The Arve River Campground, popular free camping area south of Hobart near the town of Geeveston and close to Hartz Mountains National Park where you can do many bushwalks. No National Parks Pass is required to camp at Arve River. There are no powered sites, and the campground is best suited to tent camping and smaller vehicles. Access to the Arve River camping and picnic area is by travelling on the C631 for 15 kilometres west of the town of small, but the picturesque town of Geeveston. Water is available from a tank on-site, however, it is recommended that you boil before drinking. There are typically small amounts of firewood available, however, you must observe any local fire bans and under no circumstances is wood to be taken from trees. There are a number of popular attractions located near the Arve River campground; the Hartz Mountains are twin mountains located in this area being app. 55 kilometres southwest of Hobart and are part of the Hartz Mountains National Park. Take extreme care when camping in this area, and in particular in cooler months. All year round you can encounter snow, high rainfall, extremes of temperature, strong winds and sudden weather changes. This campsite is an excellent base for exploring the Arve River and surrounding forests; the river is easily accessed by a set of stairs to make it easy to reach the river instead of climbing down the bank. Geeveston is a small timber and apple-producing area of southeastern Tasmania and is the gateway to the Arve River forests and Hartz Mountains National Park. Be sure to visit the Tahune Airwalk when camping Arve River. Dogs are OK, but they must be kept on a lead and under control at all times.