The sand of Wineglass

High Silica Beaches Beaches are not necessarily the first thing that come to mind when you think of Tasmania, more likely images are of rolling green country side, orchards, and pastoral landscapes; but never the less, Tasmania’s East Coast has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.   You know we’re going to start talking…
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Southern Right Whales

Southern Right Whales are a special kind of wonderful. They are classified as endangered with an estimated population of only 12,000 – (compared to world wide estimated population of the Humpback, 80,000 worldwide, also endangered but classified “least concern”) Southern Right Whales are also baleen whales, they have been measured at up to 18 metres…
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Humpback Whales

Have you ever met a Humpback Whale? Every one, I think, understands how phenomenal these creatures are, but when you actually get up close and personal with one, it quite literally takes your breath away. There is something utterly majestic about them that you can’t fully comprehend until you see, and quite often hear them…
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Who’s Lichen Freycinet?

Lichen – cooler than algea. You know that thing that happens when you take a holiday to a remote and beautiful part of the world? A place where the beauty takes your breath away, and you remember that the earth is an amazing place and you need to  spend more time soaking in the staggeringly…
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Tasmania – Food, glorious food!

  Tasmania is world-renowned for it’s fresh air, clean water, nutrient rich soil and tasty produce. It would be unseemly to offer anything for lunch other than a delicious sampling of some Tasmanian tastiness! The Wineglass Bay Cruises Bento Box is prepared fresh daily by the kitchen at Freycinet Lodge, Coles Bay, Tasmania. Although the…
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Noctiluca Scintillans – Sea Sparkles

Noctiluca Scintillans – Have you ever walked a beach at night and noticed the waves glowing? Not from your torch, but glowing from with in? What you are looking at in those moments are dinoflagelates, a type of phytoplankton known as Noctiluca Scintillans, (literally translated: twinkling night light), or you may have heard them referred to…
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East Australian Current – EAC “Dude”

Every now and then, when talking about the East Australian Current, (EAC), one of our crew may inadvertently follow the word “E.A.C.”, with the word “Dude”, in a Californian surfer accent, (so more like “Duuuuude”). We thought we should apologise for this occasional twitch and explain it’s origins, for those who may not have seen…
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Wineglass Bay – What’s in a name?

Wineglass Bay, our namesake and the primary reason thousands of people come to visit Freycinet every year, is every bit as beautiful as you might think. The sand is white. Glaringly, blindingly white. (Bring your sunglasses!) The colour of water is the stuff dreams are made of. Shimmering azure, enticing you to take a swim…
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