Explore Tasmania's Eastcoast & Discover Wineglass Bay

All-day tour

Knowledgeable, friendly local guide

Flexible, relaxed itinerary

The Friendliest of beaches

A must-see when in Tasmania, Wineglass Bay is the star of the show on this tour. Seeing historical Richmond, exploring the Freycinet National Park , and of course, enjoying the stunning view of Wineglass Bay are jewels, but listening to Alex give you insider knowledge on the history of Tasmania is the real treasure.

Why choose this tour?

Wineglass Bay is a must-see destination when visiting Tasmania. The best way to experience it is with Wineglass Bay Discovery Tours, because with us you will discover so much more…

Small group experience guaranteed. You will get to know your travel companions and feel like you are exploring Tasmania’s east coast on a relaxed road trip with friends. Small group sizes allow for a more flexible itinerary, meaning more time to immerse yourself in each location.

Your local guide Alex is super friendly and provides exceptional customer service. Passionate about all things Tasmanian, including responsible tourism and environmental conservation, Alex enriches your tour experience with his cultural knowledge, historic storytelling with great humour.

We are the best value full day tour on offer. See Wineglass Bay, the Freycinet National Park, and all the beautiful sites of Tasmania’s east coast with ample opportunity to get out, stretch your legs, and explore. At no extra cost, travel via Tasmania’s wine region, the Coal River Valley, and visit historic Richmond.

On the way back to Hobart, stop at the picturesque Kate’s Berry Farm. Indulge in homemade ice cream, jams, chocolates, and other treats while taking in spectacular views of the Freycinet Peninsula.

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Trip details & overview

AUD $139 adult AUD $125 child (14 and under)

Departure time

Pick-ups between 6:45AM-7:15AM

Meeting point

Your accommodation – We’ll get in touch by text the day before the tour to confirm  pick-up time details.

Availability

April 1 – October 31: Tuesday, Friday, Sunday

November 1 – March 31: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday

Tour duration

Approximately 11 hours (depart between 7:00 and 7:15am, return about 6:00pm)

Max group size

A day of tasmanian treasures.

In the morning, your first stop will be the Rosny Hill lookout (spring to autumn), just outside Hobart. Then, you will pass through the Coal River Valley into Historic Richmond and later into Buckland. After seeing the countryside stop at Raspins Beach , Orford , for views of Maria Island then follow the spectacular coastline into Swansea.   Enjoy a drink and pick up lunch from one of east coast Bakery then head into Freycinet National Park . There, you’ll take the guided walk to the Wineglass Bay lookout , taking in views of Great Oyster Bay and the spectacular Hazards Mountains along the way.  The views of Wineglass Bay Beach will not disappoint! You will then spend ample time exploring other great attractions within the National Park including ocean views at Cape Tourville , intriguing granite formations at Sleepy Bay (time permitting) and absorb the serenity of Honeymoon Bay while enjoying your picnic lunch.  On your journey back to Hobart you will stop at Kates Berry Farm for homemade ice cream, treats, coffee, or anything your heart desires.

Please keep in mind that this tour is flexible and under certain circumstances is subject to change.

Starting the day and heading out of Hobart

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The eastern coast of Tasmania holds plenty of treasures for you, and this tour is the perfect way for you to see it all. This day-long tour brings you to the locations that you’ve heard about as well as some lesser-known gems that are must-sees .

Shortly after leaving Hobart, we arrive at the Rosny Hill lookout to enjoy expansive views of Tasmania’s capital, the Derwent River, and kunanyi/Mt. Wellington . Then, 20 minutes through the Coal River Valley’s undulating hills and quaint roadside scenery, we land in the historic Georgian town of Richmond . After viewing the Coal River and famous Richmond Bridge from a lookout, we venture down to see them both up close. This bridge is the oldest convict-built bridge still in use in Australia, and Alex has the pleasure of telling you about it.

The journey proceeds through the Tasmanian countryside to the east coast, where we arrive at Raspins Beach in Orford. This vantage point allows you to enjoy views of the untamed Maria Island across the bay as your wise guide spins you a tale or two about its colourful past.

Lunch and heading to Wineglass Bay

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Next stop is Swansea for the opportunity to grab a quick coffee and buy lunch at the local bakery but remember, our picnic lunch destination lies in the Freycinet National Park … after we visit the breathtaking, much anticipated Wineglass Bay .

A light, 30 to 40-minute hike to the Wineglass Bay lookout offers a journey that’s just as beautiful as the destination. We pause halfway for a peek at Great Oyster Bay and a chance to catch our breath before we begin the final ascent to the Wineglass Bay lookout . Here, we have plenty of time to relax and of course, take as many photos as possible. We then head back down together as a group, a great opportunity to chat and share thoughts on your exhilarating experience. If you’d prefer to venture down to the beach, this can be arranged with Alex beforehand .

While in the Freycinet National Park, we will visit a variety of must-see sites. Cape Tourville offers cliff-top views over the Tasman Sea, where you can see marine wildlife during migration seasons, like seals and whales. A steep but manageable walk to the tucked away Sleepy Bay promises unique rock formations and abundant kelp forests in brilliant turquoise water. Honeymoon Bay is a favourite picnic spot and a great place to take a dip in the Pacific if you’re so daring. Friendly Beaches , a stretch of pristine white sandy beach, is a popular surfer and fishermen destination and provides that clean ocean breeze. If fresh seafood is something you fancy, we stop at Devils Corner Winery where the Freycinet Marine Farm have an outlet, where you can indulge in an array of local seafood, wood fired pizza and wine, while enjoying spectacular views of the Hazards and Great Oyster Bay.

Late afternoon and the journey back to Hobart

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The tour isn’t over yet! As we wind our way back to the capital city through the spectacular landscape, we make a stop at a Swansea favourite, Kate’s Berry Farm . Here you can sample locally made ice cream, chocolates, jams, and even Kate’s homegrown berries (if it’s the right season!). We’ll carry on to seeing the Spiky Bridge , another convict-built marvel. Alex will proceed to tell you the legends behind this funky footpath.

We make one more stop before getting back on the road to Hobart, above Spiky Beach . There, you will see the Freycinet peninsula from the other side of the bay, and take your last few snapshots of this beautiful part of Tasmania. After everyone’s filled their phones or cameras with photos, it’s an hour and a half back to Hobart. Your tour guide (and most likely, new best friend) Alex will drop you at your home away from home for a much-needed rest .

What's included

Transport to and from your accommodation in Hobart

Airport drop-off: if you need to get to the airport that evening, please let us know at the time of your booking and we can get it scheduled!

National park pass fee

Friendly, experienced, and knowledgeable guide

What to bring

Water bottle

Packed lunch or money to purchase lunch

Comfortable walking shoes

Rain gear if rain is in the forecast (be prepared for the four seasons)

Sunscreen, sunhat, towel, swimming suit

Your best smile!

How fit do I need to be?

While the trail to Wineglass Bay Lookout is well-maintained, a reasonable level of fitness is necessary for both your own enjoyment and safety as well as the safety of others. There are some steps, but these can be managed at your own pace. The walk takes 30-45 minutes each way. All other walks are either flat or short with the exception of Sleepy Bay, a steep 10-minute walk.

What should I bring/wear?

In the summer, make sure to bring a towel, water, sunscreen, swimming suit, and a sunhat. If there is rain in the forecast, don’t forget a raincoat. In general, you’ll need a packed lunch or money to purchase lunch, a camera, comfortable walking shoes, and your best smile!

Are we able to get coffee on the way?

Yes, there are a couple of places that we can stop for coffee or other refreshments.

Are there bathroom facilities along the way?

Yes, we will have access to bathrooms consistently throughout the tour.

Who is welcome on your tour?

Anyone and everyone. At Wineglass Bay Discovery Tours, we respect the age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, and perspective of all of our guests. We are excited to meet each of you.

Can I make my tour private?

Yes. Please contact Alex for further details.

What's your cancellation policy?

Cancellation from our end: on very rare occasions, tours may be cancelled (severe weather, road closures, insufficient numbers). Should this occur, we will endeavour to offer you an alternative date, or you will receive a full refund.

Cancellation from your end:

If cancelled at least 7 days prior to the departure date, you will receive a 100% refund.

If cancelled between 4 and 6 days prior to the departure date, you will receive a 75% refund.

If cancelled within 3 days prior to the departure date, you will not receive a refund.

Lucy | April 2023

Tripadvisor reviews.

A highly recommended tour

Beautiful views of Coles bay and Wineglass bay….a great 🚶‍♀️, a great hike. Our tour guide, Alex is caring and thoughtful, guiding us during our hike. A highly recommended tour

Dawn | April 2022

Fun in Freycinet

Wow what a great day and extra great for me because I got to sit in the front seat!! Alex is a fountain of information about the road we were traveling, built by convicts, on the flora the fauna, funny stories about Italians and their creative entrepreneurial business exploits and as an extra bonus we got to go to ‘Devils corner’ vineyard for lunch ! Seafood a plenty! What a location ! all in all a great day I highly recommend!!

Ramiaf | January 2019

Awesome tour and even better guide!

Alex was great! He guided us up a walk to the wineglass bay lookout and all over the Tassie coast. His great knowledge and humor made the day really enjoyable…….

Elle Bergmann | January 2019

Google reviews.

Really great trip and tour guide. Alex is friendly and fun as well as very knowledgeable. Answered any questions we had. He made the trip very enjoyable for my parents and I…..

Lee C | January 2019

Fantastic day tour!

Alex is a great tour host. He showed our group at least half a dozen beautiful bays and was very accommodating to…

Howard Waters | January 2019

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We had a superb guided tour with Alex which fully met our expectations and we would have no hesitation in recommending Alex and his company to anyone wishing to…..

Jennifer B. | November 2018

This was the best tour I did while staying in Tasmania. Alex (Alessandro) offers a really complete tour to all the main attractions and gives an excellent local perspective having……

Morinna Curtagh | September 2018

Alex was so friendly and knowledgeable about the history of Tasmania. It was a small group which was great. On time collection in the morning, we saw lots throughout the day……..

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See the iconic Wineglass Bay from the water

Wineglass bay cruises is a 4½ hour cruise of the waterways surrounding freycinet national park from coles bay to wineglass bay on tasmania's east coast..

Cruise the spectacular coastline of Freycinet National Park from Coles Bay to Wineglass Bay. Be enthralled by the stunning granite coastline, including the dramatic pink peaks of the Hazards range.

Discover a coast dotted with sparkling white sand beaches, including Cooks and Bryans beaches, only accessible by water or a full day bushwalk. Explore the inner passage of remote Schouten Island, home to little penguins and short tailed shearwaters, before heading into the Tasman Sea towards Wineglass Bay. Look out for various hidden sea caves, blowholes and waterfalls amongst the sheer granite cliffs.

Take in the sheer beauty of Wineglass Bay from the rarely seen perspective of the water, a shimmering crescent of white sand fringes spilling into glass turquoise waters. 

Uncover the rich history of the region, including aboriginal heritage and tales of early explorers and entrepreneurs.

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The Wildlife

The waters surrounding Freycinet National Park are home to diverse and remarkable wildlife. Keep a look out for sea eagles roosting on the granite cliffs, pods of dolphins surfing the bow wave and cormorants manning the crags of Schouten Passage plus Australian fur seals hauling out along the coast.

Join in the search for whales such as the humpback and southern right as they migrate between September to December and May to July.

Spot diverse birdlife including albatross, shearwaters, diving gannets, little penguins and cormorants.

WINEGLASS BAY CRUISES 

Operates   Daily, except Christmas Day

Cruise Times   Check in by 9:30am       Cruise 9:45am to 2:30pm

Departs From 61 Jetty Road, Coles Bay

Ticket Types

Our vessel Schouten Passage II is a Tasmanian built, 150 seat catamaran ideal for exploring the east coast of Tasmania. The spacious enclosed vessel contains comfortable seating across two fully air conditioned lounge areas - The Vista Lounge and The Sky Lounge.

Vessel Change Notification

From Sunday 18th August 2024 to Saturday 7th September 2024 our Wineglass Bay Cruises vessel, Schouten Passage II, has been scheduled for annual maintenance.  During this period, we will be using our 50 seat catamaran Freycinet Explorer to operate Wineglass Bay Cruises. Freycinet Explorer has leather seats, full walk around capacity, front and rear decks, one toilet and is enclosed on three sides. We will not be serving alcoholic beverages or hot drinks onboard as we do not have the facilities on the vessel.  Click here to view a photo of Freycinet Explorer .

Vista Lounge

The Vista Lounge offers floor to ceiling windows for optimum viewing from the comfort of your seat, complemented by spacious outdoor decks so you can immerse yourself in the experience. 

It offers a licensed bar and cafe serving local beverages, hot drinks and treats for purchase.  The Vista Lounge has three rest rooms, with one fully accessible. 

Vista Lounge Including Lunch Included in your Vista Lounge with Lunch ticket is a ploughman’s style lunch featuring smoked meats, salad, cheeses served alongside a locally baked bread roll, fruit and a sweet treat.  Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements.  

Adults $195 Children 3-16 years $120  

Vista Lounge Bring Your Own Food You can also choose to bring your own lunch and snacks. Adults $175 Children 3-16 years $105  

Sky Lounge (Adults Only)

The Sky Lounge is on the upper deck of Schouten Passage II. The adults only lounge with banquette style seating for up to 30 passengers provides an intimate experience, with direct access to the Captains bridge and private viewing deck.

Morning tea, lunch and beverages are included in your Sky Lounge ticket. 

Enjoy plump local oysters and smoked meats, breads, cheeses and salad served with the East Coast's renowned wines and artisan brews. There are two rest rooms on the upper deck.

Adults $310 

Getting There

Our cruise departs and finishes at our Wineglass Bay Cruises Booking Office, 61 Jetty Road, Coles Bay.

To get to Coles Bay from Hobart head north on the Tasman A3 Highway for 185kms (approx 2½hrs drive). From Launceston, head south on National Highway 1 onto Lake Leake B34 Highway (approx 2hrs drive).  

Things You Need to Know

  • We operate every day except Christmas Day.
  • We have no age or height restrictions for the Vista Lounge.
  • Our boat is enclosed which protects you from the elements, however we still suggest you dress warmly.
  • Make sure you bring your camera to capture those awe-inspiring moments.
  • We reserve the right to cancel or vary any trip and will incur no liability for any such cancellation or alteration.
  • We don't cancel bookings due to low numbers. If it happens to be just you, we'll still show you an experience of a lifetime.

During the COVID-19 pandemic we will not allow guests to join our tours if we believe they are unwell.  If you are feeling unwell or display flu-like symptoms we would encourage you to contact us and cancel your booking.  

Bookings are subject to our Terms and Conditions .

For information about vessel accessibility, download our Accessibility Guide .

Our Flexible Cancellation Policy   

If you book directly with us, we have a very flexible cancellation policy:

  • No cancellation fees if you need to cancel due to COVID  right up to the time of departure.  This includes if you are unwell or if you have to change your travel plans due to flight changes or travel restrictions.  We will happily move your booking to another day or provide you with a full refund.  Please note you need to advise us prior to departure so that we have an opportunity to re-sell the seats. 
  • For non-COVID related cancellations our normal cancellation policy applies . We reserve the right to charge 100% for cancellations within 24 hours of departure.  Bookings are fully flexible up to 24 hours prior to the tour departure. 

Please note that if you book through a third-party website or travel agent, they each impose their own cancellation policies and restrictions.  

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Cruise Route

If weather conditions mean we are unable to safely get to Wineglass Bay, we will offer a full refund if you decide not to travel with us. However, we do encourage you to join us on our alternative route which we think is as spectacular as the Wineglass Bay route, exploring the rugged coastline of the Schouten Island Group, its abundant wildlife including a large Australian fur seal haulout. In extremely bad weather we will cancel the cruise and offer a full refund or alternative travel date if available.

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Wineglass Bay & Freycinet National Park Day Tour

Walk to the Wineglass Bay lookout to see one of the “World’s Top 10 beaches!” Join us for this action-packed huge day out exploring the very best of Tasmania’s East Coast.  We enjoy a variety of short walks, National Park coastal scenery & delicious local seafood, and Ice Cream opportunities along the way.

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.

As we enter the Freycinet peninsula, we have a brief stop at the Freycinet Marine Farm for anyone interested in the local oysters and mussels fresh from the surrounding waters.

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.

From the Lookout, you have the option to return to the start of the walk with our tour guide, or for the keen walkers you can choose to spend the rest of your time completing the walk down to Wineglass Beach.

Wineglass Bay Beach Walk – This is a 2.5 hr return walk and adequate fitness is required.  Our tour has ample time for you to do the full walk to Wineglass Bay Beach and return.  Once on the beach you can enjoy your lunch in this stunning setting, jump in the pristine waters for a swim, or wander along the white sands.  This is one of the most rewarding walks in Tasmania to a stunning location.

If you prefer to select the shorter walking option, then we return from the Lookout with our Tour Guide and explore other areas of Freycinet National Park.  Visit Honeymoon Bay, Sleepy Bay, Cape Tourville Lighthouse & 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 own expense on the day.

We return to Hobart around 6.00 – 6.30pm

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Wineglass Bay & Freycinet National Park

Tasmania’s multi-award winning tour to Freycinet National Park

Combining the best sites with delicious food and wines.

Explore Freycinet National Park with an experienced and truly local guide

Tasmania’s multi-award winning tour to Wineglass Bay

Explore Freycinet National Park on foot with a local Tasmanian guide. Interact with the wildlife, smell the native plants and be amazed by the spectacular view of Wineglass Bay from the lookout perched upon the Hazards Mountains. Then pamper yourself with a delicious light lunch and taste several wines from Tasmania’s East Coast wine region.  This is the tour for those that want to truly understand the region, complete some of Tasmania’s Greatest Short Walks and indulge in premium wines. Our Wineglass Bay tour departs from the  Hobart waterfront, heading east then following the Great Eastern Drive north. We’ll travel through the seaside towns of Orford, Triabunna and Swansea as we make our way along the East Coast of Tasmania towards the Freycinet National Park .  We’ll stop briefly along the way to take in some of the local highlights including a coffee break at the picturesque seaside town of Orford to fuel up for our hike.

The walk to Wineglass Bay Lookout is one of the Great Short Walks of Tasmania and can attract quite the crowd.  Our tour is designed to help beat the crowds so we do the walk first thing upon arrival. It usually takes about 45mins to get to the Wineglass Bay Lookout. The 1.4 km walk is uphill on a rocky but well constructed path with stone steps. As a group, we walk to the Wineglass Bay Lookout where we help each other out to ensure we get the best photographs of this iconic view of Tasmania’s jewel.  We enjoy the excitement and emotions of the moment, learn the secrets of the beaches dark history and take in the rewarding and world famous view.

From the Wineglass Bay Lookout you will return to the start of the walk with your guide and explore more of the Freycinet National Park, in particular the almighty Cape Tourville Lookout. It is here we often see whales (seasonal), seals and an incredible array of seabirds.

It is then time to reward yourself for all your great exercise and adventures.  Lunch will be served overlooking the spectacular Hazards Mountains in the seaside town of Coles Bay.  Your meal will be accompanied by a glass of premium East Coast wine.

Afetr lunch we commence our journey back towards Hobart but on the way we will pop in and visit one of the many stunning vineyards peppered along the East Coast and here you will be treated to a wine tasting.

We then jump back onboard the premium tour bus again to make our way back to Hobart. The drive home is usually spent sharing our experiences and tales with each other and celebrating our amazing day out.  We’ll get you back to the Hobart waterfront (Brooke St Pier) by approximately 6pm.

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 Tour Highlights

✔ Freycinet National Park ✔ Wineglass Bay Lookout ✔ Cape Tourville Lookout ✔ Coles Bay + Richardson’s Beach ✔ Great Eastern Drive ✔ Geographe Restaurant Lunch + Wine ✔ East Coast vineyard visit + Wine Tasting

What’s Included

✔ Fun, highly trained and experienced local guide ✔ Small friendly groups ✔  Modern premium comfort 12 seat bus ✔  National Park entrance fees ✔  Airport drop offs (on request) ✔  Light Lunch ✔ Wine tasting (6 East Coast wines)

What To Bring

✔ Sunscreen, Sunglasses, Hat ✔ Suitable warm/weatherproof clothing (particularly during winter) ✔ A water/drinking bottle ✔ Any personal medications ✔ Comfortable shoes for walking ✔ Camera ✔ A sense of fun and adventure

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Aerial View of Wineglass - Tasmania, Australia

Let’s take a punt and say that whilst you’re sipping away on your evening pinot noir, scrolling through the pages of Tasmania.com, you begin to connect the dots between the shape of your glass and the name of Tasmania’s iconic bay. But, alas, the name in fact originates from a much darker history and has nothing to do with the crescent shaped shoreline. The peninsula was once the exclusive domain of the Pydairrerme people - the Oyster Bay tribe. For some 30,000 years they lived there off the bounty of the sea and the forest. In fact, some of the tracks are paths walked by the original inhabitants thousands of years ago.

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Alternatively, the visitor center at the park entrance is equipped with electric barbecues, picnic tables, water and toilets. There is certainly lots to do. Go sea kayaking, rock climb, mountain biking, scuba diving, deep sea fishing, jump on a quad bike, or even take a scenic helicopter flight! Or just relax and enjoy the gorgeous sunset from your balcony while reading a favorite book. Whichever you choose, you will find Wineglass Bay is an ideal holiday destination. Image thanks to: Tourism Australia & Hugh Stewart.

Nature & Wildlife

More than 500 plants have been recorded within the park, with over 80 species of orchids being sighted. It is also home to a plethora of wildlife including wombats, wallabies, quolls, Tasmanian Devils, and long-nosed Potoroos. A wide variety of bird species exist such as Sea eagles, Black-Cockatoos and Green Rosellas. Offshore, seals, bottlenose dolphins and southern right whales are regular visitors.

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Accommodation

Tasmanians have been frequenting this paradise for more than a century. However, with tourism greatly on the rise, Wineglass Bay has become a prized destination for mainlanders and overseas visitors alike. To accommodate the growing numbers, a range of accommodations exist in and around nearby Coles Bay and Freycinet, from campsites to hotels, budget to ultimate luxury. Coles Bay sits at the foot of the granite mountains known as the Hazards and on the edge of the world-renowned Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay. Guided tours are offered at select accommodations.

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This tour will have you touring Tasmania’s great eastern drive and discover Tassies vast and stunning east coast. We will make our way direct to Freycinet peninsula & Wineglass Bay. We’ll make a couple of stops up the coast, Spiky Bridge and St Helens so you can take it all in. Once we reach Freycinet we will take on the Wineglass bay / Coles bay lookout walk, 1.5 Hr return and potentially down to beach if your feeling fit for the 3 Hr return hike. We will then finish of day one with the other sights of Freycinet, the lighthouse, Sleepy bay and Honeymoon bay.

Day two will start with us departing Freycinet for the last time as we make our way to Bicheno to discover the Blow hole, beaches and other scenic delights. We will then continue on to the much talked about Bay of Fires where you can explore the fiery rocks and pristine beaches, lastly we will make our way to one of Tasmania’s tallest waterfalls St Columba Falls before heading south to Hobart. If you want the full Tassie east coaster experience than this is for you, stops at the east coast wineries are also at your disposal if you like your wines and fancy a Tasmanian Pinot noir. We have the perfect climate for growing the red grapes in Tasmania.

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  • Freycinet National Park entry fee included.

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Spend a full day awakening your senses in the beautiful Wineglass Bay and Freycinet National Park on this guided tour from Launceston .

Start the day in Launceston stopping at Cambell Bay and Great Oyster Bay before arriving at Freycinet National Park- home to the world-famous Wineglass Bay.

Explore Cambell Bay and the Great Oyster Bay, home to a replica of Captain Cook’s HMS Endeavour, before stopping at Freycinet National Park- a UNESCO World Heritage site for its natural beauty. Wineglass Bay is one of Freycinet’s most famous features and spectacular cliffs make for a great vantage point to view the bay from above.

A bay of white sandy beaches, a crescent of sand. Hike up to the lookout point at Wineglass Bay to marvel at the crystal clear below. This walk to the Wineglass Bay lookout point is steep but not too long and very manageable whatever your fitness level. If you are feeling more adventurous take the Bay Beach Walk, the hike down to Wineglass Bay, and feel the sand between your toes. It’s a long and steep walk back up but well worth it.

Featuring a personalized itinerary, a knowledgeable and passionate tour guide, and stunning, unforgettable views of this famous area, this is an ideal option if you’re eager for adventure on a one-day tour from Launceston.

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We depart Launceston and enjoy a short stop at the Georgian township of Campbell Town for supplies and convict relics.

From there we head east, greeted by a spectacular view of The Hazards as we enter Freycinet National Park. A short-but-sensational 20 minute walk along the Cape Tourville Lighthouse circuit reveals 360 degree views before we hike to the Wineglass Bay lookout as a group.

This 45 minute ascent gets the heart pumping before revealing one of the best vistas in the Southern Hemisphere. Gaze out over treetops to a sweeping vista of white sand and turquoise water, soaking in the beauty of Wineglass Bay.

Depending on how active you’re feeling, you can extend your hike down to the beach for swimming, relaxing and dolphin spotting or return from the lookout with your guide to check out Honeymoon Bay, Sleepy Bay and Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

The afternoon brings us to Devil’s Corner winery, perched high on a hill overlooking Freycinet. It’s the ideal place to kick back with a glass of wine, fresh seafood platter, woodfired pizza, tea, coffee or artisan gelato at the end of an action-packed day!

  • Explore Freycinet National Park
  • Walk to the spectacular Wineglass Bay Lookout
  • Option: Extend your Lookout walk to the longer walk to Wineglass Bay beach
  • Honeymoon Bay
  • Cape Tourville Lighthouse walk
  • Visit Devils Corner Winery – seafood, wine, pizza
  • Visit the historic town of Campbell Town and the Convict Brick Trail.
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  • A variety of warm and weatherproof clothing.
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  • Suitable for children over 8 years old.
  • Our tours are designed as full active days of fast-paced travel, we are also at times exposed to the outdoor conditions of the day.
  • On all tours, we offer a central city hotel or backpacker hostel pick up.
  • We do not offer a pick up from residential addresses or from Air BnB accommodation.
  • We operate small group Active Day Tours using Toyota Commuter and Toyota Coaster vehicles.  These seat maximum passengers of 13 or 20 respectively.
  • We consider our tours to be active, visiting National Parks and wild areas focusing on the great short walks of Tasmania. Although most of the walks are classified as ‘easy’, a suitable level of general health and fitness and physical abilities is essential.
  • We educate all our guests on ‘Minimal Impact Bushwalking’ and the ‘Leave No Trace’ policy’s before entering our National Parks. We provide accurate interpretation and keep wildlife disturbance to a minimum by viewing from appropriate distances and informing our guests about how to treat wildlife with patience and respect.

All our tours are scheduled to depart the city at 7.30am. Our first pick up is normally at 7.00am. Your pick up time will be confirmed at the time of booking depending on your hotel or hostel location.

We do not supply lunch, snacks or beverages on our tours, but we do stop along the way for you to purchase food to suit your budget and taste. This is usually a Bakery style stop in a regional town along the way to the main destination for the day. You will then be able to enjoy a lunch break during the tour day, usually somewhere scenic and suitable for a rest stop. However, if you prefer to bring your own snacks, please feel free to do so.

As we operate small group Active Day Tours, our tour vehicles are not equipped to handle excess luggage.  On our Active Day Tours we expect that each traveller will have a day pack only to store your daily essentials such as drinks, jackets and sunscreen while on tour for the day.  No other luggage is able to be carried on our day tours.  If you are moving hotels or have onwards travels you will need to ensure this is stored for the day at your hotel/accommodation prior to boarding the tour bus.  If you attend a tour with luggage without consultation with our Reservations Team prior to travel, you may be refused entry to the tour vehicle.

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15 Best Day Trips from Moscow

Moscow, the sprawling Russian capital, is a city that’s both full of history and contemporary culture.

This is the centre of the Russian world, a city that armies have invaded, where nations have clashed and where revolutions have played out through the centuries.

It’s a city on the fringe of Europe, but a place that is very much at the heart of European history and politics, and for visitors, it can be a complex and enthralling destination to visit.

As much as there is to see and to do in the city itself, there is just as much to experience on day trips from Moscow too.

While Russia is undoubtedly an expansive country, and many of the better-known cities such as St Petersburg or Volgograd are hundreds and hundreds of miles away, there are many more unknown and unusual destinations to visit within a few hours’ drive of the capital.

Immerse yourself in the Russian countryside, visit war memorials, battlefields and the lavish estates of the former Russian nobility. There are rural villages, grand Orthodox Monasteries and the chance to see Russian life outside of the city first-hand.

Here are the best day trips from Moscow.

Korolev, Russia

Located just an hour north of the Moscow city centre, Korolev is an area that is almost a suburb of the expansive capital, but has retained its own unique identity. During the Soviet era, this was one of the most important industrial areas in the country, because this was the base for Soviet Space Exploration.

During World War II, the factories here produced anti-tank guns that helped keep the Soviet Union in the fight. After Germany was defeated, the factories and research centres began to focus on space.

The city became a ‘Science City’ as skilled workers from across the Union came here to settle and to launch the space programme. It became one of the more affluent areas in the country, and today, that distinction can still be seen on the streets and in the buildings.

When the Soviet Union collapsed, Korolev remained the headquarters of Russian space travel and still hosts Russian Mission Control.

2. Borodino

Borodino, Russia

A two-hour drive to the west of Moscow is the battlefield of Borodino. This is a place that is revered in Russian history, and which perhaps should be much more well-known in wider European history too, because this is where the infamous French General Napolean Bonaparte fought the Russians during his invasion in 1812.

Although the French won the Battle of Borodino and went on to capture Moscow, this was the beginning of the end for Napolean, as he went on to be ravaged by the Russian Winter and was forced to retreat soon after.

Just outside the small village of Borodino is the green and grassy field where the battle was fought. On top of a substantial hill is a lasting monument to the important event.

Kolomna, Russia

Located to the south-east of Moscow is the city of Kolomna, which in comparison to the Russian capital is very much a small-town escape.

This is one of the oldest Russian cities in the region and there is a long and intriguing history to be discovered in the museums and monasteries.

Interestingly, the city was off-limits for much its tenure under the Soviet Union, because it was the site of important weapons factories. It was only in 1994 that the city was opened up and even now it is still very much unknown to tourists.

Kolomna makes for a great day trip, and you can explore the restored medieval walls, and the city’s very own Kremlin, a huge fortress which dates back to the 16th century.

4. Zvenigorod

Savvino-Storozhevsky Monastery, Zvenigorod

Zvenigorod is as little as an hour’s drive away from Moscow city centre, and the small town makes for a pleasant break from the capital.

Zvenigorod is an old and historic place, with a history dating back almost a thousand years.

There are some beautiful monasteries to visit as well as the unusual Museum of Russian Desserts, where you can sample and explore this aspect of the local culinary culture.

Zvenigorod was also a town where the world-renowned Anton Checkov once lived, and you can visit a museum here that’s dedicated to his life.

5. Sergiyev Posad

Sergiyev Posad

North of the capital is the city of Sergiyev Posad, which is one of the few well-known tourist destinations in the surrounding region.

You will find this as a suggested stop on most travel itineraries to Moscow, and many tour companies include this as part of their excursions around the city because this city is home to the famous Trinity Lavra of St Sergius.

This is a huge Russian Orthodox Monastery which has been here for hundreds of years, and continues to be run by monks who look after the revered tomb of St Sergius, who was laid to rest here.

It’s an important pilgrimage place for Orthodox Christians and an important stop for tourists.

6. Kubinka Tank Museum

Kubinka Tank Museum

Outside Moscow, you can find an unusual museum which will give you a truly ‘Russian’ experience.

The Kubinka Tank Museum was once the location of a Red Army tank testing ground. Now, it’s been turned into a huge museum that showcases every conceivable type of armoured vehicle.

7. Arkhangelskoye Estate

Arkhangelskoye Estate

The Arkhangelskoye Estate was built on the outskirts of Moscow and dates back to the late 18th century when it was constructed by a Rusian aristocratic family.

For over a century, it was the domain of the nobility, until of course, the Russian Revolution and the advent of Communism swept the family that owned the estate out of the country.

The estate was opened to the public by the Communists and turned into a museum, which it remains today.

Restoration work after the fall of the Soviet Union saved the Arkhangelskoye Estate from falling into disrepair and kept the grounds and the grand palace as a lavish example of pre-Revolution Russia.

8. Yaroslavl

Yaroslavl, Russia

Yaroslavl is found a few hours to the north of Moscow and makes for a long day trip from the city. It’s worth the journey to experience one of the region’s most popular tourist destinations.

Yaroslavl is found on the banks of the River Volga and has been a historically important city throughout Russian history. The city has even been the capital of the country at various points.

You can explore the many museums and monasteries to learn more about this intriguing destination.

9. Rostov Veliky

Rostov Veliky

Just south of Yaroslavl is the small but culturally rich town of Rostov Veliky.

This is another important site in Russian history, as the town can date its origins back to early Slavic settlement around Moscow.

Lake Nero is a beautiful and expansive lake near the town, fringed on one side by an ancient fortress, giving Rostov Veliky a wonderful atmosphere to experience.

10. Vladimir

Vladimir, Russia

Two hours east of Moscow is another historic Russian city that is very much on the regional tourist trail.

It makes for a great day trip from the capital because Vladimir dates back to the 12th century and is full of Russian history and culture.

This was one of the first Russian capitals and it still contains many beautiful medieval buildings that are hundreds of years old.

Suzdal, Russia

The small town of Suzdal is just a few kilometres north of the city of Vladimir.

The town is part of a fantastic UNESCO World Heritage Site that encompasses the historic sites from both Suzdal and Vladimir.

The town was founded in medieval times and also acted for a time as an early capital for Russian kingdoms in the region.

Klin, Russia

Klin is a fairly unassuming town to the north-west of Moscow, but it’s worth visiting to see one particular sight, the house of Tchaikovsky.

The famous 19th-century composer spent his final days here and wrote his very last piece of work in the house in Klin. It is now a museum dedicated to his life and work.

It’s a grand estate and an interesting insight into pre-Soviet, Russian culture.

13. Melikova

Melikova

A short trip past the Moscow suburbs will bring you to another famous estate, the house of renowned Russian writer and playwright Anton Checkov.

By the town of Checkov, which was renamed in his honour, the museum of Melikova will take you on a journey through his life and indeed, what the lives of many of his contemporary fellow Russians would have been like too.

14. Gorki Leninskie

Gorki Leninskie

On the southern edge of Moscow is Gorki Leniniskie.

This grand estate was once the realm of Russian nobles, but after the Russian Revolution it was personally taken over by Vladimir Lenin who turned it into his own home.

He spent much of his last years here, and after his death, the estate became a shrine to his life and legacy.

Today it still remains an interesting museum, and is still in many ways a shrine to communism.

15. Losiny Ostrov National Park

Losiny Ostrov National Park

Losiny Ostrov National Park is a huge area of protected land that is found right on the edge of Moscow and is even surrounded on several sides by suburbs of the city.

It’s unusual to find such a large national park so close to a capital and it’s easy to spend the day exploring this veritable wilderness of beautiful scenery and plentiful wildlife.

15 Best Day Trips from Moscow:

  • Sergiyev Posad
  • Kubinka Tank Museum
  • Arkhangelskoye Estate
  • Rostov Veliky
  • Gorki Leninskie
  • Losiny Ostrov National Park

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