Wineglass Bay Beach
The hike to the lookout over Wineglass Bay is one of the most popular in Tasmania, but only a few make it all the way down to Wineglass Bay beach.
The track to the lookout is very well maintained and easy to walk, and the views are great. In recent years the National Parks & Wildlife Service (PWS) have upgraded the lookout itself – which used to suffer from overcrowding in peak times – to a short loop on a steel walkway with three different vantage points. It should take 30-40 minutes to reach the lookout.
After spending some time taking in the panoramic views, most people head back but if you’d like to make a day of it, continuing on to Wineglass Bay beach is highly recommended.
It takes another 40 minutes or so to reach the beach. There are some nice orange lichen-covered rocks right at the end of the beach, which is a great place for lunch. The water looks amazing on clear blue days, and the walk along the beach to the far end is a great goal for a day out.
There are a couple of options for the return walk. You can go back the way you came, or you can do a long circuit walk across to Hazards Beach, and around Mt Mayson to the car park. This second options requires a fair bit more time, so you might like to skip the walk along Wineglass Bay beach if going with this option.