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Wynyard is a rural and fishing town on the North West Coast of Tasmania. It has amazing coastline and views, especially around Table Cape and into Boat Harbour.

East Wynyard Beach

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

Burnie Airport (BWT) is located in Wynyard, around 2 minutes from the village centre. Rex Airlines flies four times a day in and out of Wynyard. The fares are usually for around $160 per person, each way but can get up to $350 if you get caught out with a full plane. Plane services also operate to and from King Island with Sharp Airlines.

By car[edit]

Wynyard is around a 15 minute drive from Burnie and around a 50 minute drive from Smithton. Cars can also be hired from Wynyard Airport.

Get around[edit]

Wynyard has one of the four interstate airports for Tasmania. Also at the airport are hire cars and scenic flights.

Metro Tasmania busses and Redline busses operate in and around Wynyard. These busses connect to other towns such as Somerset and Burnie but also larger towns such as Launceston and Hobart (this is on the Redline service). However, like most of Tasmania, travelling by car is the fastest, easiest and most convenient form of transport.


Path to the lookout at Fossil Bluff

There are many amazing places to go that are located within and very close to Wynyard.

  • Table Cape Tulip Farm and Lighthouse - A picturesque drive around Table Cape and up the Tulip Farm and Lighthouse is a great way to spend an afternoon. The Tulip Farm is best in early spring, around the time of the tulip festival, when the flowers are on full bloom. The lighthouse tour is also informative and gives stunning views of the ocean and surrounding coastline.
  • Fossil Bluff - A pretty beach within Wynyard. Is has stunning geological formations of layered sedimentary rocks and fossils. There is also a lookout that provides stunning views from a small, yet uphill walk.
  • Wonders of Wynyard, 8 Exhibition Link, +61 3 6443 8330, . Oct–Apr: daily 9AM–5PM, May–July: daily 10AM–4PM, Aug–Sept: M–F 9AM–5PM; Sa, Su 10AM–4PM. This exhibition centre showcases local art, products and history. It is also home to a large collection of vintage vehicles. Adults: $8, concessions: $7, children under 15: free.


Goldie Street is the main street of Wynyard. It has most of the shops and services of Wynyard. Banks and a supermarket are located on Goldie Street, as well as many small coffee shops and small retails shops. Some of these shops feature local produce and products. Other services such as doctors clinics, schools and churches are located on the adjoining streets.

  • Tulip Festival - A wonderful festival located in Gutteridge Gardens . October 13, 2018. Showcases local art, music, food, drink and tulips. Usually amazing (if the weather holds up!)


Goldie Street, the main shopping street in Wynyard


There are many good places to eat and have drinks in Wynyard. Most of them are located in Goldie Street. The three pubs offer good food and sometimes have live music. Some other eating options in Wynyard include:

Ladybug's Cafe - 8 Inglis Street, (03) 6442 1755. Very good cafe and pizza restaurant. Open during the day and of an evening. Pizzas are served from 5pm.

Annie's Place Bistro -  9 Goldie St, (03) 6442 2389. Good for evening meals. Has very good Pork Belly.

Purple Sage Restaurant & Bar- 30 Goldie St, 6442 2384. Good for evening meals but is also open during the day for coffee and lunch. Has very good food and showcases local produce and products.

Cafe Umami - 60 Goldie St. Cafe Umami offers raw, gluten free and paleo foods. Also very good for coffee.


Wynyard's three main pubs, The Wharf Hotel, The Federal Hotel and Wynyard's Top Pub (referred to by locals as the bottom, the middle and the top pubs) are all located in Goldie Street. The pubs all offer good food and the bottom and middle pubs offer accommodation.


pubs and waterfront hotel


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