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Coronavirus Camping Tasmania

March 26, 2020 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Uncategorized

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Camping Tasmania Coronavirus update – Please note that as a result of the Coronavirus, almost all Tasmanian campgrounds and caravan parks are now CLOSED, as per the details below. All Tasmanian National Parks & Wildlife managed campgrounds and reserves are now closed. These include bushwalks where overnight camping is required, including South Coast Track, Frenchmans Cap track; Overland Track and Walls of Jerusalem track. Campers already at these campsites are required to vacate immediately – park rangers will be enforcing this requirement.


All huts are now closed other than for emergency use.



  • Mt Field Visitor Centre, café and Mount Field Government Huts closed.
  • Maria Island Commissariat Store and Maria Island Penitentiary accommodation closed
  • Maria Island Ferry continues to operate. 
  • Maria Island Campground is closed.
  • The PWS Three Capes Track experience is closed.
  • Hasting Caves and thermal pools closed.

* Tamar Wetlands Centre closed – Boardwalks are still open.

  • Freycinet National Park Visitor Centre closed.
  • The Narwantapu Visitor Centre closed.
  • Mole Creek Caves and visitor centre closed.​
  • Central Plateau Conservation Area tracks are closed. Huts remain open only to be used for emergency purposes.
  • Walls of Jerusalem National Park tracks are closed. 


  • Cradle Mountain Visitors’ Centre closed.
  • The Cradle Mountain shuttle bus service remains open, with each service taking a reduced number of passengers to and from Dove Lake and the Cradle Mountain carpark to meet demand and to ensure the safety of travellers.​​
  • The Overland track is closed but day use walks around the Cradle Mountain remain open.
  • Waldheim cabins closed.​
  • Lake St Clair Visitors’ Centre closed.
  • Arthur River Visitor Centre closed.
  • Highfield House closed.

Due to the rapidly changing nature of the unfolding COVID-19 threat om camping in Tasmania, we will continue to monitor the situation and provide updated advice on this webpage. Please also continue to check the Parks & Wildlife Tasmania website.

In the interest of good hygiene practices and given the limited availability of sanitary items, all visitors are advised to carry their own water, toilet paper and hand sanitiser.