Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay are one of Tasmania's most popular attractions visitors go to each year. The area is famed for it's stunning white sandy beaches, red and orange coloured rocks and of course the friendly local wildlife.
There are plenty of different ways to explore the Freycinet Peninsula with some amazing walks as well as boat cruises, Kayaking and full day sightseeing tours. Here are some of the best and most popular tours available that explore this stunning part of Tasmania.
One of the best ways to explore Wineglass Bay and the Freycinet Peninsula is from the water on an eco cruise. Wineglass Bay Cruises depart daily from Coles Bay and take in the stunning beaches and cliffs of the Freycinet Peninsula. Keep an eye out for local wildlife including Dolphins, Seals and even Whales at the right time of year. Wineglass Bay Cruises include a gourmet lunch prepared by Freycinet Lodge and the cabin is air conditioned making this a great option in summer when the temperatures are high.
If you are a backpacker or aren't travelling with a car then there are still plenty of ways to explore this great part of Tasmania. Adventure Tasmania has a number of tours departing from both Hobart and Launceston that visit the Freycinet Peninsula.
Tours Tasmania offer full day tours departing from Hobart that takes in the Freycinet Peninsula and the stunning East Coast of Tasmania. After being picked up from your hotel enjoy a scenic drive up Tasmania's East Coast stopping at iconic places such as the Spikey Bridge.
Once at Freycinet National Park there are a number of walks that you can take including a walk up to the Wineglass Bay lookout giving you a superb 360 degree view of Wineglass Bay and the National Park. If you are feeling adventurous you can opt to do the walk down into Wineglass Bay and take a stroll on the beach (takes about 2 and a hours) or even go for a swim. Alternatively you can also stay with the guide who will take you on a guided tour around the peninsula including to Honeymoon Bay and Cape Tourville.
On the way back to Hobart take quick stop at Freycinet Marine Farm and sample the local oysters, mussels and crayfish.
A trip up the East Coast would'n be complete without a stop in at Kate's Berry Farm. Enjoy a snack such as pancakes, crepes or scones with locally made Jams and preserves and make sure to take a jar home with you!
If you are in Launceston you can take a day tour to Wineglass Bay and also stop in at the heritage town of Ross and it's famous Bakery (Kiki's Kitchen) and Devil's Corner Vineyard.
After picking you up from your accommodation in Launceston you will first visit Ross and explore the towns convict history and enjoy a snack at the Ross Bakery before continuing onto Freycinet National Park where you can take walk on your own to wineglass bay or continue on with the guide and explore different places within the park (see details above).
On your way back to Launceston you will stop in at Devils Corner Vineyard to enjoy a quick snack of locally produced seafood, and taste some of the locally produced wines.
There is always something majestic and just plane fun about exploring an area in a Kayak. Kayaks are a great way to explore the Freycinet Peninsula allowing you to nip around secluded bays and visit tiny beaches often missed on other tours. Freycinet Advenures run half day kayaking tours that explore the Freycinet Peninsula and give you plenty of opportunities to spot dolphins and seals.
These tours are great to do in summer and very family friendly.
There are a number of multi day tours exploring Tasmania's East Coast and include Wineglass Bay and a number of other popular spots including Binalong Bay (Bay of Fires), Cradle Mountain, Port Arthur and Maria Island.
Adventure Tasmania has a huge range of sightseeing tours to suit any budget and visiting all the major attractions. If you are looking for sightseeing tours make sure to check out our full listings.