climbing the hills and walking on the coast is a real experience – there are very few sounds but nature, and the clarity of the water will astound.

Note: Information about this place was taken from  Visit this website to find more information about how you can enjoy better this natural area.

Wineglass Bay seen from above


Wineglass Bay


Too perfect Wineglass Bay, Tasmania


Boulders at Wineglass Bay


Wineglass Bay at Ground Level

Have you visited the Wineglass Bay or the surrounding National Park? Let me know in the comments section below.

1 Comment

  1. Looks beautiful. I’ve wanted to see Wineglass Bay ever since I saw an interview with Crown Princess Mary where she talked about the beauty of her home state Tas.
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