(Tassie Trip) Day 5 – Wineglass Bay

June 17, 2015

Day 5 of our Tassie trip was an action packed day!  We started the day in Bicheno but headed off after breakfast to Freycinet National Park for the day.  I took quite a lot of photographs on this day so I’m breaking them up into locations.  Therefore, there will be a few Day 5 posts before we move on to Day 6!  Today I’m sharing some of the photo’s from our climb to Wineglass Bay Lookout.

The climb to Wineglass Bay lookout is a steep uphill climb over 1.3km with rough bush steps.  Those rough bush steps, well there are nearly 700 of them!  This was a much tougher climb than I had expected but with a few rest stops (and by handing my camera and gear to hubby to carry) I did it and it was worth it because the view at the top was magnificent!

On the way up you get some lovely views of Coles Bay!

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Coles Bay from the climbing track up to Wineglass Bay Lookout

Coles Bay from the climbing track up to Wineglass Bay Lookout

Rocks in the surrounds up at Wineglass Bay Lookout

Rocks in the surrounds on the way up at Wineglass Bay Lookout

A glimpse of Coles Bay on the climb up to Wineglass Bay

A glimpse of Coles Bay on the climb up to Wineglass Bay

Coles Bay from climb to Wineglass Bay Lookout. I'm not happy with this photo because of the water. The strong sunshine has blown out the colour of the water. It was a matter of wrong time of day and no choice in positioning.

Coles Bay from climb to Wineglass Bay Lookout. I’m not happy with this photo because of the water. The strong sunshine has blown out the colour of the water. It was a matter of wrong time of day (mid-late morning) and no choice in positioning.  That’s the problem when you’re travelling, you don’t have opportunity to pick optimum time for best photo’s.  You’ve only got the moments you are there.  I still included this photo because I like the aspect and you also get a little glimpse of the walking track over on the right.

Finally, after an exhausting climb we reached the Wineglass Bay lookout and wow was it worth it.  Just look!!

The beautiful Wineglass Bay from Wineglass Bay Lookout

wineglass bay, tasmania

wineglass bay, tasmania

wineglass bay, freycinet national park, tasmania

Zooming in on Wineglass Bay from the Wineglass Bay lookout


Rocks at Wineglass Bay lookout


I have so many more photo’s of Wineglass Bay but at the time of typing this it is already midnight (Tuesday night 16 June) and my eyes can barely stay open, so I need to get to bed.  I’ve felt a bit rushed this week getting this lot of photos edited in time for this post so I might go back and re-edit a few.  Yesterday’s post took up a lot of my time!  It’s been hard selecting which ones to edit and include!  There are more I’d have liked to include – perhaps next week.  Right now though – bed for me!

We saw lots more at Freycinet National Park and I’ll be sharing those next week!  Stay tuned!

Here’s where to go to see Day 1 – Hobart, Day 2 – Hobart, Day 3 – Richmond, and Day 4 – Port Arthur, and Day 5 – Bicheno of our Tassie Trip!

Ciao for now,


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  • Reply Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit June 17, 2015 at 7:19 am

    Wow Min. Your Tasmania shots never fail to impress!
    I have this sudden urge to go bush walking …. (part of my “climbing mountains” thing perhaps?)

    • Reply Min June 17, 2015 at 10:01 am

      Thank you Leanne! Freycinet National Park is gorgeous and a fabulous place to bushwalk. I’d like to go back when I’m a lot fitter!! 😉 x

  • Reply Kate June 17, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    So beautiful! I can almost smell the ocean

    • Reply Min June 18, 2015 at 12:35 pm

      LOL wish I could teleport myself back there!

  • Reply Toni @ Finding Myself Young June 17, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    Oh wow Wineglass Bay looks gorgeous!! My best friend moves to Tasmania 2yrs ago and this totally makes me want to go for a visit just to go see it {and see her of course lol}

    • Reply Min June 18, 2015 at 12:37 pm

      Toni, if you’ve got a friend living over there (free accommodation!) I’d be organising myself a trip! 😉

  • Reply PatrickC June 18, 2015 at 11:54 pm

    Min, I have finally been able to sit and read and take in the photos. There is one that you don’t like because the sun has “washed” out the sea. But if you look at that photo as an appreciation of nature and the way it works and not as “the photo as a work of art” like a painting you are actually drawn in to the photo to appreciate it as a beautiful record of a moment in time that is real and unadulterated. It shows how the sun can work its magic..

    The photo where what appears to be a rosemary bush in prime focus with the bay behind it stands out to me I like that its different. I also really like and marvel at the sharpness of focus in the photos of the rocks, especially the close up one.

    Again just fantastic photos Min.

    You really know how to use the most important piece of equipment you carry, your eye. Its excellent.

    Cheerio for now.

    • Reply Min June 19, 2015 at 5:18 pm

      Thank you Patrick! I always enjoy hearing your opinion on my photo’s and love the fact you really look at them! Have a great weekend! 🙂

  • Reply Nerida June 19, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    Hi Min,
    I’ve just read your last 2 blogs and wanted to leave a message. I discovered your blog just before you evolved to the new site and I love reading it as we are of a similar vintage and I’m trying to get better at photography (at a very slow pace). The photography aspect is how I found your blog in the first place. You have inspired me to get out of the comfort zone of automatic and experiment more. I had similar thoughts to Patrick about the photo that you didn’t like – my first impression was the great clouds.
    Can you share the camera settings for some photos when you include them in your blog please as it would certainly help understand the depth and detail you have achieved. By sharing your journey you have helped shed some light and inspiration on parts of my journey.
    Thanks, Nerida

    • Reply Min June 19, 2015 at 9:30 pm

      Nerida, I’m so glad you commented as I’d love to have more photography enthusiasts following my blog. It will encourage me to write more photography related posts I think. Thank you for your feedback on the image I wasn’t so happy with. Maybe I’m getting a little too picky and critical! I’m so happy that I have inspired you to get out of your comfort zone and experiment a bit more with your camera. I started with no camera knowledge – just a love of nature and hopefully a good eye. It’s all a matter of practice, practice, practice and research, research, research. I spend a lot of time reading stuff on the web and watching YouTube tutorials. I also highly recommend Scott Kelby’s book – they are excellent! I’d be more than happy to include camera settings on future images – not a problem at all. I can tell you (from my memory) that these Wineglass Bay photos were taken with a 10-24mm lens and were shot at ISO 200, Aperture F11, Shutter Speed ranged between 1/160 and 1/200. Please do comment again – you’ve made my day! 🙂

      • Reply PatrickC June 19, 2015 at 10:55 pm

        See Min. Others love your work as well. You need to trust you eye and believe in yourself more. I think the stuffy types and nose in the air types at the photography club dented your confidence with their snobbishness. You are better than they ever will be because you appreciate the world around you and create the image.

        I’m so glad others see it as well. That’s a poke in the eye for those snobs.


        • Reply Min June 21, 2015 at 12:08 pm

          Haha – you’re right Patrick, I do need to believe in myself more! 😉

  • Reply Trish June 21, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    I vaguely remember that climb to the lokout over wineglass bay – worth it .
    Your photos are stunning.
    Thanks for linking up.

    • Reply Min June 22, 2015 at 4:03 pm

      Thank you Trish! 🙂

  • Reply Alicia August 26, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    Gorgeous photos. this brings back memories, that walk up to the lookout was hard!

    • Reply Min August 27, 2015 at 10:41 am

      Thank you! OMG – the walk up to that lookout was very hard!! Worth it though as you can see by the incredible outlook! 🙂

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