One thing this I’ve learned is how beautiful and diverse my own country is and how much we as Australian’s take it for granted.
We look to Asia and the Pacific Islands to quench our travel thirst, when in our own backyards we have everything you could ever ask for: amazing scenery, diverse ecosystems, incredible fresh produce, great wine, stunning beaches, vibrant multicultural cities, a cool happening vibe and wonderful people.
My heart at the moment has been left on the rocky cove of Hazards Beach, Tasmania.
It was where it wanted to rest for a while where nothing else moved through except the wind, marine life, and the rare soft patter of feet.
Pure, remote, desolate, peaceful, and breathtaking.
I had heard of Wineglass Bay plenty of times, but never Hazards Beach. Most people don’t go there due to its isolation.
Most people hike to the viewpoint of Wineglass Bay and that is it. It’s a much longer hike down to Wineglass Bay Beach and across to Hazards located on the other side of the peninsula.
Scenic Flight to Wineglass Bay with Tasmanian Air Adventures
We arrived by sea plane from Hobart, flying over the famous Wineglass Bay – a beach consistently rated as one of the world’s best.
Three pink granite peaks – the Hazard mountains – rise dramatically, protecting the bay from the infiltration of humanity. The Freycinet Peninsula was not meant for buildings and tour groups, rubbish and flashing neon lines, and those not willing to make a journey to experience paradise.
Our pilot pointed out beautiful places along the way and had a lot of knowledge and passion for the area. I felt really safe in the sea plane and thoroughly enjoyed this way of flying.
Landing and take off was smooth and far more stunning than any airport could ever be.
Just across the small strip of land from Wineglass Bay was Hazards Beach, the place where our sea plane has permission to land.
We were met by Ranger D. He hiked 2 hours to greet us. That is the only other way you can sit and contemplate how beautiful nature can be and how lucky you are to experience it.
Ranger D took us to the rock pools to show us starfish and sea snails hiding under rocks, sea anemones and hermit crabs. He brings families and school children out for discovery tours on the beach.
“They absolutely love it. “he said. “You need them to come here when they are young and full of curiosity, before they are sucked in by the likes of Facebook.”
I could barely concentrate on what he was saying. My heart was calling me to just sit and be. To soak up this magical place and fill myself up on its perfect energy.
It was the most amazing way to finish my visit to Tasmania.
Tasmania is beautiful. I am stunned that it is often overlooked for the other major star Australian attractions.
This was a short yet memorable trip. I’ll always remember the WOW moment I experienced on that scenic flight to Hazards Beach.
I was excited to take my family back there a couple of years later where we stayed at Coles Bay and hiked into Wineglass Bay and Hazards Beach. You can read more about that here including The Blue House where we stayed.
Tours of Wineglass Bay, Freycinet National PArk
- Book a 30 minute Scenic Flight over Freycinet National Park
- Wineglass Bay Cruise with lunch
- 2 Day Trip to Wineglass Bay and Bay of Fires
More Tasmania Travel Tips
We spent a month road tripping around Tasmania. Here are some of our tips and highlights.