Day 4: Wineglass Bay & Hazards Beach Circuit - Oyster Farm Tasting
11 km, approx. 5.5 hours walking including breaks (Easy to Moderate Grade)
After breakfast and lunch making you head off for the day's walk - Wineglass Bay beach and Hazard's beach on a circuit track.
Freycinet National Park is 100 years old which makes it one of two of the first National Parks in Tasmania. Freycinet has a unique geological history and therefore some of the most picturesque beaches in the world. Most famously the pink granite beaches and contrasting white quartz beaches which we will be visiting today. Its unique history and rare plant life provide guests with an educational journey while taking in the sights on today's walk.
Whether you would like to watch for birds or spot native wildlife, there's always something to see in this beautiful national park. The section of trail is one of the more popular in the area but it is not to be missed. Today you explore Wineglass Bay and Hazard's Beach which both hold their own unique history and beauty. Today's trek includes some bushwalking, beach walking and a slight ascent and descent but the scenery and experiences are well worth the effort.
Freycinet National Park offers some of the most unique and diverse wildlife experiences. Keep your eyes peeled and if you are lucky you may get to see a migrating Southern Humpback whale or Southern right whale making their way down south. More commonly spotted wildlife includes the White-bellied Sea Eagle, Bennett's Wallaby's, short-beaked Echidna's, Pied and Sooty Oyster Catchers and Australasian Gannets.
Stop to explore Hazards Beach and its history before continuing to Wineglass Bay Beach for the lunch stop. Don't forget to pack your swimmers and a light towel. At Hazard's Beach, you will be given an insight into the history and life of our Tasmanian Aborigines who occupied this area dating back to 40,000 years ago. Your guides will inform you of The Oyster Bay Tribe who occupied the east coast and the significance these areas hold for the original custodians of this land. You will learn more about their history as you walk this pristine coastline before arriving back at the vehicle by early afternoon.
After the day's walk, you then head off to the local oyster farm to experience some fresh, local produce straight from the farm. You will be treated to a fresh taste test of the local produce. On your return to the accommodation, one of your guides will have pre-dinner nibbles waiting and a fabulous two-course meal prepared by your guides will be served shortly after.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner