The base to anywhere and everywhere
The peaceful, sea-side town of Wynyard combines a central North-West Coast location with the beautiful patchwork of a rich agricultural industry. The recipe makes this regional hub the perfect base to explore Tasmania’s beautiful North-West and West Coasts. Listed below are places Wynyard is famous for.
The Bloomin’ Tulips Festival
See the town come alive with colour as tulips (and more) blossom across the region. Wynyard hosts the annual Bloomin’ Tulips Festival on the second Saturday of October to celebrate this remarkable sight.
Table Cape Lighthouse
Situated on top of the remains of a 13 million year-old volcano whose basalt lava flows over time created the rich, fertile farming soils that surround the area, Table Cape Lighthouse presides over the remarkable views of Tasmania’s island coastline and agricultural farmlands. First lit up on August 1, 1888, the lighthouse was entered onto the Tasmanian Heritage Register in 1998 in recognition of its importance to maritime history in Tasmania. Visitors to the lighthouse can view the unique Victorian structure, see remnants of the original lighthouse keeper's cottages and schoolhouse and the gravesite of his 14 month-old son, Bertram. A visit to the lighthouse is not complete without experiencing the magnificent views along the Lighthouse to Lookout track - which is a gentle 45 min return amble along the spectacular clifftop.
Tours of the Lighthouse are available, for more information please visit http://www.tablecapelighthousetours.com.au/
The Ransley Veteran Ford Collection
The exhibition of over 14 locally restored vehicles includes the equal oldest Ford in the world, the 1903 Model A. Housed at the Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition Centre, visit this remarkable collection of one man’s passion that turned into a valuable regional attraction.