Depending on the direction you're coming from, the Bonavista Peninsula can be reached from the Trans-Canada Highway via Route 233, Route 230, or Route 230A. Route 230 runs all the way to the tip of the cape; Route 235 forms a partial loop back and offers some splendid water views along the way. The round-trip from the Trans-Canada at Clarenville to Bonavista is about 217km (135 miles or 5 hours).
For information on this region, consult the Discovery Trail Tourism Association (tel. 866/420-3255 or 709/466-3845; www.thediscoverytrail.org) in downtown Clarenville with your questions; they have the best information about this stunningly lovely and historically fascinating region. Get there by taking the Clarenville/Route 230 exit off the Trans-Canada Highway; the association's office is on Clarenville's main street, almost 2km (about a mile) off the Trans-Canada. It's about 40km (25 miles) south of Terra Nova National Park to here, and about 72km (45 miles) farther along Route 430 to Trinity. The tourism association also maintains a very informative website at www.thediscoverytrail.org.
There's also a provincial visitor information center (tel. 709/466-3100) on the Trans-Canada Highway in Clarenville, open daily mid-May through September.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.