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  • The HAZARDS by S Jurgeit
  • Sleepy-Wine
  • Mt Amos

 

Hazards from Pine Hill Tasmania

1/ Here the Hazards are seen here across Moulting Lagoon from the Pine Hill Lookout. The Hazards mark the start of the Freycinet Peninsula. Wineglass Bay is just east of the Hazards.

Nine Mile Beach near the Hazards in Freycinet Tasmania

2/ This is the view looking east down Nine Mile Beach. The settlement of Coles Bay is at the left end of this beach. To the right is the Hazards Range.

Schouten Island Tasmania

3/ This is the view of Schouten Island and the Schouten passage taken from Shelley Point south of Swansea. Schouten Island is at the southern end of the Freycinet Peninsula.

Coles Bay Tasmania

4/ Red streaked rocks are common on the east coast of Tasmania. Behind the rocks are the Hazards Range of the Freycinet Peninsula, which is just across Coles Bay.

Coles Bay Tasmania

5/ This photo shows the Hazards across Coles Bay on a stormy day.

Coles Bay Tasmania

6/ This is a lovely beach and lagoon near Coles Bay.

Coles Bay Tasmania

7/ This is the Hazards on a peaceful sunny day. Note the brilliant white sand of the beach.

Coles Bay Tasmania

8/ This is the Hazards on a calm day. Coles Bay is a very popular spot for small boats.

Coles Bay Tasmania

9/ This is the Hazards on a moody day. Note the gentle action of the waves on the beach.

Coles Bay Tasmania

10/ This is a panoramic view of the Hazards on a calm sunny day.

Coles Bay Tasmania

11/ Note the beautiful reflections of the Hazards on this foggy morning at Coles Bay.

Coles Bay Tasmania

12/ Coles Bay is one of the most popular boating venues in Tasmania.

Coles Bay Tasmania

13/ It is a great pleasure to simply watch the timeless glory of the waves crashing into the shore.

Coles Bay Tasmania

14/ A catamaran enjoys the winds of Coles Bay.

Coles Bay Tasmania

15/ Here yachts lie peacefully at their moorings.

Coles Bay Tasmania

16/ The red rocks of the east coast show both great color plus exotic shapes and textures.

Coles Bay Tasmania

17/ You can even interpret the rocks as sculptures.

 

Wine Glass Bay

1/ Wine Glass Bay is situated on the east coast of Tasmania north of Swansea. It is shaped like a Wine Glass and is rated as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. This image looks down on Wine Glass Bay from Mt Amos. Wine Glass Bay is on the left and Coles Bay is on the right.

Sleepy Bay

2/ This gallery shows images made on a journey from Sleepy Bay, which is north of Wine Glass Bay to Wine Glass Bay. Our trail headed south and followed the rugged coast over rocks and narrow beaches. This view looks south from Sleepy Bay. Sleepy Bay can be reached on a road from the Coles Bay settlement.

Sleepy Bay

3/ This image looks north at the rugged cliffs north of Sleepy Bay. The red streak in the rocks is feldspar, which is common in the Freycinet Peninsula.

Sleepy Bay

4/ This view looks north along Sleepy Bay. It was our last view before we entered the rugged section of the coast, as we journey southwards.

Sleepy Bay

5/ This image looks south across the rugged coast towards Thouin Bay. The distant peaks on the right are Mt Graham and Mt Freycinet.

Sleepy Bay

6/ This image looks north from whence we had journeyed. Most of this journey involved hopping over these kinds of rocks. The lovely colors that you see are one of the things that make Freycinet so famous.

Sleepy Bay

7/ This is a creek which only reaches the sea when it is in flood. Note the strange colors that it creates.

Wine Glass Bay

8/ The Freycinet Peninsula is a favorite area for small boats. This image shows a pleasure boat silhouetted against Mt Freycinet. Just beyond this beach was Wine Glass Bay.

Sleepy Bay

9/ This image is a telephoto view of Mt Freycinet. It should give any aspirant climber some idea as to how steep it is to climb Mt Freycinet.

Wine Glass Bay

10/ We had to bush bash our way south through a headland before Wine Glass Bay suddenly emerged before us. This view looks south down Wine Glass Bay towards the southern end of the Freycinet Peninsula.

Wine Glass Bay

11/ This image shows the beautiful sands and the aqua colored water of Wine Glass Bay. It looks towards the south. Mt Freycinet is the distant peak on the extreme right.

Wine Glass Bay

12/ This view looks to the northern end of the beach of Wine Glass Bay.

 

Mt Amos

1/ Mt Amos is situated just north of the easy trail to Wine Glass Bay. From its summit the viewer gets to see a panoramic view of the whole of the Freycinet Peninsula. However, the climb is steep and involves scrambling over rocks, so it is only recommended for fit walkers. This image looks up at Mt Amos from near the start of the trail. This trail begins at Parsons Cove, where the easier trail to Wine Glass Bay also begins.

Mt Amos

2/ The trail passes through a forest as it ascends Mt Amos.

Mt Amos

3/ The Freycinet Peninsula is the home to much wildlife. Here a female Bennetts wallaby, who is familiar with humans, grazes, while her baby looks suspiciously at the photographer.

Mt Amos

4/ This image was taken near the summit of Mt Amos. The rocks of the Freycinet Peninsula are frequently tinted red due to the abundance of feldspar in this area.

Mt Amos

5/ The final part of the climb required walkers to scramble up steep rocks like these. Not the streaks of white caused by water erosion.

Mt Amos

6/ The streaks in these rocks were very pronounced and have an almost, artistic appearance about them.

Mt Amos

7/ This image shows the steepness of the rocks towards the summit that the aspirant climber needs to ascend.

Mt Amos

8/ Mt Amos is 454 metres high, so the panoramic views from the summit are simply awesome. This view looks north towards the settlement of Coles Bay, which is just outside the national park.

Mt Amos

9/ This view looks south down the Freycinet Peninsula. To the left is the famous Wine Glass Bay. To its right is the beach of Coles Bay. The peak in the centre is Mt Mayson, which is 417 metres high. To its right is Mt Graham and beyond it is Mt Freycinet. There is a difficult walk from Wine Glass Bay to these peaks.

Mt Amos

10/ This is a telephoto view of Mt Freycinet. Its peak is 620 metres high. A very difficult bush walk from Wine Glass Bay can take you there, if you are experienced enough to climb this peak. The panoramic view from Mt Freycinet are better than those from Mt Amos.

Mt Amos

11/ This view looks towards the north east. The distant headland is Cape Tourville and the islands are called the Nuggets.

Mt Amos

12/ This image is a telephoto image and also looks towards the north east. It shows the steep cliffs just north of Sleepy Bay.

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