Camping Cradle Mountain

Lilydale Falls is a great, small free camping area located app. 25 kilometres north-east of Tasmania’s largest northern city, Launceston on the B81 Highway. The Lilydale Falls are located just a short walk from the campground, and well worth a visit to both sets of falls. There is a maximum 2-night stay at the Lilydale Falls Reserve Campground. This campground is suitable for smaller campervans, caravans and camper trailers as well as tent based camping. The Lilydale Falls Campground has signposted access some. 2.5 kilometres north of Lilydale on the B1 highway. In 1923 the Lilydale Council was granted a 99-year lease over some 40 acres of land that includes the Lilydale Falls Reserve. The reserve is also a popular picnic area for day use. A short easy walk from the campsite takes you to two sets of falls, one above the other which, although small, are picturesque and often photographed. The Lilydale Falls Campground and picnic reserve have amenities including fireplaces, toilets, water and showers. A charge is made for showers, caravan power connection and campsites. Fees are payable to the Lilydale Newsagent & Takeaway which is located a short drive away in Main Rd Lilydale. The Lilydale Falls campground has a playground, picnic shelter and free firewood making it an attractive free campsite if you are heading towards the East Coast Of Tasmania. There is a grassed area beyond some bollards that is suitable for tent camping only meaning you have to carry your own equipment.

To book, call  the Lilydale Newsagent and Takeaway on +613 6395 1156

Pioneer Park campground is located some 10 kilometres south of the small seaside North West Tasmanian Coastal town of Penguin and approximately 1.5 km south of the small rural town of Riana. The Pioneer Park camping area offers powered and non-powered sites and is suitable for tent based camping and for camping in campervans, motorhomes, camper trailers and other big rigs. The Pioneer Park campground has hot showers (gold coin required)  picnic shelters, septic toilets, barbecues, picnic tables and drinking water with all sites level and grassy and some with shade. The nearby Riana General Store offers gas refilling and is located app. 1.5k from the campsites. A caretaker collects fees and visits the area each evening. The Pioneer Park Campground Tasmania is located between Riana and South Riana; if heading from Penguin, head towards Riana past the cricket oval, past the service station and shop where you will find the park well signposted on your left. This is a volunteer operated run facility and generally quiet, relaxing and peaceful. There is a donation box for day users. Pioneer Park is a camping area is located in the Wynyard, Smithton, Gunns Plains and the Leven Canyon area of Tasmania and a great base to explore this beautiful area of Tassie.

Myrtle Park campground, popular low-cost caravan park, camping area located close to Launceston and managed by the Launceston City Council suit tent camping, caravans, camper trailers, campervans and big rigs. Facilities are very good, modern and clean and you generally find a good family atmosphere where the kids can run around and have a great time playing sport, kicking a ball, riding their bikes, fishing or swimming (with care). The opportunities for swimming in the adjacent St Pats river are good, however, it isn’t recommended during cooler months as the water can be very cool. If you are into trout fishing, take your fishing rod as there are good opportunities to catch a trout in the St Patrick’s river. Kayakers will enjoy this campsite at Myrtle Park, and whilst the river isn’t really wide there are options for kayaking. The Myrtle Park campground in Targa Tasmania is located in a large area of an open grassed and wooded area on the banks of the St Patrick’s River and has unpowered sites and good amenities, and is suitable for large caravans, motorhomes and big rigs. There is no Internet provided. There are barbecues onsite and takeaway food is available at the onsite shop. Myrtle Park is located some 35 kilometres from Launceston and 30 kilometres from the small town of Scottsdale. Bookings are recommended for those wanting to reserve a site with a fireplace, noting that this campsite is very popular over Christmas, Easter, school holidays and on long weekends, especially over Summer. There free hot showers and free electric barbecue. Fires are allowed in existing fireplaces or in fire pots; fire pots are available for hire from the onsite caretaker, however make sure you check local fire rules as bans may be in place. There are a total of 50 campsites at Myrtle Park caravan park, campground. Fees are $15 for a family (up to 2 adults and their children) per night and $7.50 for extra adults, $7.50 for a singe adult. Dogs are allowed but must be kept on leads and under control at all times.

Camping Hamilton Tasmania, Hamilton is a small historic town located 75 kilometres North West of Hobart, on the Lyell Highway (A2) that connects the state capital Hobart to the major tourist towns on the west coast of Tassie, Strahan and Queenstown. This popular, attractive campground beside the Clyde River has excellent facilities including a children’s playground, dump point toilets, showers, laundry facilities and barbecue. It is well priced at just AUD$6 per night for a maximum stay of 3 nights. There is a self-registration system in operation. This camping area Hamilton is suitable for Big Rigs, including caravans, camper trailers, campervans and motorhomes as well as tent based camping. There is a cafe in the town, and a pub located just a short walk away. If arriving after hours, you can call (0428) 741 909 for camping information. Hamilton was once a busy frontier town consisting of multiple hotels and numerous working breweries. Hamilton is a great stop if you are not in any rush and taking your time when travelling from Hobart to the West Coast of Tassie or vice versa. There is a nice little walk at this campsite that goes alongside the Clyde River, and where if you are lucky you may see a platypus. Take care during summer, as snakes are common in this area. See also: camping Lake Meadowbankcamping Mt FieldCamping Fishing Tasmania: Camping Repulse Dam:

Lake Gairdner free camping, Moina Cradle Mountain central highlands Tasmania is a relatively good size privately owned paddock along the edge of spectacular Lake Gairdner. The Lake Gairdner camping spot is popular with locals who like to fish in Lake Gairdner, with campers who look after the area welcome. Entry to this camping spot is via a dirt road off the main road that connects the small town of Moina to Cradle Mountain. Just before a white bridge, you will find a relatively small camping area to the left, and immediately over the bridge another camping area to the right which is larger. There are no facilities whatsoever so campers must be fully self-sufficient. Please note this part of Tasmania is subject to high winds, high rainfall and heavy snow at times, so anyone camping at Lake Gairdner must be well equipped. Lake Gairdner camping is suitable for campervans, caravans and motorhomes, however, please note the gravel road leading to this campsite is narrow and windy so care must be taken – especially after heavy rain. Lake Gairdner is located on the banks of this hydro lake. Often if the campground at Cradle Mountain is full this campground can offer a good alternative, but you must be fully self-sufficient can carry your own fresh drinking water and firewood. To access the Lake Gairdner campground, turn west off the Cradle Mountain Rd C132, 1 km south of Moina. Follow a dirt road and just before a white bridge, you will find an unshaded open paddock where you can camp at no cost.

The Branxholm Camping Ground, suitable tent camping, caravans, campervans motorhomes and big rigs with non-powered sites only. There is a swimming pool, children’s playground and tennis court. There is an IGA Supermarket immediately across the road and great counter meals from the local hotel that is in close walking distance.The Branxholm Camping Ground is located just a five-minute drive from the Blue Derby MTB Trails at Derby, Branxholm is an ideal base from which to discover the North East of Tasmania. There are some excellent bushwalks in and around Branxholm and this campground Branxholm is close to the Great Briesis Water Race walk; an amazing feat of engineering! Facilities at the Branxholm free campground include free electric barbecue, showers (AUD $2 per use), toilets, laundry, unpowered sites free of charge. The driving time from Launceston to Branxholm is app.one-hour-and-15-minutes or 1-hour from St Helens on the East Coast. Maximum stay is 2-weeks and there is no cost. Pets are strictly prohibited. See also: Northeast Caravan Park Scottsdale. See RV Friendly Ringarooma

Leven Canyon camping, access to the Leven Canyon Reserve campground is via the small town of Nietta, near Ulverstone on the North West Coast of Tasmania. Travel through Nietta until you find a fork in the road, then turn right onto C128 and travel approximately 9 kilometres until you come to this grassed reserve. This is a popular, peaceful location with basic, but good facilities including picnic tables, a shelter, toilets, a barbecue and firepots. The Leven Canyon camping area is a popular place for day visitors and features walking tracks and picnic areas. The lookout platform provides visitors with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. The Black Bluff Mountain, being 1349 metres high, is an awesome sight with the Black range running north-south with the bluff on the northern end. The parking area here is excellent and the grassy camping ground and picnic area, set amongst the trees, has small fireplaces and tables spread around. There are no charges to camp at Leven Canyon – this site is not suitable for camping in campervans, motorhomes or camper trailers. There is an undercover eating area and flushing toilets. The campground at Leven Canyon is well located away from the main carpark and away from the main toilet block. The Leven Canyon Reserve offers good parking with the grassy campsites located amongst the trees.  A popular attraction at Leven Canyon for campers and day visitors is a 1.2km bushwalk, that will take you app. 45-minutes to complete the round trip. The track has almost 700 steps, and is very steep in parts – it is not suitable for very young children or the elderly who have mobility issues. Please note the weather at Leven Canyon can be very cold, and they have heavy rain and snow at times. It’s not recommended for tent camping in the middle of Winter. Please also note that weather conditions that change quickly in Tasmania so always check the weather conditions before bushwalking. See also: Camping Lake Gairdner: Camping Waratah:

The camping area Bradys Lake is popular with fishermen hoping to catch some of the finest, wild brown trout in the world. Access to the Bradys Lake camping area is off the A10; the camping area is signposted just south of the junction of the A10 with the B11 highway. There are limited camping options Brady’s Lake and no facilities meaning you will need to be entirely self-sufficient to camp Brady’s Lake, Central Highlands MienaTasmania. You will find access to the camping ground Brady’s Lake app. 6 kilometres south of the A10 B11 junction with 2 separate access tracks taking you to the camping area – 1 heads south and the other takes you north of the canal. The campsites at Bradys Lake are bush camping, and the area is suitable for larger vehicles, however, please note there is limited room at the Brady’s Lake camping area. Camping is free, but you must have a valid license to fish for trout in Tasmania, and fishing is seasonal. Campers are advised they need to take their own fuel stove, water and a portable toilet is also recommended as there are no toilets for camping Bradys Lake. Bronte Lagoon, Dee Lagoons, Bradys Lake and Lake Echo are members of a group of lakes on the southern side of the Arthurs Lake plateau offering a range of superb trout fishing opportunities. Accommodation is available nearby at Bronte Park and Tarraleah – phone (03) 7271 6221 for more information.See also:

Free camping Humbug Point Nature Reserve, Georges Bay St Helens Tasmania is a large camping area with water access and accessible off Binalong Bay Road, north of the small fishing and tourist town of St Helens. This is a very popular area for bushwalking bird watching and a range of watersports and activities including fishing. Dogs are OK on leads and when kept under control at all times. A ranger patrols the area – there are no facilities at the Humbug Point Nature Reserve. To access Humbug Point camping area, if travelling from St Helens take Binalong Bay Road and travel for a distance of app. 7 kilometres, before turning right into the Humbug Point Nature Reserve. Travel a further 800 metres, then turn right at a fork in the road where you will find the large Humbug Point camping area, that offers excellent shade and is suitable for campervans, motorhomes, camper trailers and caravans. St Helens is the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania. St Helens is located on Georges Bay and accessed off the Tasman Highway, some. 160 km east of Tasmania’s second largest city, Launceston. St Helens is part of the Break O’Day Council; a council that includes the surrounding town of Binalong Bay. At Humbug Point Nature Reserve camping area there is plenty of space for big rigs and also an area to launch your boat. Without question, this is one of Tasmania’s best campsites and features excellent fishing in Georges Bay. Campers are reminded it is necessary to carry your own water and firewood. To access Humbug Point campground, turn right off Binalong Bay Rd at the sign to Moulting Bay, which is app. 7 km north of St Helens. The camping area is on an access track to the right, app. 1 km from the turn-off. See also: Camping St Helens Point : Camping Dora Point : Camping Bay Of Fires : Camping Swimcart Beach: Camping Sloop Reef: Camping Jeanneret Beach; Camping Grants Lagoon; Camping Moulting Bay: Camping Policemans Point:

Camping Macquarie Heads, a campground located on the Northern end of Macquarie Harbour, Strahan West on the West Coast Tasmania. To access the Macquarie Heads camping area, travel from the small tourist town of Strahan on the Ocean Road for app. 4 kilometres. Then turn left onto the C251 – along this road you will pass the Swan Basin Picnic Area. The campground Macquarie Heads is 11 kilometres down this road, and is reasonably large and has good shady, well-grassed sites immediately next to Macquarie Harbour.There are resident caretakers on site who collect camping fees, and who make sure that campers are camping in designated areas and that the rules are not being broken. This low-cost campground is suitable for caravans, campervans, camper trailers and motorhomes. Fishing is a feature of Macquarie Harbour, and the boat ramp is located right next to the camping area. There are public toilets and a dump point. Visitors are able to drive their 4WD onto Ocean Beach to fish or to drive along Ocean Beach. To camp at Macquarie Heads, you must carry your own fresh water and firewood. There are picnic facilities at nearby Swan Basin picnic area. Strahan is a very popular tourist destination in Tasmania and the starting point for famous iconic Gordon River Cruise. The Macquarie Heads Campground gets very busy over Christmas / New Year, Easter, long weekends and school holidays. There is a dump point at nearby Strahan, the boat ramp is excellent and can accommodate large boats. There is also a jetty for the kids to go fishing. This is one of our favourite campsites in Tasmania and one we think you will love. See also: camping Lake Burburycamping Trial Harbourcamping Thureau Hillscaravan Park Queenstowncaravan Park Roseberycaravan parks Strahan