Boat Harbour has two small population centres – the town high above sea level and the small beach community below, nestled between rocky headlands.
The Boat Harbour beach is a popular tourist destination renowned for its clear blue water, gentle waves and white sand and is surrounded by rich green farming hillsides.
The family-friendly beach is ideal for swimming, snorkelling or diving. Keep an eye out for dolphins, seals and whales that occasionally enter the bay.
Nearby is Rocky Cape National Park with coastal walks that lead to sea caves and secluded beaches with sweeping views of Bass Strait.
The village is a 10-min drive (12 km) from Wynyard or a 25-min drive (30 km) from Burnie.
Boat Harbour is a small Tasmanian Rural Location within the local government area of Waratah/Wynyard, it is located approximately 256kms from the capital Hobart covering an area of 14.986 square kilometres. Boat Harbour has a recorded population of 273 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Daylight Time zone Australia/Hobart.
If you are planning a visit to Boat Harbour we’ve put together some of the things nearby that you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Boat Harbour and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.