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1 Day Hobart to Launceston via Wineglass Bay - Tours Tasmania

4.5 (2 reviews)

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Highlights

  • Freycinet National Park (4+ hours)
  • Wineglass Bay Lookout walk
  • Explore Honeymoon Bay
  • Cape Tourville Lighthouse Great Short Walk
  • Afternoon break at Devil's Corner Winery site

Inclusions

  • National Park entrance fee
  • Professional guides & interpretative walks
  • Small, friendly groups
  • Hotel pick up/drop off from select locations

Itinerary

Day 1: Hobart to Launceston via Wineglass Bay

We depart Hobart heading east then following the coastline north. We travel through the seaside towns of Orford and Swansea as we make our way to Freycinet National Park. Freycinet is one of Tasmania’s first National Parks, famous for its rich and stunning coastal landscapes. The pink Granite Mountains form the backdrop for secluded bays, pristine waters, white sandy beaches, local wildlife and amazing walking trails. We walk as a group to the Wineglass Bay Lookout, this is a moderate uphill walk of around 45 minutes. Once at the top, you are rewarded with that world–famous view of Wineglass Bay and the stunning Freycinet National Park. Enjoy the moment, take in the views and let our guides help you with those sought-after photographs. The walk to Wineglass Bay Lookout is one of the Great Short Walks of Tasmania and requires good mobility and adequate fitness. It is 1.3 km uphill, before returning downhill. For the keen walkers, you can continue the walk down to Wineglass Beach (2.5 hr return walking time). You have time on this famous beach to take a swim, relax, eat your lunch or meander along the white sands. If you prefer to select the shorter walking option, then you can explore other areas of Freycinet with our tour guide. Visit Honeymoon Bay, Sleepy Bay, and Cape Tourville Lighthouse & it great short walk. We re-group ready for the return journey. Our final stop on the East Coast is the stunning Devil’s Corner Winery, where you will have time to take in the magnificent view. On-site, you can enjoy a wine tasting, wood-fired pizza, fresh seafood and Oysters from Freycinet Marine Farm and ice creams all available at your own expense on the day. Then it is onwards into Launceston arriving around 6.00 pm.

Meals: None

 


Pickups / Departures

Departs: Every Tuesday & Thursday (year round) at our general meeting and departure point is 07.25 am at the Tasmanian Travel & Information Centre, 20 Davey Street, Hobart.

Pickups: Hotel pickups need to be arranged via email, directly with your Tour operator. Hotel pick-ups are scheduled between 7.00 am - 7.25 am from select hotels in the central city area

Returns: Approx. 6:00 pm in Launceston


Extras

What to bring

Sensible shoes for walking
A variety of warm & weatherproof clothing
Hat & Sunscreen
Large water bottle, snacks, lunch (or buy it on the day)
Camera
Sense of adventure
Bring your luggage - The tour departs Hobart and finishes in Launceston

Luggage Limit

1 day bag with a limit of 7kg

Extras

Please note meals/snacks are not included but we do offer a stop along the way in a regional town to purchase a bakery-style takeaway lunch. 


Reviews

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Kristen K. 21 Apr 2020
I did this tour as part of the 'Big Three' three-day tour from Hobart to Launceston. The weather on the day of the tour was not ideal, lightly raining nearly the entire day, but I still had a lot of fun. The day started early picking everyone up from their hotels before making a quick stop shortly outside of Hobart for anyone needing to purchase lunch to take with them for the day. We made one additional stop along a beach before getting to the Freycinet National Park. From there, we had three options of walks, a short walk to a cafe/lunch spot, a walk to Wineglass Bay Lookout (a 45-minute uphill walk), or the option to extend your walk to the actual sands of Wineglass Bay (approximately 2.5 hours). Normally, I would have chosen the longer walk, but given the weather was rainy, and the guide advised there were a couple of sections of the walk to be careful on, our group of four opted for the walk to the lookout. Two of the members of the group stopped halfway to the lookout before turning to head towards the van as it was an uphill climb and a bit too much for them. After taking in the views overlooking Wineglass Bay, we headed to Honeymoon Bay and did the Cape Tourville Lighthouse Walk. The description says you stop at the Freycinet Marine Farm for oysters, but we did not, so maybe that is a seasonal thing. We made one last stop for coffee/snacks/ice cream before arriving in Launceston. Overall, the day was long and tiring, but fun, and I learned a lot from the guides.
James K. 07 Sep 2019
Nick was very descriptive of all parts of the trip. Scenery and stops were fantastic. Pickup was prompt. Location of pickup was easily accessible. Bring walking shoes for hikes. Bus speaker system was intermittent. All tour guides should speak a little slower for non-Australians.

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