Mt Amos & Wineglass Bay, Freycinet, Tasmania

A short but steep climb through rocky areas to the summit of Mt Amos for the best views of Tasmania’s most famous beach at Wineglass Bay.

Mt Amos Track, Freycinet National Park

Wineglass Bay in Tasmania is one of Australia’s most photographed beaches, and the best views are from the summit of Mt Amos (454m). We did this walk on our first trip to Tasmania in 2008, so I don’t remember it very well. Nevertheless, after reviewing my old photos I realise it’s an excellent walk with large rocky sections, great views, and steep enough to be a bit adventurous.  

You’ll find better shots online than those I took at the summit, particularly panoramas and wide angled shots taking in the full view south over Wineglass Bay (I just had a point and shoot). I think we did a circuit past Wineglass Bay in the morning, as my shots from Mt Amos were taken in the afternoon. It’s a short and well marked but steep route from roughly sea level to the summit. And you can find track notes with more photos on Hiking the World and TasTrails, amongst other websites.

Mt Amos & Wineglass Bay: The Scenery

Mt Amos Track, Freycinet National Park
I took this photo in the morning, possibly on the track to Wineglass Bay itself. 
Mt Amos Track, Freycinet National Park
I wasn’t at first sure where this was, but I found the almost exact photo online confirming this is in fact the north end of Wineglass Bay. Taken in the morning.
Mt Amos Track, Freycinet National Park
Ascending Mt Amos.

Mt Amos Track, Freycinet National Park

Mt Amos Track, Freycinet National Park
Wineglass bay from Mt Amos (454m).
Mt Amos Track, Freycinet National Park
From the summit.

Mt Amos Track, Freycinet National Park

Mt Amos Track, Freycinet National Park
Coles Bay I think.
Mt Amos Track, Freycinet National Park
Descending from Mt Amos.

Mt Amos Track, Freycinet National Park

Mt Amos Track, Freycinet National Park
Not sure if Sophia is stretching or pretending to push this boulder. Who knows what us of ten years ago thought funny.
Mt Amos Track, Freycinet National Park
I like these stripy rocks on the slopes of Mt Amos. Somebody on Instagram thought they looked like waves. 
Mt Amos Track, Freycinet National Park
Very tame wildlife in this area. Taken with my point and shoot, so they must have been close.

 

Author: Edward Hathway

I'm a clinical psychologist and keen hiker.

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