Camping Hobart Show Long Weekend
The Hobart Show Day long-weekend, which occurs during the last weekend in October each year, is a popular time for a camping getaway. The show day, which occurs on a Thursday, allows people lucky enough to have the Friday off as leave to get away for 3-4 days of camping. The weather is generally improving, daylight savings is here and you can travel for 1-2 hours and be in a great location to set up the tent and enjoy some downtime in the lead up to Christmas. This year (2019), the Hobart Show will be held on Thursday the 24th of October so if you haven’t already, put in that annual leave application and start preparing!
Today on the blog we’re providing 5 great options that you might like to consider for a Hobart Show camping adventure and that offer different camping experiences.
- Mayfield Beach Camping – An old favourite, and a very popular campsite for very good reasons! If you are thinking of camping at Mayfield Beach, get there early is our very strong recommendation. It’s a decent size campground suitable for all types of camping but is very, very popular. You can take pooch with you (please keep under control at all times) and there are great options for the kids to explore the beautiful nearby beach. As always, please be careful around water and carefully supervise young children.
- Camping The Neck Bruny Island – This is another great Tassie campground located adjacent to a beautiful beach and with stunning views across the bay. Again, get there early to secure a good spot and be careful to plan your trip so as to catch an early ferry. It’s easy to find, and at night you can take a short car ride to view the fairy penguins as they return to land following a day’s fishing.
- Camping Lake Pedder – For something slightly different, why not head inland to the beautiful Southwest of Tasmania and stay in one of 3 great campsites at Lake Pedder, Strathgordon. There’s Teds Beach, Huon Campground and Edgar Dam campground. All are slightly different, but all definitely worth a visit. And if you’ve never seen the magnificent Gordon Dam, that’s an added incentive to head to Strathgordon for the Hobart Show Day Long Weekend.
- Camping Fortescue Bay – This is a great campsite, but also very popular given its proximity to the 3-Peaks Bushwalk. If bushwalking is your thing, we highly recommend thinking about Fortescue. However, be warned it is likely to be very busy so we recommend you call Parks and Wildlife immediately to try and secure a camping spot. Call them Monday – Friday between 10am – 4pm on (03) 6250 2433
- Lake Sorell Camping – For option 5, we’re giving you something a little different to think about. Lake Sorell is a popular waterway in the central highlands of Tasmania, that has been closed to fishing for sometime whilst attempts are made to erradicate the European Carp from the lake. The Dago Point campground, as it is known, offers true bush camping in the pristine Tasmanian wilderness where you can have a fire (subject to local fire restrictions), throw a snag on the barbie and simply kick back and relax and listen to the native birds.