During my weekend getaway in Tasmania, I knew Wineglass Bay and Freycinet National Park were top things to do in Tasmania. I had seen pictures of the sparkling blue water, so was very excited to see it! Unfortunately, the weather was not on our side and it was very rainy and overcast. Despite the weather, it was definitely worth booking a Wineglass Bay day trip tour from Hobart!
I was a guest of Wineglass Bay Tours.
Wineglass Bay Day Trip Tour
Pick Up from Hobart Hotel
The tour picked us up directly from our hotel in Hobart, and after a couple other stops, we were on our way to Freycinet National Park!
Our first stop of the Wineglass Bay day trip tour was at a little beach. It was a good break in the journey and allowed us to use the restrooms.
Wallaby Sanctuary Stop
Next, we made a quick stop on the side of the road at a wallaby sanctuary. The lady runs it out of her home and cares for any wallabies that have been abandoned or orphaned.
It was really cool to get to feed them by hand and actually pet them!
There was even one with a baby joey in its pouch!
We stopped a little while later for another bathroom break and some food at a bakery. Our guide raved about the curry scallop pie that we had to try, apparently a staple in Tasmania. Sadly, when we got there, the bakery was sold out of them. Michaela and I split a shepherds pie and caramel slice instead. We probably shouldn’t have as we stopped for lunch only 25 minutes or so later.
Lunch break new Freycinet National Park
Our “lunch break” was right before the entrance to Freycinet National Park. Our guide dropped us off there and headed into the park to sort out our passes. Unfortunately, it was only 11 am and we had just eaten, so Michaela and I weren’t really hungry. Also, most of the places didn’t open till 12 for lunch, so it was kind of awkward timing.
Wineglass Bay Hike
Our guide returned and we packed up and headed into the park, first stopping at the visitors center to wait out the rain. After some good luck, the rain ceased and we headed to the base of the Wineglass Bay hike.
The hike up was fairly steep, I did find myself a little winded (could’ve been the Tasmanian wine from the night before). It’s 3 km roundtrip and can be done in about an hour.
Even though it was cloudy and we didn’t get to see the bay sparkling blue like it usually is, it was still beautiful.
There were so many wallabies in the national park! They were very friendly and not afraid of humans at all! And very obliging for photo ops 😉
We then hiked back down and headed to Honeymoon Bay.
Lucky for us, there were 3 seals playing in the water right in front of us! They were so cute and happy to put on a little show,
And the sun decided to finally show up, creating some great lighting on the water! I’ll be the first to admit my photos weren’t too great from this day, they’re all very grey from the weather.
After, we headed to Cape Tourville which was a much easier hike that Wineglass Bay, and personally, I thought it was prettier too. During whale season, you can sometimes see them breaching from here!
After collecting one of the tour members who chose to do the longer hike down to Wineglass Bay beach, it was time to make our way back to Hobart. The sun was just starting to set, and luckily we had enough time to stop and watch it at Friendly Beaches. The colors were just beautiful, it was a great end to the Wineglass Bay day trip!
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Wineglass Bay and Freycinet National Park were great to see, but I wish the weather had been better for us. I’ve learned you can’t count on the weather when traveling though! To book with Wineglass Bay Day Trip Tours, visit their website here.
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