Right now, it’s summer here in Tasmania. The weather hasn’t been quite what you’d usually expect for the start of the holiday season, but we’re sure warm days will be arriving very soon. Perhaps we can influence the change in climate with a chat about Sisters Beach.
Sisters Beach: As Popular as Ever!
Sisters Beach is the name of a small town in north west Tasmania, about fifteen minutes from the larger centre of Wynyard. The town is edged by Bass Strait and otherwise surrounded by the popular Rocky Cape National Park. Carol wrote a brilliant piece for Think Tasmania about the environment and highlights of the national park.
The area is perfect for families, with easily-accessible playgrounds and walking trails from the centre of town. The beach is suitable for children with a wide expanse of lovely white sand, stretching about 3kms in length. That allows enough space for everyone, even on the busiest of summer days during the tourist season.
We found Sisters Beach very appealing. The surrounding region is filled with interesting and varied species of flora and wildlife. The sand dunes boast coastal wattle, pigface and native grasses, while paperbark tea-trees flourish along the edge of the dark, tannin-stained creek. Apparently if you look hard enough, you can uncover pretty wildflowers too.
Bird Watching and Unique Flora
As Carol Haberle indicated in her article about Rocky Cape National Park, there’s an extensive range of bird-life to be seen near Sisters Beach. It’s not uncommon to see large flocks of Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos, noisily seeking out food in the native banksias, pine cones and grasses. The majestic white-bellied Sea-eagle is also regularly spotted soaring over the Tasmanian coastline, according to local experts.
The widespread presence of a particular plant species was one unique aspect we failed to learn about during our visit. Word has it that the giant Banksia serrata grows in only one place in Tasmania: Sisters Beach. What a shame we didn’t captured a decent photo to share with our readers. Sorry!
Holiday Accommodation in Sisters Beach
Not to worry about missed opportunities. It’s actually normal for us to return from a location and want to visit again and research even more. There’s plenty of accommodation options near Sisters Beach, and the ever-beautiful neighbouring Boat Harbour. Day-trips are viable from nearby centres including Burnie, Devonport, Latrobe, Sheffield, Stanley and of course Wynyard. So we’ll be back!
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