WYNYARD

Wynyard is the next town encounted when heading west (or east) traveling between Devonport and Smithton. Wynyard is also a coastal town that has lots going for it.

The Tommeginner tribe of Aboriginals traversed the area before and after the arrival of Europeans in the 19th century, living along the coastline, building fish traps at Freestone Cove and hunting for game on the inland coastal plains.

The first white settlers west of the Inglis River was the King family, that took up land in the early 1840s. The reason for the name of Wynyard was not discovered.

Wynyard is an increasingly popular retirement town for the same reason, with a number of new housing developments. The town boasts two fine old churches, including the Alexander North Heritage-listed Anglican church of St Stephen in Dodgin Street. Its clean beaches are particularly good for walking, thanks to firm quartz sand.

Other congregational churches are also represented.

There are sheltered spots for swimming at 'The Old Port', changing facilities and showers for bathers on the main beach, and good provision for children, including barbecue and picnic areas, playgrounds and a supervised swimming pool, open in the summer school vacations.

The new Tourist Information Centre behind the main shopping area has a complete range of tourist information and includes the ‘vintage car museum’.

There are a few heritage type buildings.

There are three quite striking hotels in Wynyard.

The Wynyard War Memorial is in a very remote back street location. Directions will be required.

Wynyard is a nice spot with a number of other attractions nearby. An overnight is essential.

 

 

Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
  Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
  Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
  Movie Location Mountain Biking
Kayaking Jet Boating
Information Hospital
  Hang Gliding Golf Course