Things to Do
Stay & Explore at Leisure Ville
Leisure Ville Holiday Centre is a great place from which to base yourself while you explore Wynyard and surrounds. The activities, attractions and locations listed below are within a short travelling distance from Leisure Ville and Wynyard.
Allendale Gardens, south of Smithton are open Tuesday – Saturday from 10am – 4pm during September - April. Both Emu Valley Rhododendron Gardens and Annsleigh Gardens are off Old Surrey Rd past Hellyer Whisky Distillery and are open all year round.
Boat Harbour Beach
A 15 minute drive from Leisure Ville, Boat Harbour Beach is one of Tasmania’s premier beaches. With its crystal clear water and white sands, surrounded by magnificent rolling hills meeting the waters edge. It is the ideal place for a family outing as it is sheltered and very safe for the kids to swim with surf patrols in the summer months.
Several short walks can be taken around Wynyard. From Leisure Ville to the main town is an easy flat walk along the coastline. There is also a lovely loop walk along the Inglis River Track and over to Fossil Bluff. There is a ‘Scenic Walks of Wynyard’ brochure available in our reception.
Only a 1.5 hour drive from Leisure Ville is the beautiful Cradle Mountain. The visitors Centre, all accommodation and several short walks are located outside the National Park Boundary. To see Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake, board the shuttle bus from the visitors centre.
Dip Falls and The Big Tree
Located at Mawbanna. If you follow the signs you will come to the stunning natural attraction of Dip Falls, a further 1km along is The Big Tree.
Take the path or enjoy the thrill of the 110m slide down to the forest floor. Dismal Swamp is 30 km to the south-west of Smithton, and is open 7 days from 9am – 5pm (closed July & August).
Fairy Penguin Tours
Free guided tours of the local penguin colony run over the summer months. Tours commence at dusk, for bookings contact Keith on 0417153244.
Across the river from town is Fossil Bluff, with layers of fossils encased in the stone. At low tide you can walk around the Bluff and see the layers of sandstone and the exposed fossils. There is also a nice view of the town and coast line if you take the short walk to the top of the Bluff.
South of Burnie in Ridgley you will find Guide Falls. An easily accessible hinterland waterfall. Nearby is also the Guide Falls Animal Park.
At the back of Burnie is the Hellyer Whisky Distillery. Here you can take a tour of the distilling process, sample the product, browse in the shop, as well as enjoy the spectacular views while having lunch or afternoon tea in their café.
Your chance to see the endangered Tasmanian freshwater crayfish. Viewing room, ponds and tearoom open Thursday – Sunday 10am – 3pm. Located a 15 minute drive from Leisure Ville in Flowerdale.
Local Fishing Spots
If you have your own fishing gear, the information sheet 'Local Fishing Spots' is available in our reception, with locations of the best fishing spots nearby and what to hook your catch on.
On the Bass Highway in Burnie, the Makers Workshop houses the Burnie Information Centre & Creative Paper. There are also jewellery makers, wood workers, changing displays, and a café. Open 7 days from 9am – 5pm.
Stanley & Surrounds
The main attraction to Stanley is The Nut. Take the chairlift or get your exercise for the day by walking to the top. While in Stanley you can also visit the Seaquarium and Highfield Historic Site. There is also Stanley Seal cruises leaving from the wharf daily.
We are spoilt with beautiful views of Table Cape from the beach opposite Leisure Ville. A short 10 minute drive and you can be touring around the top of Table Cape, taking in the Tulip Farm (Sept/Oct), the Lighthouse, and the scenic view of the coast line from the Lookout.
Wonders of Wynyard
Housing both the Information Centre and Australia's largest collection of restored veteran Ford vehicles. The Wonders of Wynyard is open 7 days from 9am – 5pm.