Settled in the 1830s, Boat Harbour was used as a port for shipping potatoes along the north-west coast of Tasmania. Today, the area offers a much more idyllic lifestyle with fabulous holiday accommodation, Surf Life Saving Club, waterfront cafe and restaurant.
The crystal clear water is postcard blue, perfect for swimming and diving. Enjoy a stroll along the beach well known for its pristine sands to the waterfront cafe, or if you feel like something more active, you can participate in the array of activities all within close proximity. Try the breathtaking coastal walk from Boat Harbour Beach to Sisters Beach, spectacular driving routes, visit vineyards, play golf at any of the 4 nearby golf clubs, fish, surf, dive, abseil, canoe or bush walk in Tasmania’s famous National Parks. Why not visit some of Australia’s prettiest villages, shop for art, crafts, antiques, or eat in stunning restaurants showcasing Tasmania’s world renowned natural products?
The coastal town of Wynyard is just 10 minutes drive from Boat Harbour Beach. Wynyard has a range of services and facilities such as: shops, banks, a community health centre, library, yacht club, churches, aero club, bowls club, and post office. Wynyard is also host to the annual Tulip Festival each October which attracts national interest each year.
Boat Harbour Beach provides a supremely beautiful base to kick back, unwind and leave the stresses of the city behind you.
- Population is 487,185
- Main centres are Hobart (the capital city with 203,600 people) Launceston (98,500) Burnie (18,000) and Devonport (25,000)
- Tasmania has one of the worlds 10 best beaches – Wineglass Bay (Outside Magazine – US)
- Is home to the world’s best little town, Strahan (Chicago Tribune)
- Is rated equal third, in the world, for wise land stewardship by National Geographic Traveler Magazine’s Sustainable Tourism Initiative.
- More than 40% of the State is protected wilderness, marine reserve, nature reserve or forest, with most of such environmental significance that it has been granted World Heritage status.
- Tasmania has more than 2000 km of walking tracks and 18 national parks.
- The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area covers 1.38 million hectares.
- Hobart has the nation’s second-lowest rainfall (626 mm or 24 inches) of all Australian capital cities.
- The average summer temperature is a comfortable 21Â°C (70Â°F). Winter’s average is 12Â°C (52Â° F).