Voted one of Australia’s Top Ten beaches, the white sands of picturesque Boat Harbour Beach are noted for it’s rock and coral formations and it’s crystal clear blue waters. At low tide, you may see abalone on the rocks. Precious stones are found in the rocks, and look out for fairy rings in the grass.
Flowerdale Lobster Haven
Open Feb to May, Flowerdale Lobster Haven is the home of the giant freshwater crayfish, unique to the streams of northern Tasmania. See this gentle monster in nursery streams and several in-ground viewing ponds. Individuals of over 5 kg in weight and over 80 cm long have been known in the past, but now, even individuals over 2 kg are rare. Set on a landscaped hillside overlooking Flowerdale River Valley, the Haven features a waterfall & many manferns. There is a tearoom featuring dishes made from the sherries grown in the proprietor’s famous orchard.
Orange rocks, a lighthouse, wild orchids and caves once used by Aborigines can be found at Rocky Cape National Park. There are pleasant day and half-day walks over the hills from either Sisters Beach or from the lighthouse at the western end of the Park. Rocky Cape’s unpolluted waters regularly attract dolphins and seals. At low tide on a calm day, the rocky foreshore reveals numerous rock pools inhabited by a variety of colourful fish and plants.
Dip Falls (70 km south west): 152 steep steps descend to the bottom of the cubic-basalt formed falls. These falls are very picturesque, particularly during the winter months. The track to the accessible viewing platform is beyond the falls.
Hellyer Gorge (44 km south) is a pretty steep sided gorge through which flows the Hellyer River. The area is quite picturesque and has some excellent bush-walking tracks.