Fossil Bluff and Lookout

Tasmania

For the geological buff these amazing sandstone cliffs are over 275 million years old and offer a rare insight into fossils. It’s the discovery site of Australia’s oldest fossil marsupial uncovered in the mid 19th century estimated to be approximately 25 million years old. Visitors can expect to see and touch several hundred different types of fossils preserved in the rocks – see how many you can find! This walk also includes the short lookout walk which is also accessible from the carpark.

Lookouts
Dogs Permitted
Coastal
28m
Maximum Elevation
21m
Total Climb

Getting there

Enter the carpark from Freestone Crescent, Wynyard TAS 7325.

Maps

Which maps cover the area?

Route/Trail notes

In the carpark follow the hill upwards to the right.  It is quite steep but short.  It's a great lookout from the top.  Once complete head back to the carpark then down to the beach.  Turn right, the bluff is visible and a quick walk along the beach.  

Permits/Costs

NIL

Other References

http://www.warwyn.tas.gov.au/page.aspx?u=237

 

Comments

A short steep walk that is definitely worth it.

Maria Z on Jan, 2018

The lookout was a bit steep to get to but well worth it.

rob.bushman on 5 Oct, 2014

Great lookout on the top.

Harry on 5 Oct, 2014

Where

Click here to load this map.

Done this walk?

This walk has been ticked 5 times

Aussie Bushwalking can keep track of your bushwalks.

Login/signup to tick this walk off.

Tick walks to keep track of where you've been. You must Login to tick walks. Accounts are 100% free so sign up if you don't have one.