Find stunning beaches, sheltered swimming bays, and unique history at the coastal village of Emita on the Island’s west coast. Between the rocky outcrops at Emita is a series of magnificent swimming beaches, the most popular being Allports Beach. Launch a boat from the Port Davies Boat Ramp and head to Prime Seal Island to fish. Or visit one of the mutton bird rookeries at Settlement Point. Emita is home to the historic Wybalenna Aboriginal Settlement, where the Tasmanian Aboriginal population was relocated from mainland Tasmania in 1833.
The Furneaux Museum showcases the history of the Furneaux Group of Islands, including: Aboriginal and European settlement, shipwrecks, the mutton birding industry, fauna, shells, and the social history of the islanders. The Castle Rock Walk, one of Tasmania’s Great Short Walks, meanders along the shoreline of Marshall Bay, crossing stunning beaches and coastal hinterlands on its way to Castle Rock, a massive granite boulder. Designated camping and BBQ areas are available at many of Emita’s beaches.