The stunning flat-topped promontory known as Table Cape was named by Matthew Flinders in 1798 during his circumnavigation of the island with George Bass. An extinct volcano, it is now protected as the Table Cape State Reserve. To get here, take the minor road (C234) northwest out of Wynyard and drive to the lookout and lighthouse. Stunning views out to Bass Strait are available from both vantage points.

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1. Table Cape Tulip Farm

0.12 MILES

The volcanic, chocolate-red soils of Table Cape are extraordinarily fertile, so it’s a perfect spot to grow tulips. In October, when the bulbs flower,…

2. Table Cape Lookout

0.39 MILES

Offers stunning views over Bass Strait. Consider parking your car here and following the Lookout to Lighthouse Walking Trail (30 minutes return).

3. Table Cape Lighthouse

0.49 MILES

This 25m-tall lighthouse began its seaside vigil in 1888, after its light and landing were imported from England. Visitors can climb the spiral stairs and…

4. Fossil Bluff

1.98 MILES

Created by an ancient tidewater glacier, 275-million-year-old Fossil Bluff is rich in fossils, including the remains of prehistoric whales and the oldest…

5. Ransley Veteran Ford Collection

2.64 MILES

Owned and meticulously restored by a Wynyard local, this extraordinary collection of 17 vintage Ford cars and motorbikes is the pride of the town, and…

7. Burnie Regional Museum

11.59 MILES

The centrepiece of this absorbing museum is the lovingly crafted Federation St, a re-creation of a 1900 Burnie streetscape, including blacksmith's forge…

8. Rocky Cape National Park

12.8 MILES

Tasmania’s smallest national park, pinmatik/Rocky Cape, stretches 12km along Bass Strait’s shoreline. It has great significance to the local Indigenous…