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Port Davey

Port Davey is a sheltered inlet in south-western Tasmania, Australia. It is located at the southwestern end of the Bathurst Harbour and is part of the Southwest National Park. The area is home to some of the most pristine and remote wilderness areas in Tasmania.

Port Davey is a picturesque inlet with a variety of wildlife, including seals, dolphins, and whales. It is a popular destination for kayaking, sailing, and fishing. The area is also popular for its scenic beauty, with pristine white beaches, rocky headlands, and lush forests.

The inlet was named after the explorer Lieutenant William Davey, who explored the area in 1815. He was the first European to chart the area. In the early 1900s, the area was used as a whaling station, and in the 1970s, it became part of the Southwest National Park.

The area is home to the Tasmanian Aboriginal people, who have lived in the area for thousands of years. The area is also home to a variety of rare bird species, including the endangered orange-bellied parrot and the swift parrot.

Port Davey is a popular destination for tourists, with a variety of accommodation options available. The area is also home to a variety of walking tracks and is a great place to explore the Tasmanian wilderness. The area is also a great place to observe the wildlife, with many species of birds and marine life.

Excursion tips for a day in Port Davey

As a tourist in Port Davey in Australia, there are plenty of activities to enjoy in the area. Here is a list of some of the top things to do in Port Davey on a day:

1. Take a scenic cruise through Port Davey and the surrounding waterways – you can enjoy the stunning views of the harbour and the surrounding mountains.

2. Visit Melaleuca – an old tin mining town and the gateway to the Southwest National Park. Here you can explore the historic buildings, take a nature walk, and enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

3. Go kayaking or canoeing – explore the waterways around Port Davey and take in the beautiful scenery.

4. Go fishing – Port Davey is known for its excellent fishing spots, so you can try your luck and see what you can catch.

5. Take a guided tour of the area – you can learn more about the history and culture of Port Davey, as well as the flora and fauna of the area.

6. Visit the Port Davey Lighthouse – the lighthouse was built in 1845 and offers fantastic views of the harbour and the surrounding landscape.

7. Go bird watching – you can spot some of the local bird species in the area, such as the black swan, the white-bellied sea eagle, and the white-faced heron.

8. Take a bushwalk – explore the stunning wilderness of the Southwest National Park and take in the amazing views.

9. Visit the local galleries and museums – learn more about the history and culture of the area at the local galleries and museums.

10. Go swimming and snorkeling – there are plenty of great swimming spots in and around Port Davey, as well as some excellent snorkeling spots.

Experience Port Davey with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Port Davey. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Port Davey

The climate in Port Davey, Australia is characterised by mild to warm summers and cold winters. In summer, temperatures range from 15-25°C (59-77°F) and in winter, temperatures range from 6-14°C (43-57°F). During spring, temperatures range from 9-20°C (48-68°F) and autumn temperatures range from 7-18°C (45-64°F). Rainfall is highest in winter and lowest in summer, with an average of around 950mm (37 inches) per year. Generally, the weather in Port Davey is mild, but it can be quite windy at times.

Cruise weather for Port Davey

Our weather forecast for Port Davey helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 15.7 °C
min: 9.2 °C
24.5 m/s
61.9 m/s
95.0 %
24.1 m
56.0 %
1,007 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 12.5 °C
min: 3.5 °C
24.8 m/s
74.2 m/s
62.1 %
21.3 m
75.8 %
1,001 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 9.8 °C
min: 3.5 °C
36.7 m/s
78.8 m/s
97.3 %
16.7 m
83.4 %
1,004 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 12.1 °C
min: 5.6 °C
27.0 m/s
85.7 m/s
96.1 %
18.6 m
78.8 %
1,006 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 7.3 °C
min: 3.7 °C
24.5 m/s
43.6 m/s
94.8 %
16.0 m
73.1 %
1,021 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 9.1 °C
min: 2.3 °C
15.1 m/s
45.4 m/s
84.1 %
24.1 m
77.9 %
1,026 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 13.7 °C
min: 4.7 °C
15.8 m/s
44.6 m/s
90.4 %
24.1 m
75.8 %
1,027 hPa
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 14.0 °C
min: 6.8 °C
8.6 m/s
26.6 m/s
85.3 %
24.1 m
70.7 %
1,028 hPa
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 13.8 °C
min: 7.2 °C
11.5 m/s
38.9 m/s
100.0 %
24.1 m
74.8 %
1,020 hPa
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 11.5 °C
min: 8.2 °C
11.5 m/s
43.6 m/s
100.0 %
22.4 m
88.2 %
1,008 hPa
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 9.6 °C
min: 6.8 °C
31.3 m/s
49.3 m/s
92.6 %
17.3 m
88.2 %
993 hPa
Aug. 4th 2024 Aug. 4th 2024 max: 8.3 °C
min: 5.9 °C
33.1 m/s
59.8 m/s
97.0 %
13.6 m
78.9 %
997 hPa
Aug. 5th 2024 Aug. 5th 2024 max: 10.1 °C
min: 8.2 °C
33.8 m/s
64.8 m/s
88.4 %
17.0 m
86.7 %
1,003 hPa

Cruises to Port Davey

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