Visitors can now take in one of the most celebrated views in Tasmania from a new viewing platfrom with the completion of a second lookout at Wineglass Bay.
The new lookout will ease congestion in peak times to provide additional vantage points at Freycinet National Park.
The environmentally sensitive design, which delivered a new elevated viewing platform and one-way elevated walkway below and adjoining to the existing Wineglass Bay lookout, has been carefully created to blend into the landscape, while improving the experience for visitors.
The $700,000 project completed in time for the busy summer season was jointly funded through the Tasmanian Government’s Improving Statewide Visitor Infrastructure program and the Federal Government’s National Tourism Icons Package.
The project is an example of state-of-the art visitor infrastructure at a ‘must visit’ location for many visitors wishing to enjoy the iconic view of crystal-clear waters and the stunning white beach at Wineglass Bay.
The second lookout was identified as a priority in the Freycinet Peninsula Master Plan 2019 and construction preserves the natural environment.
The second lookout provides walkways and paths which not only improve the experience for visitors but provide designated areas so visitors do not walk off track and potentially damage the sensitive habitat.