boat harbour

Join the many Tasmanians who have fond memories of beachside holidays at these hamlets.

Boat Harbour Beach

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 down 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. 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.


  • 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.


Wynyard Visitor Information Centre/Wonders of Wynyard

8 Exhibition Link, Wynyard
Tel: (03) 6443 8330
Fax: (03) 6443 8335

Open: Daily 9am – 5pm, August – April and daily 10am – 4pm, May – July.

Closed: Easter Good Friday and Christmas Day.

How to Get There

Air (Interstate Access)

REGIONAL EXPRESS, Melbourne – Burnie Airport, Wynyard. Tel: 13 17 13

Air (Intrastate Access)

TASAIR, Hobart – Burnie Airport, Wynyard. Tel: 1800 062 900


REDLINE COACHES, Tel: 1300 360 000

METRO BUSES, Tel: (03) 6233 4232

Road (self-drive)

From Devonport take the A1 Bass Highway. From the West Coast take the A10 to Yolla then the B26 to Wynyard.

Travelling distances and times to nearby towns

Wynyard to: Burnie – 19km (20 min), Cradle Mountain – 124km (1 hour 35 min), Devonport – 68km (1 hour), Stanley – 55km (45 min), Strahan – 199km (3 hours 25 min).


B&B’s, caravan and cabin parks, hotel and motels, and self-contained apartments, cottages and units. Advance bookings are recommended all year. Accommodation enquiries and bookings can be made through the Visitor Information Centre.

Motor Homes

Self-contained motor homes can stay free overnight at the Wynyard Showgrounds, Jackson Street, Wynyard. No facilities are available.

Designated Sullage Point

Wynyard Transfer Station, Goldie Street, Wynyard.


Wynyard Visitor Information Centre, 8 Exhibition Link, Wynyard. Tel: (03) 6443 8330.

Banks & ATMs

ANZ Bank and ATM, 70 Goldie Street, Wynyard.

Bass and Equitable, 60 Goldie Street, Wynyard.

Commonwealth Bank and ATM, 29 Goldie Street, Wynyard.

Commonwealth Bank 47 Wragg Street, Somerset.

Westpac Bank and ATM, 72A Goldie Street, Wynyard.

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