Fossil Bluff and Lookout


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.

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Getting there

Enter the carpark from Freestone Crescent, Wynyard TAS 7325.


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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.  



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Fabulous short walk stunning views

Jo Johnston on 27 Jan, 2020

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


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