Wynyard is a rural town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. It lies 16 kilometres west of Burnie on the Bass Highway, and has a population of 4,635 (2001 census). It is part of the Waratah-Wynyard Council local government area . It has now become a major regional hub, servicing many of the rural districts surrounding it.
Wynyard is most notable for the local scenic attraction of Table Cape.
The Wynyard Tulip Festival is also a popular event each year. The Tulip Festival was renamed to Bloomin’ Tulips in 2004 by the festival committee. The festival is one of the town’s greatest attractions with many tourists turning out to see the events.
Wynyard has Burnie Airport, run by the Burnie Port Authority, which serves the nearby city of Burnie, about 15 minutes’ drive east. The airport is unusual in the fact that the runway and a railway line intersect each other.; although passenger train services, Tasman Limited ceased in the mid 1970s and the line has since fallen into disrepair. Wynyard was the main terminus with Hobart being the other. This service ran daily to and from Hobart, with the main change over being at Western Junction just to the south of Launceston. It was a narrow mostly single gauge service.
By car it is approximately two hours drive west of Launceston, along the Bass Highway.
Devonport, the southern terminus of the Spirit of Tasmania ferry to the mainland is 40 minutes east by car.