Rocky Cape, Tasmania

Rocky Cape is a locality and small rural community in the local government area of Circular Head, in the North West region of Tasmania. It is located about 30 kilometres (19 mi) north-west of the town of Wynyard. The Bass Highway passes through from south-east to north-west. The Rocky Cape National Park is in the north-east of the locality.[2] The 2016 census determined a population of 206 for the state suburb of Rocky Cape.[1]

Rocky Cape
Rocky Cape is located in Tasmania
Rocky Cape
Rocky Cape
Coordinates40°55′03″S 145°34′42″E / 40.9175°S 145.5782°E / -40.9175; 145.5782Coordinates: 40°55′03″S 145°34′42″E / 40.9175°S 145.5782°E / -40.9175; 145.5782
Population206 (2016)[1]
Location30 km (19 mi) NW of Wynyard
LGA(s)Circular Head
RegionNorth West Tasmania
State electorate(s)Braddon
Federal Division(s)Braddon
Localities around Rocky Cape:
Port Latta Bass Strait Rocky Cape National Park
Mawbanna Rocky Cape Sisters Beach
Shakespeare Hills Forest Reserve Dip Range Regional Reserve Montumana


The Detention River flows through the locality, which was previously known as “Detention”.[3]

Road infrastructureEdit

The C227 route (Rocky Cape Road) terminates at the Bass Highway in Rocky Cape. It runs north-east to the promontory “Rocky Cape”, within the national park.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "2016 Census Quick Stats Rocky Cape (Tas.)". Australian Bureau of Statistics. 23 October 2017. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  2. ^ Google (20 November 2018). "Rocky Cape, Tasmania" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Placenames Tasmania - Rocky Cape". Placenames Tasmania. Retrieved 18 November 2018. Search, enter 1213P Search, select row, show Details
  4. ^ "Tasmanian Road Route Codes" (PDF). Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment. May 2017. Retrieved 18 November 2018.