Wineglass Bay Lookout, Coles Bay

4.7
#1 of 203 in Outdoors in Tasmania
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A gentle walk of about one hour, leading through lush vegetation abundant with native wildlife, takes visitors to Wineglass Bay Lookout, situated within the Freycinet National Park. As you proceed along this trail, take a few moments to rest on the wooden furniture designed and built by local architecture students. As you catch your breath, keep an eye out for wombats and wallabies peeking out from behind the surrounding bushes. From the top, you can see not only the crescent of the wineglass-shaped bay (hence the name), but also green hills and mountains stretching into the distance. In addition to taking photos from here, you can explore other trails before returning to the bay. Work out when and for how long to visit Wineglass Bay Lookout and other Coles Bay attractions using our handy Coles Bay planning site .
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  • This is quite a walk for the average person. I noted that the younger/fitter folks made the walk look easy, but there were a lot of folks of all ages struggling up the steps etc. The view once there i...  more »
  • Some people, exhausted by the climb choose to turn back to the carpark rather than making the final climb up to this wonderful panorama. It isn't that much further and having done the worst of the asc...  more »
  • The view of Wineglass Bay was worth the rather steep ascent that left quite a few tourists out of breath, some not so fit ones turned back. And the ones in thongs? Proper shoe wear required for sure! ...  more »

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Where to stay in Coles Bay

Accommodations in Coles Bay remain fairly limited, with many visitors choosing to stop there only as part of a longer road trip. If you do choose to stay in the town itself, look for options near the national park entrance. You can choose from a selection of campgrounds, bed and breakfasts, and resorts, most of which sit close to one of the beaches in the area.
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