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Boat Harbour

If you enjoy a quiet bay with white sands and clear water, then Boat Harbour is guaranteed to steal your heart. The area has two small population centres – the town, high above sea-level, and the small beach community below, nestled between rocky headlands.

The beach is what it's all about, with family-friendly waves, rock pools to explore, pacific gulls and clean white sand. From the winding road that descends to the water, the views of the harbour are captivating. Keep an eye out for dolphins, seals and whales that occasionally enter the bay area.

Walking on the beach you'll feel a sense of solitude while still enjoying the sound of children playing on a playground built in the sand and the chatting of neighbours and friends enjoying a cold beer in the surf club house. This is beach community at its best.

And while the summer season may be short-lived, it's still beautiful the rest of the year.

Nearby, between Boat Harbour and Stanley is Rocky Cape National Park with rock pools, wildflowers and bushwalks to Aboriginal caves in rugged cliffs.

Boat Harbour was voted one of Australia's top 10 beaches. 

The village is a 10-min drive from Wynyard or a 30-min drive from Burnie.

Local tips

  • Take a walk along the beach and discover beautiful rock pools and sea-life
  • Sit on the beach with a delicious fish burger and watch the beach glow in the dusk light.