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Wynyard - Cities, Towns and Localities
Located at the mouth of the Inglis River on the north coast of Tasmania is Wynyard. Originally named Table Cape, Wynyard is a rural service centre, that is a significant tourist destination for the region. It was renamed Wynyard (1850) after E B Wynyard, who was a Lieutenant-General in the New South Wales Corps.

St Brigids Catholic Church, Wynyard.

To the east just 18 km is Burnie and 152 km south-east is Launceston. The many attractions include the floral displays at the Table Cape Tulip Farm and the annual Tulip Festival in October. You can also enjoy views from the lookout and lighthouse at Table Cape, as well as trout, fly and ocean fishing, golf course, a host of venues with music, food, arts and crafts. See the oldest marsupial fossil in Australia, a fossilised skeleton of a possum-sized marsupial, found at nearby Fossil Bluff. There are several public walks and gardens.

By making Wynyard your staging point, you can visit Flowerdale Valley Emu Farm, and the Lapoinya Rhododendron Gardens (October being the best season). You can also visit Strahan and the west coast (only two and a half hours drive) and Cradle Mountain (one and half hours drive).

Check out our listing of Wynyard accommodation and North West accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre

Wynyard Visitor Information Centre
Wynyard Exhibition Centre
8 Exhibition Link
Ph: 03 6443 8330

Wynyard Attractions

Fossil Bluff
• West of Wynyard is an unusual geological structure comprising glacial Permian Tillite, sandstone and basalt known as Fossil Bluff. It offers excellent views, as well as being the location where the oldest Australian fossil of a marsupial was discovered. There is a small beach and in the rocks at either end of the beach, fossils can be found.
Table Cape Lookout
• Perched above the ocean about 190 metres above sea level, is Table Cape Lookout. From here your can get fantastic views.
The Table Cape Light Station
• Established in 1888 is part of a network of navigational aids. The lighthouse was established in 1888. Elevated 190 metres above sea level and a tower height of 25 metres, it can be seen 16 nautical miles on the red range and 19 nautical miles on the white range.
Table Cape Tulip Farm
• 363 Lighthouse Rd, WYNYARD TAS 7325 • Ph: 03 6442 2012 • Fax: 03 6442 2582
• Only 7 km north of Wynyard, just follow the signs to Table Cape Lighthouse and you will arrive at the home of Van Diemen Quality Bulbs, one of Australia’s foremost bulb companies specialising in Tulips, Daffodils and Dutch Iris. It is open for a brief period in Spring from about late-September to the mid-October (10am-4:30pm), where visitors can enjoy the field of Tulips, relax indoors with refreshments whilst examining the displays and purchasing a variety of items.

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Wynyard Events

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Bloomin’ Tulips!
• Ph: 03 6443 8331 • Email
• October
• A week long festival to simulate your senses, celebrating the flush of spring colours in the coastal town of Wynyard on the north west coast of Tasmania. Come enjoy the bright colours of the spring tulips, and stay a while to enjoy all that Wynyard and surrounding region have to offer.
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Wynyard Distance

Distance to Wynyard
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Wynyard:
• Burnie 18
• Devonport 65
• Hobart 315
• Launceston 152
• Mole Creek 114
• Stanley 59
• Strahan 192
• Table Cape 5
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
The Australian Automotive Motoring Associations also offer select access to travel trip planners.

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