This cape is flaunted on all the Tassie brochures because of the tulip fields. However, they aren't vast (though certainly beautiful) and they are only in flower for a short period in spring.
What also is up here is a lovely nature walk (listed as 40 minutes, you could nearly crawl in 20) that has delightful views over Bass Straight and the town and hinterland of Wynyard.
There's also a famous lighthouse that has tours every day for tourists though that's something I haven't done yet.
Fossil Bluff, in my opinion, is a bit of a misnomer. Sure, there are thousands of shells embedded in geological layers but, on my observations, I don't think they were fossilized.
And if you're expecting to find a Tasmanian Tiger skeleton or such you will be disappointed because this a sea creatures type remnant.
However, on the plus side there are beautiful views from the cliff top (only a five minute walk) and just to walk along the small beach is a treat, especially in late spring when flowers hang over the edges at the western end.
It's only a coupld of kms from the centre of town and well signposted.
You'll have no trouble locating this, it's in the back of the tourist information centre. If you're into things mechanical you'll love this. An excellent display of seriously old cars (one is vying for the oldest Ford in the world), a couple of motorbikes and some pushbikes makes this a worthwhile stop on your journey around Tasmania.
It costs to get in ($7 when I was there).
Of course, there was one small problem at Frenchs Nature Reserve, “No Unauthorised Entry, Track Closed” said the sign. Still, it’s only a sign, walked past plenty of those before. Treading carefully I started to wonder what all the fuss was about. The trail was clear though signs of a major weather event were evident with trees down in several places but the path was cleared of them.
There’s something so soothing about walking in a rainforest swathed in ferns with a symphony of birds in the background massaging the nerves.
I walked on; two brand new bridges I crossed and then went on all three of the trails and still don’t know why they’d closed it. If the same criteria were used then Cuckoo Falls would have been shut ages ago.
As I walked up the exit path the rain started again and later the wind would follow but at least I got a few things done.
It's located about 20 minutes south of Wynyard and you should get a map and information at the local tourist centre as it's a bit tricky getting there.
The golf course at Wynyard is something the townsfolk are justly proud of. Though it's only a nine hole affair it's simply a pleasure just being there.
The 2nd and 3rd holes follow the line of the beach and it's not a tough course (unless you play like I did).
Fairways are a little long but the greens are true with not a lot of hazards.
The price is cheap ($20 for eighteen holes when I played) so it's well worthwhile putting this on your list of things to do in Wynyard.