Camping River Rocks Coles Bay

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The River and Rocks campsite is located app. 20 km south of the turnoff to Coles Bay and is signposted off from the Tasman Highway. River Rocks campsite is easily accessed and suitable for big rigs including motorhomes, caravans, camper trailers and campervans as well as for basic tent camping. The campsite River Rocks is well suited to group camping and there are a decent number of reasonably private sites which can accommodate a caravan or motorhome. There are no powered sites at River Rocks, no bookings are possible and pets, kept under control, are OK. River and Rocks campground is patrolled by rangers and has a pit toilet and barbecue; you will, however, need to bring your own water and firewood. This campsite is not in the Freycinet National Park so camping fees or park entry don’t apply. Campers can stay for a maximum of 4-weeks at River Rocks campsite. There are no showers and only a pit toilet. There is no drinking water, so you must carry your own fresh drinking water. Fires are only permitted in the fireplaces that are provided and you must carry your own wood – fuel stoves are recommended. For food, petrol and other supplies you will need to drive into nearby Coles Bay. There is a small track to the river to launch boats, but please note the water is shallow. There is mobile phone, TV and mobile internet access if your carrier is Telstra. You can choose from a large open camping area for drive-through vehicles or individual bays. Larger vehicles should take extreme care on the soft sand as it is easy to get bogged. To access, drive to the waypoint on Coles Bay Road, some 7.5km North of Coles Bay before turning southwest. Continue for 800m to the campground along the dirt road. The River Rocks campground is extremely popular during Christmas and Easter holidays, school holidays and long weekends. Fishing is popular at this great little campsite. See also: Camping Friendly Beaches: Camping Wineglass Bay: Camping Douglas Apsley: Camping Freycinet National Park: Camping Freycinet Paintball Campground: Camping Chain of Lagoons: Camping Shelly Point:

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State or Territory
East Coast Tasmania
Coles Bay
Campground Name
River Rocks Campground
Dogs Allowed
Maximum Stay
Bookings Taken
National Park
Suitable Big Rigs
Yes - careful in soft sand
Tent Only Camping?


4WD Only Camping?
Close to Beach Pet Friendly

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