town in Tasmania, Australia

For other places with the same name, see Wynyard (disambiguation).

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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–Jul: daily 10AM–4PM; Aug–Sep: 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. Free entry to center. Entry to car museum costs adults $8, concessions $7, children under 15 free.

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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 are 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 each year. Showcases local art, music, food, drink and tulips. Usually amazing (if the weather holds up!). Many shops in town hold a tulip sale to coincide.
  • Wynyard Foreshore Market - 1st & 3rd Sundays of the month. Old fashioned outdoor country market, vintage, handmade, food & drink, beside the beach on Old Bass Highway.
  • Wynyard Christmas Parade - Christmas Eve each year, main street (Goldie St) is closed for the Wynyard town christmas parade, which is well worth watching.
  • Wynyard Golf Course - Play the nine-hole sea-front golf course, located on a peninsula between the Bass Strait and Inglis river.
  • Wynyard Penguin Tours - Take a twilight penguin tour to see the penguins come ashore to nest. Bookings essential. Run from April to September.

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  • Lemon Tree Providore, 44 Goldie St, +61 421 831 575, . M-F 10AM-5PM, Sa 11AM-3PM, Su 11AM-3PM (December only). Boutique and ice cream palour, stocking unusual, artisan and Tasmanian food, gifts and homewares.
  • Mother Hubbards, 46 Goldie St. M-F 10AM-4PM, Sa 10AM-2PM. Secondhand and vintage rummage store.
  • Something Special Jewellery & Gifts, 62 Goldie St, +61 3 6442 2438. Giftwares & jewellers.
  • Kumala Moon, 68 Goldie St, +61 438 022 728. M-F 9AM-5PM, Sa 9AM-2PM. Nepalese, Indian, alternative and pagan gifts, clothing, jewellery and leadlight lighting.
  • Chille, 90-94 Goldie St. M-F 9AM-5:30PM, Sa 9:30AM-2PM. Homewares, women's and children's clothing and accessories boutique,
  • Flourish Boutique, 72a Goldie St, +61 3 6442 1137, . M-F 9:30AM-4:30PM. Giftwares boutique & florists.
  • Sole Merchant / Domus Town & Country, 66 Goldie St. M-F 9:30AM-5:30PM, Sa 10AM-3PM. Women's clothing boutique and shoe store. Recently combined two previously separate shops.
  • Naked Trails, 4 Inglis St, +61 472 707 767, . M-F 9:30AM-4:30PM, Sa 9AM-1PM. Specialist women's hiking and bush walking boutique.
Goldie Street, the main shopping street in Wynyard

Eat edit

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:

  • Cafe Umami, 60 Goldie St, +61 3 6442 4799. M-F 7:30AM-4PM, Sa 8AM-noon :. Cafe Umami offers raw, gluten free and paleo foods. Also very good for coffee
  • LadyBugs Pizza, 8 Inglis St, +61 3 6442 1755. M-F 4-8PM. Takeaway or dine in pizza and desserts. Has good vegetarian options.
  • Noah's Coffee Lounge, 13 Goldie St, +61 3 6442 2426. M-Sa 7:30AM-7PM, Su 7:30AM-6PM. Casual takeaway fish and chip shop or dine in lunches. $5 for chips.
  • The Vault, 7 Goldie St, +61 3 6442 5236. Daily 7AM-9PM 7. Restaurant, cocktail bar and cafe located in converted bank. Must visit the toilets, which are built inside the bank vault. $30 for a lunch.
  • The Lunch Company, 102 Goldie St, +61 3 6442 1314. M-F 6:30AM-3PM, Sa 8AM-2PM. Speciality coffee cafe with light all day breakfast and cakes. Does good cheesecake.
  • French Sticks, 17 Goldie St, +61 3 6442 1206. M-F 8:30AM-5PM, Sa 8:30AM-1PM, Su 9AM-1PM. Bakery and pie shop, also selling fresh vegetables and salad roll bar on weekdays.
  • The Barracks Restaurant, 9 Goldie St (Located inside Wynyard RSL), +61 467 064 149. Th-Sa 5:30-8:30PM. Steak restaurant. Often has live music.

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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. Top pub is temporarily closed in 2023.

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Connect edit

Wynyard Library is located on Exhibition Link Road and has free WiFi and computer access. A street little library is located in the plaza next to Noah's Coffee Lounge on Goldie St. Cafe Umami also offers wi-fi to patrons.

Australia Post is located at 33a Goldie St and offers banking services. There is a Telstra phone box (free to use) at 35 Goldie St, next to the park with the cow statues.

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Routes via Wynyard
C214 jcn to Arthur RiverRocky Cape W A2 E  SomersetBurnie

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