WATERHOUSE and TOMAHAWK Beaches are beautiful, long stretches of white sand beaches in a conservation area on the coast of north eastern Tasmania. It is a magical place, where you can walk along the sands for many kilometres without meeting another soul. Tasmanians come here to fish and relax. Naturally the only facility is a shop at the Tomahawk caravan park. The the nearest large town is BRIDPORT.
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FACILITIES: There are no facilities at Waterhouse. It is a boat launching and camping area. There is a settlement at Tomahawk with a store at the caravan park. The nearest shopping precinct is at at BRIDPORT. There is some accommodation near WATERHOUSE and much accommodation at BRIDPORT.
SIGHTS: Waterhouse is a very beautiful beach hideaway on Ringarooma Bay in north eastern Tasmania. It is a lovely place only known to Tasmanians.
However, any persons using any beaches in Tasmania should first ascertain how safe they are for swimming, as many beaches are not signed for their hazards.
TOMAHAWK Beach to the east is also very lovely. It is a really great place to get away from it all, as there are rarely many people there.
There are many gravel roads and tracks in the Waterhouse area that are good for walking, as the terrain is relatively flat. There is also lots of wild life, as this is a conservation area.
ROUTE: From LAUNCESTON drive north on the A8 East Tamar Highway to just before GEORGE TOWN, where you turn east onto B82 Bridport Road. Follow this past BRIDPORT to the Waterhouse turnoff, where you turn north onto a gravel road that takes you 10 kilometres north to Waterhouse Point.
From the A3 Tasman Highway turn north at SCOTTSDALE onto B84, which travels towards BRIDPORT. When it crosses B82, just before BRIDPORT, turn east and drive towards the Waterhouse Road and turn north onto the gravel road that takes you 10 kilometres north to Waterhouse Point. Note that the gravel roads in this area can be very rough and even dangerous.
1/ The Waterhouse Conservation Area is in north east Tasmania. The area includes boat launches and camping areas, but no other facilities.
2/ This is a panoramic view Ransons Beach in the Waterhouse Conservation Area. The beach on the top left of the horizon is Tomahawk Beach.
3/ Ransons Beach, in the Waterhouse Conservation Area is simply an idyllic place to relax in.
4/ This is a view looking north beyond the rocks to the hill where the panoramic shot was taken from.
5/ The Waterhouse area includes a number of boat launches. This one is looking towards Waterhouse Island.
6/ This is the view to the west of Waterhouse Point.
7/ This view shows the full extent of the Waterhouse beach at high tide.
8/ Like in the Bay of Fires, Waterhouse has the signature red coated rocks of eastern Tasmania.
9/ This view looks towards the headland to the south of Waterhouse.
10/ This view shows how the rocks of Waterhouse can be interpreted as interesting sculptures.
11/ This is another view of the interesting rocks of the Waterhouse beach.
1/ Tomahawk Beach is east of Waterhouse Beach. It is a beautiful white sand beach that stretches for about 8 kilometres. There is a holiday settlement with at store at Tomahawk. This photo shows the boat launch at Tomahawk. It looks to the east towards the Ringarooma Tier of hills on the right of the photo.
2/ This is the view back to the boat launch looking towards the west. Note how clean is the water and how white is the sand. The distant hill to the right is at Waterhouse Beach. Tomahawk calls itself Tasmania's best kept secret, as only Tasmanians know about it.
3/ This is a photo of Tomahawk Beach at high tide. The beach is about 200 metres wide at this time.
4/ This view looks to the north east across some rocks towards Little Musselroe Bay. There is a large wind farm at Little Musselroe Bay, which is an interesting place to visit.
5/ Fishing and boating are the main pleasure activities at Tomahawk. This photo shows a fishermen fishing near the boat launch. In the distance is the Ringarooma Tier.
6/ The long sandy beach of Tomahawk has regular crops of rocks. This view also looks towards the east.