Sandy Cape - TAS

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  Cape,Headland,Point

Position

DEG: -41.42012 144.747192
DMS: 41º 25' 12.43" S 144º 44' 49.89" E
UTM: 55 G 5412155mN 311737mE
Altitude: 3.45m

Description

Place Type

Geography - Cape,Headland,Point

Location

268.39kms NorthWest of Hobart
400.81kms South of Melbourne

Address & Contact

Tasmania
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Information

Sandy Cape is a large headland which was once home to the ‘Tarkiner’ Aboriginal people, from which the region derived its name. It was their home for several thousand years, and today, there’s evidence of huge shell middens, hut depressions and many significant cultural relics which bare testimony to the life they once led. Sandy Cape is surrounded by magnificent granite boulders creating a number of sheltered and secluded swimming pools. It also features one of the world’s loneliest lighthouse. There’s good camping at the Cape and some great fishing and diving. Still don’t go there on your own – the beach is too hairy for that!
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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Luncheon Hill at 20/02:30am EST
Distance from Sandy Cape 45.25km NE
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
12.3°C8.4°C98%12.0°ChPa0.0mmE24km/hr
13knots
46km/hr
25knots

Closest Climatic Station

Luncheon Hill (Forestry)
Distance from Sandy Cape 45.25km NE
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C21.021.218.715.613.011.110.611.312.314.717.418.5
Mean Min. °C10.510.89.68.16.95.64.95.15.45.97.78.6
Mean Rain mm79.154.485.8104.8152.6143.5182.6206.5177.2131.593.792.6

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