Apart from Tollymore Road itself with its spectacular coastal views, west of The Winged House there are a number of easily accessible short walks. For a 30 minute return walk visit the Table Cape lookout and lighthouse. You can park at either and follow the track along the cliff face. The historical narrative on a plinth next to the light house is recommended.
Table Cape was named by George Bass and Matthew Flinders in December 1798 as their sloop The Norfolk explored the north west coast on what turned out to be their circumnavigation of Van Dieman’s Land. Also described is the unique tribes of Aborigines who inhabited the north west.
Another short walk (best with an incoming tide or high tide) is along the Inglis River at Wynyard. Park near the sea food café and jetty on the Inglis River east of Wynyard’s main drag and follow the signs through Gutteridge Gardens. There’s also Hellyer Gorge with its River and Old Myrtle Forest walks via Yolla, southbound from the Wynyard-Bass Highway round-about, 40 minutes away. Waratah-Wynyard Council’s website www.warwyn.tas.gov.au has the scenic walks listed under community and recreation.
For more adventurous short walks drive 20 minutes to Rocky Cape National Park via Sisters’ Beach. Tasmania’s national parks system has their full list of the region’s short walks www.parks.tas.gov.au. Other sites in the north west can be accessed through www.tasmaniasnorthwest.com.au.