Wineglass Bay is a popular tourism location on the East Coast of Tasmania in the Freycinet National Park and app. 125 km north-east of Hobart. It occupies a large part of the Freycinet Peninsula, which is named after French navigator Louis de Freycinet, and Schouten Island.
Wineglass Bay is accessed from the small coastal town of Coles Bay; the largest close town is Swansea. Freycinet contains part of the rugged Tasmanian coastline and includes the secluded Wineglass Bay, voted by several travel authorities as one of the world’s ten best beaches. Famous features of the park include its red and pink granite formations and a series of jagged granite peaks in a line, called “The Hazards”.
Founded in 1916, Freycinet is Tasmania’s oldest park, along with Mt Field National Park. Within the park Federal Hotels owns and operates Freycinet Lodge. There are some excellent campsites Freycinet National Park, and indeed close to Coles Bay and Freycinet. We recommend the following:
- Camping Wineglass Bay – please note ballot system operates over Xmas / New Year period