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.