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Wineglass Bay Walk and Hazards Beach Circuit (2024 Guide)

Wineglass Bay Walk And Hazards Beach Circuit Lookout Views

We managed to do a lot of hikes in Tasmania during our three months road tripping around the state, and the Wineglass Bay walk was definitely one of the highlights of the whole trip.

During our research on where to go and what to do here, it became clear that Freycinet National Park had to be right at the top of our list.

Known for having some of the best short walks and and beautiful beaches on Tasmania’s east coast, the Freycinet Peninsula on the east coast of the island rightly holds its place as Tassie’s crown jewel.

Look at any guide book for the state, and there’s a fair chance Wineglass Bay is on the cover.

Despite being one of Tasmania’s most popular destinations and only 3 hours from Hobart, it’s still entirely possible to find yourself all alone on a beach or stepping through native bushland without another person in sight.

The pink granite peaks of the Hazards mountain range and the sheltered crystal clear waters of Great Oyster Bay really are just as spectacular as the images make them out to be.

There are a number of ways to explore the best of the park, including a short walk to Wineglass Bay Lookout, the challenging yet rewarding Mt Amos Hike (don’t miss our hiking guide for that one) and even the 3-day Freycinet Peninsula Circuit.

But the best bang for your buck is arguably the 11km Wineglass Bay Walk and Hazards Beach Circuit, which takes you right down to the famous crescent-shaped beach, rather than just admiring it from above.

Keen to know more? Let’s get right into our latest hiking guide to help you know what to expect and plan your day hike to Wineglass Bay Freycinet National Park.

Wineglass Bay Walk And Hazards Beach Circuit Lookout Views
Alesha looking at the beautiful view from the Wineglass Bay Lookout

Wineglass Bay Walk and Hazards Beach Circuit Hiking Guide

  • Time Required: 4 to 5 hours
  • Distance: 11km
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Start / Finish Points: Wineglass Bay Car Park

If you love spectacular views, one hike you shouldn’t miss while visiting the area is the Hazards Beach to Wineglass Bay Walk, maintained by Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service.

The stunning 11km circuit takes about 4 – 5 hours walking depending on your fitness levels (and how much time you spend at Wineglass Bay beach), and can be done either clockwise or anti-clockwise.

Check out video on the walk!

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Doing the hike clockwise from the Wineglass Bay Car Park, you head uphill on the Wineglass Bay Lookout Walk and then follow the stairs down to the magnificent Wineglass Bay Beach.

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