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Wine Glass Bay

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by Mike McGuire (subscribe)
I am currently exploring and living in the quirky and colorful Hobart city in Tasmania. I decided to make the move across the seas, from Western Australia and am studying my Masters of Social work at the University of Tasmania. I have a journalism backrou
Published May 1st 2012
A perfect spot to enjoy a Tasmanian Sauvignon Blanc glass of wine, is the stunningly beautiful Wine Glass Bay on the East Coast of Tasmania.

Pink granite mountains standing in the sparkling water, form the famous Wine Glass Bay sheltered waterway and beach. The Wine Glass Bay beach is recognised as one of the ten best beaches around the world, and for good reason.

Wine Glass Bay
From the Look-out

After around two and 1/2 hours from Hobart, you will arrive in the beautiful Freycinet National Park. After fixing up the park fee, the friendly staff will be more than happy to point you in the right direction.

The classy walk up to the Wine Glass Bay look-out will gift you to an array of breathtaking views back over Coles Bay, before you stumble across Mt Mayson and Mt Amos territory. Here you will sense just how magnificient Wine Glass Bay is, as you catch glimpses of the look-out.

Upon arrival, you will probably bump into your fellow adventures who have stumbled across the same piece of creative genius that Mother Nature has skillfully crafted. You might feel rude because the views cancel out any form of small-chat with strangers. Be prepared to be approached however, by couples, and friends eager to have their picture taken.

You will want to make sure your camera is on top form, because the granite mountains which encompass Freycinet National Park will be echoing camera clicks from awe struck on-lookers. Crisp blue, turquoise water, hugged by pink granite mountains combine magically to create that, "Wine Glass" look. Down below, the Wine Glass Bay beach pays host to more human company, the perfect picnic spot for mates, and love soaked couples. Extremely friendly Wallabies also enjoy the beach, as they skip across the white sands, greeting fellow beings.

Once you have cast your eyes and landed your feet upon this gift from Mother Nature, there is plenty to explore in the Park, which offers chances to bird watch, camp, kayak or simply soak it up over that smooth glass of wine.

This is a day-walk, so unless you plan for a bigger trip, don't overpack. Make sure you have water and lunch however.
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Where: Wine Glass Bay
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