Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Cape Portland


I recently blogged about how delightful the north coast of Tasmania can be in nice weather. Well, our experience in Cape Portland was astounding. The weather couldn't have been better, the water was possibly the clearest I had ever seen, and the sand was white and squeeky underfoot. I can't wait to revisit this pristine section of coast.

The cape juts out into Bass Strait and is home to a bunch of wind turbines. I've heard all sorts of arguments for and against these energy-generating devices, but if everywhere that housed them was as stunning as Cape Portland, I'd say chuck them in everywhere! Alright, I know that's not how they work, but this place was the best!

Our first stop was Lemons Beach. Words and photos could never convey such perfection. I have never snorkelled in such clear water. At times, it almost felt as though I was swimming in a giant aquarium. Everything was just so perfect! There was plenty of sea-life going about their day. I made friends. I made anemones. Yeah, I went there.

We didn't camp out near Lemons beach, however, there are camping spots not too far away. When I next visit Tassie, I'll definitely plan a few nights here! The place isn't as quiet as Waterhouse, but, if I haven't made it clear enough already, this is possibly one of the best places to snorkel off the Tassie shore. I mean, look at these pics!

After spending an age exploring this slice of heaven, we continued further up the cape, only to find an absolutely picturesque beach at the tip. Cape Portland is possibly one of my favourite places in all of Australia. If you're into snorkelling, diving, spearfishing, fishing, or just relaxing on a beautiful beach and in the water, you should definitely put this place on your bucket list!

I can't wait to return to Cape Portland!