Jewel of North West Tasmania - Boat Harbour Beach & Surrounds.
Boat Harbour Beach
Boat Harbour Beach used to be dotted with shacks (holiday houses) which Tasmanians would occupy during the pleasant summer weather.This beautiful beachside location has now become a major attraction, and is very popular with both tourists and locals alike.
The beach itself has white sand and the blue (but cold) waters of Bass Strait. It has good surfing with board hire available. At low tide, marine life pools form toward the eastern end of the beach.
There are several craft shops along the Bass Highway, as well as leather and leadlighting shops.
West of Boat Harbour is the Rocky Cape National Park, which contains some of the best Aboriginal caves in Tasmania. On the edge of the park are the Birdland Native Gardens, featuring a nature trail and aviaries.
Also near the Gardens is Sisters Beach, which offers a quiet and safe swimming area with 5km of glistening white sandy beaches, picnic areas and BBQ's.
Day Trip - Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park is located in the Central Highlands area of Tasmania, 1:40min drive from Boat Harbour. The park contains many walking trails, and is where hikes along the well-known Overland Track usually begin.