Boat Harbour Tourism & Travel
Boat Harbour Australia
Located on the northwest coast of Tasmania, Boat Harbour is situated some 326kms from Hobart and 174kms from Launceston. The serene little town boasts beautiful beaches, including one of the top 10 in Australia. Brilliant harbour views can be enjoyed as the road descends to the shore of crisp white sand and crystal clear water. Secluded beaches, charming little rock pools and native wildflowers are all within the nearby Rocky Cape National Park. In the municipality of the Waratah-Wynyard Council, the town of Boat Harbour has a mere 138 souls.
Boat Harbour Beaches
The beautiful Boat Harbour Beach has been voted as one of Australias top 10 beaches. The crescent-shaped beach is comprised of white sand and clear water, perfect for fishing, swimming, diving, snorkelling and surfing. The secluded Sisters Beach, located within Rocky Cape National Park is another ideal spot for swimming and fishing. Interesting marine life can also be discovered whilst exploring the many rock pools around the shoreline.
Boat Harbour - Near by
Just a 10-minute drive southeast from Boat Harbour, the seaside town of Wynyard is comprised of beautiful beaches and riverside walks. A visit to the Wynyard Veteran car collection is a must do for motoring enthusiasts. A 35-minute drive along the northwest coast leads to the other seaside town of Stanley, famed for its iconic geographical feature known as The Nut. To the south of Boat Harbour is the Tarkine Wilderness Area, which has gained international recognition for its temperate rainforest.
National Park - Rocky Cape
Situated along the Bass Strait shoreline, Rocky Cape National Park is comprised of a series of caves once occupied by Indigenous people from around 8000 years ago. Rocky headlands, wildflowers and rock pools can be taken in on the various bushwalking tracks throughout the National Park.
Boat Harbour History
The town of Boat Harbour was originally named Jacob's Boat Harbour for Captain John Jacob, master of small vessels owned by the Van Diemens Land Company. Despite Rocky Cape being named in 1978, Boat Harbour wasnt settled until the 1830s when it was used as a port to transport potatoes to the towns of Burnie and Devonport.
Boat Harbour Today
Today, Boat Harbour lies within a rich agricultural district comprised of dairying, potatoes and vegetable growing. Tourism proves to be another major industry due to the popularity of Boat Harbour Beach.