Parks & Reserves
Cam River Reserve, Somerset
Located along the western banks of the Cam River. This reserve is a popular recreational area at all times of the year. It is a safe fishing spot where the family can have a picnic at the tables and barbecues provided. Small boats, kayaks and canoes can be launched from the boat ramp. Public toilets, fresh drinking water and electric barbecue facilities are available. This Park is known locally as the "Boat Park" because a local service club has erected a large wooden boat for children to play on. The Boat is called "Port Maldon" in recognition of the ship building history of this area of the Cam River. Playground equipment specifically designed to cater for younger aged children is located adjacent to the boat. Warning signs for swimmers are located in this area advising swimmers of strong currents.
Anzac Park, Somerset
A memorial park is located between the Bass Highway and the Somerset Surf Club beside the mouth of the Cam River and hosts a large gathering by the cenotaph every Anzac Day. A large barbecue shelter caters for family and club gatherings with picnic tables, electric barbecues and drinking water available. A large area of parkland lends itself to the impromptu game of cricket, football and outdoor activity. Playground equipment suited for primary school age children is also available to play on. Public toilet facilities are located on the ground floor of the Somerset Surf Club building. Safe swimming between the flags can be enjoyed at the beach. Access can also be gained to disabled toilets.
Runs beside the Esplanade from the Surf Club at Somerset along to the alignment with Lyons Street. Picnic tables are located on the grassed areas amongst the boobyallas with glorious views of the beach and Table Cape in the distance. Boats can be launched from Fairlands Beach - west of the Tennis Club.
A grassed reserve along the Old Bass Highway to the mouth of the Inglis River. Playground equipment is located in picturesque picnic areas with access to public toilets, drinking water, picnic tables and electric barbecues. A paved walking track from the Rotary Playground at East Wynyard to the Wynyard Caravan Park provides a pleasant stroll along the fore shore. A boat ramp adjacent to Port Creek at East Wynyard provides limited access to the beach.
"The Richard Gutteridge Memorial Gardens", provides the venue for many local musical performances on the stage overlooking the Inglis River. This is the official starting point of the "Inglis River Walkway" - a 12km walking track around the edge of the river an ideal picnic location with tables and chairs provided in several locations. Public toilets are available next to the main carpark, which overlooks Gutteridge Gardens. Take a brief stroll along the boardwalk through native forest and view ti-tree, blackwoods, myrtle, eucalypt and man fern species. A memorial cenotaph is located in parkland overlooking the Inglis River and you can find a boat ramp off Jenner Street for launching large vessels.
Cape Bridge Reserve
Located off Saunders Street before the Table Cape Bridge over the Inglis River. This is a popular fishing spot. A boat ramp available for small craft. A large picnic table is available for a meal or afternoon tea in these pleasant surrounds.
Inglis River Walkway
12 kms of easy walking track along the banks of the Inglis River is maintained by the Council. The walkway can be accessed from many points in Wynyard and provides scenic vistas of local native flora and fauna. A branch of the track can lead you to Fossil Bluff. A new track has been completed from Cape Bridge on the northern side of the river to the Bass Highway at West Wynyard.
Walkway to lookout on top of Fossil Bluff. Geological interpretation provided. Access can be gained to the Freestone Cove Beach at the end of Freestone Crescent. Picnic tables are provided near the beach and seating is available on top of Fossil Bluff.
Table Cape Lookout
Enjoy a picnic on top of the Cape and take in the glorious coastal views of the north west coast as far as Low Head in the North. Picnic table available to relax an enjoy the wonderful views.
A walkway now links the lookout to the Table Cape Lighthouse.
Boat Harbour Beach
Boat Harbour is a popular swimming, holiday resort and recreational area. Local shops and restaurants provide eat-in and takeaway menus or why not utilise the picnic tables and barbecues set in a bush setting. Children's playground equipment, public toilets with disabled access are available. The beach is also home of the Boat Harbour Surf Life Saving Club who provide regular patrols of the beach over the summer months. A walkway winds along Port Road from the Beach to the top of the escapement and provides spectacular views of the pristine white beach with vistas of Table Cape to the east and Rocky Cape to the west. Another trail allows walking access from Boat Harbour Beach right through to the Postman's Track at Sisters Beach.
Set in Rocky Cape National Park, Sisters Beach offers many facilities available for seaside residents and visitors. Toilets with access for disabled persons, drinking water, playground equipment, electric barbecues and picnic tables are located in the reserve adjacent to the mouth of the Sisters Creek. There is also access to safe swimming at Sisters Beach, but the Creek mouth area is not recommended for swimming. A boat ramp is located at the end of Irby Boulevard for recreational fishermen.
Frenchs Road Nature Reserve
A committee of dedicated local residents and Council members are working towards rehabilitating this area - park in the car park and walk through up into this peaceful bushland.
Public picnic shelters, toilets, and electric barbecues are found in the centre of Waratah surrounding several small lakes, which are stocked with trout. Outside the Bischoff Hotel is another picnic shelter with excellent views of the waterfall.
The rest area along with an unmanned information display make this area a popular stop on the Murchison Highway near Waratah. There is a public toilet in this area.
Located at the bottom of several kilometres of road winding through rainforest, the reserve has picnic facilities, public toilets and two walks along the banks of the Hellyer River. A slower but more scenic alternative when travelling to and from the West Coast.