Every year during September and October, tulip season in Tasmania is one of the most spectacular draws to the Cradle Coast. A tulip farm atop a 12 million-year-old volcano, Table Cape Tulip Farm features acres of patchwork fields that fly into a rage of color each spring.
Table Cape, Tasmania
The magnificent plateau of Table Cape is by far Wynyard’s most remarkable natural wonder.’ Sitting at 180 meters high, this extinct volcanic vent dominates the coastline close to Wynyard in Northern Tasmania.
The volcanic soil on the cape grows a variety of crops and is regarded to be the richest agricultural soil in Tasmania. Its dramatic cliffs drop away into the Bass Strait, with Table Cape Tulip Farm perched at the top.
Visiting Table Cape Tulip Farm Tasmania
A narrow road winds its way up the volcano, and then the entrance to the farm is on your left as you reach the plateau. But after you’ve walked through the tulip fields, don’t leave yet!
If you continue past the farm, the road forks; continue straight and you’ll end at a viewing platform which dangles precariously on the edge of the cliff, with stunning ocean views; turn left and you’ll end at Table Cape Lighthouse, a historic landmark dating back to 1888.
Table Cape is a working farm that operates all year, though the tulips bloom from late September until around mid-late October. 2018 season runs until the 21st of October.
The farm is open from 9am – 4.30 pm every day, and charges $12 for adults, $10 for seniors/concessions, $8 for students, and children under 16 are free. This is a real farm, so we recommend wearing appropriate footwear.
There are hectares of tulips to walk among, as well as an impressive indoor display featuring floral arrangements, souvenirs, Devonshire teas, an art gallery, potted tulips, cut flowers and information on growing bulbs.
Wynyard is a 50 min drive from the Spirit of Tasmania port at Devonport, or you can fly direct from Melbourne to Burnie Airport (located in Wynyard) with Regional Express.
Let’s explore this beautiful Tulip season before it’s gone !!