Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Freycinet

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To see the Wineglass Bay from above, take a scenic drive up to Cape Tourville Lighthouse. The short drive takes only a few minutes and winds through the Freycinet National Park, with several lookouts offering views of the Sleepy Bay and the clear blue waters of the Tasman Sea. This unmanned lighthouse was built in 1971 to replace an older and nearly inaccessible lighthouse located on the nearby Lemon Rock. Don’t forget to bring your camera, a light picnic, and plenty of water. Keep an eye out for whales, which many visitors report seeing in the bay, and remember that in order to access this lighthouse you do need to purchase a 24-hour park entry pass. Arrange your visit to Cape Tourville Lighthouse and discover more family-friendly attractions in Coles Bay using our Coles Bay trip maker app .
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  • This is a really easy, short walk that delivers amazing views. Don't be tempted to walk from the car park straight up to the lighthouse but instead make sure you follow the circuit (which is short & e...  more »
  • This is a nice short and manageable walk (10 minutes, plus stopping time) that makes a circuit around the lighthouse. It's mostly all Boardwalk, and is very high above the ocean, with outstanding view...  more »
  • Tasmania offers a plenty of places where you can admire beautiful views. This is another one, and if you visit Wineglass Bay, you should visit this place as well. It is only a short detour and the wal...  more »
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  • A much easier walk than Wineglass Bay Lookout and also wheelchair friendly. It also provides a different view of Wineglass Bay and Mt Freycinet. Some interesting interpretative signs along the way and a simple but effective demonstration of the size of different whale species. A small lighthouse at the top. This also one of Tasmania’s 60 Top Short Walk. All in all a great short walk.
  • The Cape Tourville Lighthouse is an unmanned, automatic lighthouse built in 1971 by private contractors.There is a short walk and beautifully made board walk. It's great spot for wale watching during the season. A magnificent view over the bay and great scenery.
  • Easy stroll along a planked track, suitable for anyone including kids. The views are beautiful. Definitely worth a stop
  • Really amazing views here! Better than Wineglass Bay I'd say. A simple, short walk, so not much fun for hiking.
  • Nice lookout but very windy. Good view of the nuggets

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Accommodations in Coles Bay remain fairly limited, with many visitors choosing to stop there only as part of a longer road trip. If you do choose to stay in the town itself, look for options near the national park entrance. You can choose from a selection of campgrounds, bed and breakfasts, and resorts, most of which sit close to one of the beaches in the area.
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