It’s your perfect holiday base to tour North-West Tasmania...
Bigger on the inside...
Covering an area of over 3,500 sq km the Waratah Wynyard region is full of unlikely stories and unexpected discoveries all wrapped up in a spectacular ‘green and blue’ landscape. Let it catch you off guard on your next Tasmanian holiday.
One man and Australia’s largest collection of veteran Fords
The maritime pioneers of Table Cape Lighthouse
275 million years of fossils
Discovering tin at Waratah
Breath-taking views from atop an ancient volcano
Patchworks of colourful farmland and roadside produce
Fungi of Philosopher’s Falls and the Tarkine rainforest
Turquoise waters and white sandy beaches of Boat Harbour and Sisters Beach
Get here by...- Sea: Wynyard is 50 mins drive from the Spirit of Tasmania port at Devonport
- Air: Fly direct Melbourne to Burnie Airport (located in Wynyard) with Regional Express
- Road: Access Wynyard via the Bass Highway exits and Waratah via the Murchison Highway.
Wanted: Modern Day Pioneer
Town of Waratah seeking 21st Century ‘Philosopher’ Smith
In 1871, a lone man by the name of James ‘Philosopher’ Smith found tin in the remote, unforgiving wilderness in North-West Tasmania. It was a discovery that was to change the fortunes of the entire State, and the town of Waratah was to become the central hub for prosperity and riches beyond anything imaginable by the most optimistic of prospectors and dreamers.Read more...
Giants of the North-West waterways
North -West Tasmania is home to many unique and awe-inspiring things, and the Giant Freshwater Crayfish is most certainly one of them! Also known as the Giant Lobster, this prehistoric looking creature, with its huge snapping claws and black/blue, spiny armour, is the largest freshwater invertebrate in the world, and can only be found in the slow-moving, tannin stained streams of the region.Read more...