Construction of a second lookout taking in the stunning views of Freycinet National Park at Wineglass Bay is on schedule for completion prior to Christmas.
To ensure the safety of visitors to the National Park, the Wineglass Bay Lookout and Peninsula walking tracks will be closed from November 30 to December 4, while helicopter operations lift structures into place as the project nears its completion.
The second lookout, carefully designed to blend into the landscape, will improve the experience for visitors by easing congestion at one of the most iconic sites in Tasmania.
The $700,000 project involves construction of a new elevated viewing platform and one-way elevated walkway below and adjoining to the existing Wineglass Bay Lookout.
Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Regional Manager Donna Stanley said during the closure of lookout and tracks there is still plenty of scenic locations to visit at Freycinet National Park.
“Visitors will still be able to access places like Honeymoon Bay, Richardsons Beach and Cape Tourville Lighthouse,” Ms Stanley said.
“The shoreline of Sleepy Bay is another option with views over the beautiful rocky bay with its turquoise waters and orange lichen-encrusted rocks.”
The helicopter operations later this month are subject to weather conditions and may change at short notice. Visitors are asked to check the PWS website alerts page for any changes prior to travelling to the park.
The Wineglass Bay second lookout is jointly funded through the Tasmanian Government’s Improving Statewide Visitor Infrastructure program and the Federal Government’s National Tourism Icons Package.