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Tasmania’s Wineglass Bay named in Lonely Planet’s top 100 best beaches list

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This photo of Wineglass Bay features in many Tourism Tasmania marketing campaigns. Image / Tasmania

Tasmania’s Wineglass Bay has earned a spot among the world’s top 100 best beaches in a new Lonely Planet book.

Described as a “slice of heaven dangling off Tasmania’s northeast coast”, the Freycinet Peninsula stands out for its “photogenic assembly of pink granite mountains, azure bays and rugged coastal forest”.


“Grimly named for the scarlet shade its waters took on in the 1800s when whalers and sealers were active here, the now-protected bay is a much more agreeable hue today, with a ring of neon-turquoise water separating the porcelain sand from the indigo depths of the South Pacific,” the ‘Best Beaches’ book reads.

Wildlife in the region was also highlighted, with visitors making the trek to the bay told to “look out for black cockatoos, Bennett’s wallabies, dolphins and other critters on the way”.

Wineglass Bay features in the Lonely Planet ‘Best Beaches’ book

Wineglass Bay recently received global recognition following the proclamation of Tasmanian-born Princess Mary – now Queen of Denmark – after featuring in a cheeky Tourism Tasmania advertisement.

Eight other Australian beaches made the list, including Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach, Lucky Bay/Kepa Kurl in Western Australia and Whitehaven Beach in the Whitsundays.

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