Hazards Beach, Isthmus and Wineglass Bay Track

MODERATE 52 reviews
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Hazards Beach, Isthmus and Wineglass Bay Track is a 11.1 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Freycinet, Tasmania, Australia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 11.1 km Elevation Gain: 325 m Route Type: Loop

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

beach

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
2 months ago

Five stars if you go clockwise; three if you go counter-clockwise. Bit more difficult of a climb up with the latter and the majority of nice views will be to your back as you climb.

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3 months ago

Great hike. Would recommend doing it clockwise so you start with the hill climb

3 months ago

Absolutely gorgeous around every turn! The hike offers so many varieties of scenery, from the lookout, to the world class beaches, and the wooded mountainsides. I really enjoyed that parts of the trail were traversing over the signature pink granite of the Hazards.

hiking
3 months ago

This is a great trail with a ton of variety! Stair climbs, amazing beaches, very well groomed and easy to follow trail. I’ve never seen so many “big shells” as I did at Hazards beach. Loved this hike so much!

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4 months ago

awesome day hike. we went when it was a little drizzly so nice and cool. Go clockwise and get all the steps (1000+) out of the way early

No wonder this is one of Tassie’s best day hikes.

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5 months ago

Walking the loop clockwise puts the stairs up to Wineglass Lookout and then the myriad of steps down to Wineglass Bay first on your hike. Then the Isthmus Track and Hazards Beach tracks are fairly flat on your way back to the car park. The Hazards beach track is a bit monotonous in comparison to the views you'll see at Wineglass. Another good reason to do it clockwise - - counterclockwise and the views of Wineglass Bay are always behind you and you just get to stare and never ending stairs...

Went for sunrise to the wineglass lookout. Highly recommend it. Carpark is clearly marked. Just follow C302 / Freycint drive. we arrived to the carpark 25 minutes before scheduled sunrise and made it to the lookout just before scheduled sunrise (we walked fast). We should have arrived to the carpark 20 to 30 minutes earlier than we did (about 45 to 60 minutes) before scheduled sunrise. There is plenty of light sill and don't need a headlamp or anything.

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5 months ago

wineglass bay is very beautiful. nice fir swimming. multiple sightings of wallaby along the hike. this trail has little shade. there were some mosquitoes; seems to increase in activity in the afternoon.

6 months ago

Awesome circuit walk to celebrate the New Year! We started early to avoid the heat/crowds and walked clockwise. There are lots of steps down to Wineglass Bay beach from the lookout, so walking the other way would be more difficult. Take plenty of water - the 1L per person recommendation at the trailhead would be insufficient for most people, particularly later in the day. Also keep a lookout for snakes. We came across 3 within 1 hour and were warned of another by hikers coming the other way. So tread carefully and wear enclosed shoes.

6 months ago

Great hike with views of wineglass bay, the incredibly beautiful hazards beach (which I preferred to wineglass beach). Hike wasn’t too streneous and easily done in trainers. Was fairly busy did this one 23rd December, but still had some alone time. Bring lots of water, it gets hot! Also sun screen and head out early to avoid heat. We did this route clockwise and was definitely easiest done this way around

hiking
Sunday, June 24, 2018

One of the best short hiking trails in Tassie and certainly one of the most popular! Really beautiful views from above, but if you want to make a day out of it be sure to pack some snacks and venture down to the beach itself - you'll often find you have it all to yourself!

Monday, June 18, 2018

Great walk. The lookout was great on a Winter's day. Overcast in the morning but still amazing. I did the loop and went back to the lookout in the afternoon and it was clear!

hiking
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Awesome track... did this last year October.. loved it.. Hazards beach is a great place for a swim

hiking
Monday, April 09, 2018

Fantastic 7 mile loop. We recommend starting with the lookout and getting the elevation and crowds over with first. It was crowded up at the top, but we saw almost no one on the backside and enjoyed the minimal elevation and changing landscape. Hiked in April and the weather was mild with a few very brief showers. Took us a little over three hours at a moderate pace with few stops. A lot of wallabies and beautiful views.

hiking
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Great views of the Freycinet Peninsula. Wineglass Bay Lookout has a nice view. Once you get up and over the lookout (~1.5mi), trail is pretty flat the rest of the way.

hiking
Sunday, February 11, 2018

Quite a hard hike but very beautiful and the view is worth it!

Saturday, December 02, 2017

This walk showcases some of the best beaches I've seen. Best done on a sunny day to let the colours fully come through. The walk can be done in around 4hrs but take lunch and take the day to enjoy the beaches. My favourite was the west end of Hazard beach. Beautiful sand and rocks to swim from.

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