With such stunning coastline, diverse vegetation and rich birdlife, the park has lots to offer visitors with an interest in natural values. But the incredible geology and indigenous culture are the star attractions. The geographical feature; Rocky Cape is dual named pinmatik/Rocky Cape.
The rocks of the Cape are among the oldest in Tasmania. These ancient Precambrian quartzites have been uplifted and folded to produce amazing contorted patterns. Check out the formations near the Rocky Cape lighthouse. They continue to be slowly eroded by the action of water, wind and waves forming a jagged coastline interspersed with sea caves.
When sea levels dropped, the caves were left above the shoreline, making them ideal for coastal rock shelters. North Cave is the most easily accessible to observe from the walking track near the entrance.
The best way to appreciate the great assets of the Rocky Cape National Park is on foot. An invigorating sea breeze off Bass Strait provides ideal conditions for the many walks in the park which range from 20 minutes to four hours.
Interpretation panels describe Tasmanian Aboriginal life in the area, and highlight the Aboriginal community's continuing connection today.
Visit the lighthouse and then relax with a BYO picnic at Mary Ann Cove where there are tables, a gas barbecue and toilet facilities. This is a great spot to linger for some beach fishing, swimming and boating. At the eastern end of the Park, Sisters Beach has electric barbecues and sheltered spots to take in the magnificent seascape.