Camping Nelson Bay Arthur River

Nelson Bay, Arthur River TAS
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Nelson Bay camping area is located some 11 km south of the main township of Arthur River on the beautiful far West Coast of Tasmania. Fees are payable to stay at Nelson Bay, and are payable at the Arthur River ranger station on the C214 Road. This camping area is patrolled by a local Ranger and is suitable for fully independent travellers and campers only, noted that there are no facilities at this campsite. Nelson Bay campsite, Sundown Point is within the Arthur- Pieman Conservation area in the renowned Tarkine region of Tasmania. This campsite is one that is very well regarded by those who make the effort to camp at Nelson Bay, Sundown Point. However, please note that as Nelson Bay campsite faces west towards the Southern Ocean, winds can be extremely strong and weather changeable and unpredictable meaning you must be very well prepared when camping at Nelson Bay, especially if you are planning to camp in a tent. Permits are not required to access the Nelson Bay campground, Sundown Point Arthur River. Off-road permits are required for access to leased shacks in this area. As you enter the Nelson Bay camping area after leaving the main road, you will see private shacks to the left of the road with a sign clearly marked ‘No Camping Beyond This Point’. At this junction, turn right where you will find grassed camping area on the left of the road close to the beach and a further smaller section on the right of the gravel road. Dogs OK, but they must be on a lead and kept under control at all time. See also: Manuka Campground Arthur RiverPeppermint Campground Arthur RiverPrickly Wattle campground Arthur River. The cost to camp is $6 per night for 2-adults. There are no services at Nelson Bay Arthur River.

The Western Explorer route is beyond Arthur River and is a stunning drive for the more adventurous along gravel roads with spectacular scenery. Please note there is no mobile phone reception in this area, and the road can be very rough in sections. This road takes you to the very pretty small town of Corinna on the Pieman River and is app. 100 kilometres in length. If travelling from the North or North West, you can access Arthur River by taking the A2 for 50 km beyond Smithton to Marrawah (see Camping Marrawah) where you will find awesome surfing and walks on windswept beaches, and awesome waves for avid surfers at times.  Continue on gravel roads 14 km further south to reach Arthur River.

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State or Territory Tasmania
Region West Coast Tasmania
Town Arthur River
Campground Name Nelson Bay
Dogs Allowed Yes
Website Visit Link Here
Maximum Stay 2-months
Bookings Taken No
National Park No
Suit Big Rigs Yes
Suitable Tent Camping Yes
4WD Only Camping No
Country Australia
State/Province Tasmania
distance: 291 Kilometers
Address Nelson Bay, Arthur River TAS
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