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Wineglass Bay

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"What's at the top of your Tassie bucket list? Chances are, Wineglass Bay is near, if not at, the very top. It's not surprising. The curved bay, named for its shape, is stunning. This is where bright blue water crashes against bright white sand. It's bordered by green trees and granite mountains. One of Tasmania's first national parks surrounds it. Wineglass Bay and the Freycinet Peninsula were once the home of the Pydairrerme people, who ruled the east coast of Tasmania. They were followed by French explorers, whalers, cattle and sheep farmers, and coal and tin miners. The busy bay--plus the land bordering it--needed a break. Finally, in 1916, the area was declare a national park. Now it's only overrun by tourists. But with scenery this beautiful, it'd be really, really hard to keep them--or you--away."
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"Voted one of the world's best beaches, this bay is accessible by an easy (albeit steep) 5-6km round trip hike over a hill. "

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Raw. Remote. Untamed. Tasmania is just waiting to be discovered. Clean air. Dense rainforests. Deserted beaches. Dramatic sea cliffs. Fascinating wildlife. Glacial valleys. Gorgeous national parks. Hidden caves. Deep lakes. Multi-day hikes. Rugged islands. Wild rivers. Windswept coastlines. Are you curious yet? Add emerging cities, award-winning wineries, straight-from-the-ocean seafood, and gorgeous lodges. Australia's smallest and least-populated state is starting to command attention. It's about time. The island is beautiful. Historic Hobart is now luring artists and foodies. While road trips move through diverse landscapes within relatively short distances. Tassie is not an accidental destination. But those who make the long journey will feel both at home and surprised at every turn. The Tasmania Guide focuses on Hobart, wine country, and three national parks. This detailed guide includes: Places: regions, cities, neighborhoods, towns, peninsulas Stay: hotels Eat: cafés, farms, food stands, restaurants Drink: breweries, cocktail bars, distilleries, wineries Shop: bookstores, local produce Do: art museums, bays, beaches, bridges, city parks, coves, docks, gardens, hikes, lakes, lookout points, memorials, mountains, national parks, piers, rivers, sculptures, squares, stairs, trails, waterfalls, wharfs, wine tours Transportation: airports, ferries, highways
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