Wynyard Travel Guide
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- WynyardFirst to ReviewMay 31, 2013
Most people never give themselves enough time in Tasmania and therefore rarely make it to the North-West, and especially to Wynyard.
I'll admit, the town itself isn't really much. The shops are there to service the locals and are not worth making a trip to see. However, there are some great sights in the area.
Table Cape Tulip Farm: In spring the farm has a view to rival anything you'd expect to see in Holland. Sitting at the top of Table Cape (a large volcanic rock formation), the edges of the farm are cliffs that drop down into Bass Strait.
Table Cape Lighthouse: The lighthouse was reopened a few years ago and you can now take tours inside. They aren't expensive and there's a stunning view over the coastline once you get to the top.
Fossil Bluff: One of the Tasmania's selling points is its beaches - they will never be as crowded as ones of a similarly spectacular standard. Fossil Bluff is named as such for the discoveries you may find on the rocks around the beach, but it's also tucked well enough a way that you can often have the place to yourself.
*Bruce's Café: On the outskirts of town (heading east) and facing the water, Bruce's is a fond favourite of North-West Coast residents. It changes the menu frequently, has an emphasis on using local produce and makes the best banana bread ever. (I absolutely love it!!).
*Gutteridge Gardens: I have a lot of great memories of playing in Gutteridge Gardens as a kid. It's always so green and pretty. It's much better looking when the tide is in, but it would be my place for a picnic in Wynyard.