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  • From Coles Bay: Wineglass Bay Cruise with Lunch

    1. From Coles Bay: Wineglass Bay Cruise with Lunch

    Take advantage of a rare opportunity to experience Wineglass Bay from the water. Step aboard Schouten Passage II for an unforgettable 4.5-hour cruise. During the tour, an experienced and friendly crew will guide you through the sights and history of the Freycinet Peninsula. 

    Depart from Freycinet National Park, located approximately 2.5 to 3-hours drive from Hobart. Cruise from the gentle shores of Coles Bay to one of the world’s most beautiful beaches.

    Gaze at the sheer granite cliffs, get up close to the wildlife and learn about the landmarks, wildlife, and history during an informative on-board commentary. Enjoy a ploughman's style lunch. Local beverages and wines are available for purchase in nature's best wine bar. The Vista Lounge offers floor-to-ceiling windows, comfortable indoor and spacious outdoor viewing decks, baby changing facilities, and di...

    Crew and staff were knowledgeable and so friendly made the day fun and an amazing day so glad to have experienced so much

  • Hobart: Wineglass Bay & Freycinet National Park Via Richmond

    2. Hobart: Wineglass Bay & Freycinet National Park Via Richmond

    Discover the history and natural beauty of Tasmania's stunning east coast on this full-day tour from Hobart to Wineglass Bay. Before leaving Hobart you will take in expansive views of the city, Mount Wellington, and the Derwent River from Rosny Hill Lookout. Then visit historic Richmond, where you can admire the oldest convict built bridge still in use. Travel on to Tasmania's east coast through farmland and forest with a stop at the quaint church in Buckland to marvel at 14th century stained glass windows. Follow the Great Eastern Drive through the seaside towns of Orford and Swansea, with stops at Raspins Beach, Spiky Beach, and a second convict built bridge, Spiky Bridge. Explore Freycinet National Park, including a guided walk to Wineglass Bay Lookout. The views of this world-renowned beach will take your breath away. Enjoy more stunning coastal views, white sandy beaches, and invi...

    Amazing tour with such a friendly, excited and kind tourguide and the views are stunning. I was travelling by muself and this tour was very nice. Alex gave me a lot of tips about places and tour for do during my trip. I also made new friends and learned so much about Tasmania

  • From Hobart: 5-Day Tasmania West & East Coast Tour

    3. From Hobart: 5-Day Tasmania West & East Coast Tour

    Departing from Hobart, escape into Tasmania's wilderness and travel coast to coast to explore and experience the best of the island on this 5-day tour. Journey to the wild and rugged West Coast for waterfalls, rainforest and wildlife. Then experience the startling change of scenery as the tour continues on through the alpine wilderness of Cradle Mountain to the white sands of the Bay of Fires. Full of famous attractions, fun and adventure, this tour will show you the best of Tasmania! Day 1: Hobart to Strahan Depart Hobart at 7:00 AM and drive through the Derwent Valley, traveling east to west across the island. You’ll see the beautiful Russell Falls, walk among the Mt Field National Park Tall Trees, and visit Australia’s deepest freshwater lake, Lake St Clair. Explore the pristine Franklin-Gordon Wild River National Park and end the day in Strahan where you will stay...

    Amazing tour with the best highlights of Tassie. A definite must-do! Great stops and good add on options offered. Fair price and we did/saw a lot! My tour guide Gareth was wonderful and since he is from Tasmania he was also very knowledgeable about the culture, landscape, animals etc of Tasmania. He was patient and kind hearted and made individuals feel cared about.

  • Tasmania in 6 Days: the Major Highlights and Attractions

    4. Tasmania in 6 Days: the Major Highlights and Attractions

    Day one: Port Arthur Historic Site Begin your trip with a pick up around 7:00 AM. After a quick look at Australia’s best preserved colonial village, Richmond, head south to explore Tasmania’s ruthless convict past at the World Heritage listed Port Arthur Historic Site. A guided walk and harbor cruise are included. Rich in visual history, learn of the chilling life of a convict in the restored sandstone prison buildings and preserved ruins. Day two: Hobart to Strahan Drive through the Derwent Valley. Travel east to west across the island. See the beautiful Russell Falls, walk among the Mt Field National Park tall trees, and visit Australia’s deepest freshwater lake, Lake St Clair. Explore the pristine Franklin-Gordon Wild River National Park and end the day in Strahan, where you will stay overnight. Day three: Wild West Coast  In the untouched wilderness of Tasmania’s West Coast, explor...

    I think whoever wants to visit Tasmania for a short period of time and want to make the best out of it, I recommend this tour. Tasmania is indeed very beautiful and the tour was well planned. Sometimes we would have to rush while walking and couldn’t spend enough time in some places but I guess otherwise we wouldn’t be able to see as many... Hostels that we have stayed varied in quality. I personally liked the one in Strahan the most and the good thing is that we stayed there two nights. I wish the tour guide in the beginning of the tour let us introduce ourselves like we did in Melbourne “go west-great ocean road tour”. Even on the fifth day we wouldn’t know each others names whereas in a day tour that I spend in Melbourne everybody had an idea who is who. I just recommend that to the tour company. All and all, I do recommend this tour especially if you are traveling alone or make the most out of Tasmania in restricted amount of time.

  • Tasmania in 2 Days: Bay of Fires and Wineglass Bay

    5. Tasmania in 2 Days: Bay of Fires and Wineglass Bay

    Day one: Hobart or Launceston to Bicheno Begin your trip with a pick up around 7:00 AM and travel to the East Coast. Visit the beautiful Bay of Fires, where the beaches are gleaming and the is water inviting. If the conditions are right, this is the perfect place for a swim. Tasmania’s most scenic coastal drive takes you from St Helens to Bicheno. Explore a wildlife sanctuary to meet the iconic Tasmanian devil and other iconic Tasmania wildlife. You will stay overnight at accommodation in Bicheno. Day two: Freycinet National Park to Hobart Get ready for an early start to be the first to the Wineglass Bay lookout at the Freycinet National Park. Beat the crowds and the heat for that picture postcard photograph. Relax on a secluded beach or choose the more challenging Mount Amos or Hazards Beach walk. Continue further along the scenic east coast via the seaside towns of Swansea and Orfor...

  • From Hobart: Wineglass Bay and Freycinet

    6. From Hobart: Wineglass Bay and Freycinet

    Begin from Hobart heading east then following the coastline north. Travel through the seaside towns of Orford and Swansea. Enjoy a brief stop at Spiky Bridge, a convict built bridge, the picturesque Spiky Beach and then on into the National Park. Keen walkers can walk down to Wineglass Beach (2.5 hr return walking time), enjoy a swim in the pristine waters, relax and have lunch in this amazing setting. Alternatively, travel with your guide to discover more of the National Park and visit Honeymoon Bay, Sleepy Bay and the Cape Tourville lookout and short walk. After 4–5 hours at Freycinet, begin the trip back to Hobart. Enjoy a brief stop at the Freycinet Marine Farm for anyone interested in sampling the local oysters, mussels or crayfish fresh from the pristine waters of Oyster Bay and surrounds. Last but certainly not least, stop at picturesque Kate’s Berry Farm where Kate is serving u...

    It’s a beautiful day trip with multiple stops along the way. Overall a great experience

  • Full-Day Hobart to Launceston Excursion via Wineglass Bay

    7. Full-Day Hobart to Launceston Excursion via Wineglass Bay

    The tour departs from Hobart heading east then following the coastline north. You will travel through the seaside towns of Orford and Swansea as you make our way to Freycinet National Park. Freycinet is one of Tasmania’s first National Parks, famous for its rich and stunning coastal landscapes.  Pink Granite Mountains form the backdrop for secluded bays, pristine waters, white sandy beaches, local wildlife and amazing walking trails. As you enter the Freycinet area you will have a brief stop at the Freycinet Marine Farm for anyone interested in the local oysters fresh from the surrounding pristine waters.    The tour will walk as a group to the Wineglass Bay Lookout where your guide will help you take those sought-after photographs and offer you some walking options for the day. This walk takes around 1.5 hours, is graded as an easy but uphill walk. For the keen walkers, you can continu...

  • Launceston to Hobart via Wineglass Bay Full-Day Excursion

    8. Launceston to Hobart via Wineglass Bay Full-Day Excursion

    The tour departs from Launceston ready for an action-packed day out exploring the delights and highlights of the East Coast before finishing your day in Hobart. Your drive takes you through the well-preserved Georgian townships of Evandale and Campbell Town. Make a short stop in Campbell Town where you can collect some lunch to take along for the day ahead. You will have time to discover the Convict Brick Trail that extends through the town, visit the Red Bridge, and check out the tree sculptures depicting the history of the town. After a brief stop in Campbell Town, travel to the East Coast, where you catch an amazing view of the area at the Great Oyster Bay Lookout and an opportunity to purchase some fresh oysters plucked from the beautiful surrounding waters. Once inside Freycinet National Park, begin a series of walks and exploration of the area. Walk as a group to the Wineglass...

    We were not able to get a pick up confirmation about time or location, (calls not answered emails not replied too) fortunately the hotel staff knew about the tour and told us they did indeed pick up at our hotel. So we only had to wait for about 30 minutes. Other than that it was great. The ride was broken down with several stops for snacks and restroom breaks. The walk to the overlook isn’t terrible, but it isn’t a leisurely stroll either, so bring water and wear sneakers.

  • From Launceston: Full-Day Wineglass Bay Explorer Tour

    9. From Launceston: Full-Day Wineglass Bay Explorer Tour

    Depart Launceston ready for an action-packed day out exploring Wineglass Bay, Freycinet National Park and the delights and highlights along the way. Your drive this morning takes you through the well-preserved Georgian townships of Evandale and Campbell Town. Make a short stop in Campbell Town where you can collect some lunch to take along for the day ahead. You will have time to discover the Convict Brick Trail that extends through the town, visit the Red Bridge, and check out the tree sculptures depicting the history of the town. After a brief stop in Campbell Town travel to the East Coast, where you catch an amazing view of the area at the Great Oyster Bay Lookout and an opportunity to purchase some fresh oysters plucked from the beautiful surrounding waters. Once inside Freycinet National Park begin a series of walks and exploration of the area. Walk as a group to the Wineglass Ba...

    Guide Graham was ver informative along the way. He gave you options to do different things, depending on your preference or fitness level. You weren’t limited as a group to do the same thing.

  • Wineglass Bay & Freycinet National Park Day Trip from Hobart

    10. Wineglass Bay & Freycinet National Park Day Trip from Hobart

    Enjoy an 11-hour trip to Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay. Marvel at spectacular views, experience the world's cleanest air and water and taste tantalizingly fresh seafood. Drive through the seaside towns of Orford, Triabunna and Swansea en route to Freycinet National Park. Savor fresh oysters or abalone for lunch or head to a café or tavern for other options. Walk to Wineglass Bay Lookout and take in Tasmania’s most-photographed view. Return to the start of the walk with your guide or continue down to Wineglass beach. Explore more of Freycinet National Park on short scenic walks. Visit Honeymoon Bay or Sleepy Bay and Cape Tourville Lookout before returning to Hobart.

    This was one of the best experiences I could have had and it all started with our tour guide. He was knowledgeable, funny and kept us well informed throughout the day. The secret spots he took us to before going to the wineglass bay lookout walk were spectacular and a welcome surprise. He also had and provided us with fresh water so we can top off our bottles throughout the trip. As I enjoy longer walks / hike, our guide showed me specific secondary much longer walk which I very much appreciated and took him up on and I’m glad I did. I got to see two separate beaches and had an awesome long loop walk back to the car port.

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4.8 / 5

based on 448 reviews

Amazing tour with such a friendly, excited and kind tourguide and the views are stunning. I was travelling by muself and this tour was very nice. Alex gave me a lot of tips about places and tour for do during my trip. I also made new friends and learned so much about Tasmania

We had a fabulous, relaxing time with a small group cruise. The weather was sensational, & we had the pleasure of whales joining us alongside the boat. You're employees are an asset & clearly love their jobs!! Noah was the highlight of our trip, always smiling and laughing!!

Crew and staff were knowledgeable and so friendly made the day fun and an amazing day so glad to have experienced so much

Awesome experience. Book it if you want to explore Freycinet National Park on one day trip from Hobart.

Great way to see the most beautiful place in the world