Perhaps the most well-recognised beach in all of Tasmania is Wineglass Bay. Why is it so popular? Maybe it is the artistic way that the deep blue ocean fades into green and then laps onto the bleach white sand; or, maybe it's the expansive length of the shore, wrapping around in the shape of wineglass; or, it could be the secludedness of the beach, as it can only be accessed by foot.
The hike to Wineglass Bay is an experience in itself. The 11km circuit allows you to climb through the unique granite formations of Freycinet National Park. Spectacular views are permitted in every direction, overlooking rugged coastlines and tall mountains.
If you don't want to trek the entire way to the bay, but want to catch a glimpse, you can just walk to the Wineglass Bay Lookout which provides a distant, yet still breathtaking view over the area. This walk is only 3km return, with some steep inclines and a sturdy path.
Rock colours on the hike to Wineglass Bay. Image: Emma Jane Warren
Get your cameras ready! Cape Tourville is the destinations for selfies and epic panoramic shots. Don't be deterred by the unsealed road to the car park, as the views certainly make the drive worth it.
A short 600m boardwalk circuit, starting at the carpark, takes you on the cliff's edge and right up toward the Cape Tourville lighthouse. From the path, you can see the national park meet the sea, and a few small islands dotted off the coast.
The view from Cape Tourville. Image: Emma Jane Warren
Sleepy Bay is yet another treasure that can be discovered in Freycinet. This little nook is very similar to Honeymoon Bay, with orange and brown rocks encircling the beach. Super clear waters and shade from surrounding mountains are what make Sleepy Bay so appealing.