There are few places that offer such a comprehensive range of free camping, where you in many cases have unrestricted access to some of Tasmania’s most pristine natural environment – completed free of charge! Tassie is very popular with backpackers, independent travellers, grey nomads, and people who just generally love the great outdoors and camping with nature. Here at free camping Tasmania, we have created a site to identify free camping locations across the island state of Australia, Tasmania. Our site also includes paid campsites, which you will also find are often very affordable. From King and Flinders Island to Southport in the far south, Strahan on the West Coast, and Coles Bay on the East Coast of Tasmania, we provide detailed information about camping spots, together with tips and tricks to help you prepare for that perfect camping trip. Why not try finding a camping spot using the camping map of Tasmania. Please also note that Free Camping refers to a common European term meaning to ‘free camp’ (ie, camp in tents) as opposed to camping where there are no charges. is maintained by Tasmanians with a love of Tasmania, and a love of camping. We are continually travelling across Tasmania to update our website to ensure you are provided with the most up-to-date, accurate and comprehensive information about camping in Tasmania. Whether you’re a first-time camper, a regular visitor to Tasmania, or a family looking for alternative accommodation, we are here to help you plan a hassle-free alternative holiday in Tasmania to help you get a little closer to nature – perhaps you may even encounter a ‘friendly’ local like a Tassie Devil, Wombat, Wallaby or Pademelon. Many campsites, typically those around towns and cities or popular tourist locations such as Cradle Mountain, Strahan, or Coles Bay, often charge for camping in the area. However, for bargain hunters, there are a large number of free camping spots spread throughout Tasmania (that is camping at no cost) – you just need to know where to look for them, and that’s where we come in!

Free campsites are often a good way to avoid bus

y crowds and packed sites, as well of course as being very friendly on your back pocket! Flights to Tasmania can be pretty cheap, with Jetstar, Virgin, Qantas and Rex Airways providing regular flights to Hobart, Launceston, Burnie, and Devonport. If you are bringing your car, campervan, van, camper trailer, or motorhome on the Spirit of Tasmania, you will find that within a very short period of time from docking in Devonport that you can be away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and camping in a free site on the North West coast of Tasmania.

As sites are typically found in more remote and untouched areas of Tasmania including Tasmania’s unique wilderness forests, you can often find a camping spot far away from other campers. It is important to note, however, that the more remote the locations the more you will need to be fully self-sufficient meaning you will need to carry your own food, water, provisions, and power where needed.

And remember, Tassie has very variable weather so be prepared – one minute you can be getting sunburn, the next it may be raining so be PREPARED!

When thinking of free camping in Tasmania, there are many things to consider including the time of the year you are planning to visit. During Christmas, school holidays, Easter and long weekends Tassie’s popular campsites are generally packed out! It’s not unusual for campers to drive for hours only to find campsites fully subscribed and then left to drive a long way to find alternative accommodation. It always helps, therefore, to do your research and plan ahead.

In general, the more remote the better chance you will have of finding free camping, but also finding a free campsite. And that’s where we fit in – we help you to research your camping holiday in Tassie. We try to make sure we cover things such as whether our pets are welcome – they aren’t allowed in National Parks by the way – and we also try to keep campers updated with any fire warning or restrictions. It can also be helpful to be aware of any pet and fire restrictions in place by the campsite before you arrive, and whether a ranger is available at the website. Tasmania has a large number of national parks; some of which allow camping and some which don’t. Therefore, make sure you carefully check our guide to see whether the area you want to camp allows free camping.