Boat Harbour is best known for nearby Boat Harbour Beach, which used to be dotted with shacks (holiday houses) Tasmanians would occupy during the pleasant summer weather. In recent years, Boat Harbour has become a major attraction in its own right, and now has its own four-star accommodation in addition to provision for backpackers.
The beach itself has white sand and the blue (but cold) waters of Bass Strait. It has good surfing with board hire available. At low tide, marine life pools form toward the eastern end of the beach.
There are several craft shops along the Bass Highway, including the Killynaught craft shop (also a tearoom), leather and leadlighting shops. West of Boat Harbour is the Rocky Cape National Park, which contains some of the best Aboriginal caves in Tasmania. On the edge of the park are the Birdland Native Gardens, featuring a nature trail and aviaries.
Also near the Gardens is Sisters Beach, which offers a quiet and safe swimming area with 5 km (3 mi) of glistening white sandy beaches, picnic areas and BBQ's.
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