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Cockle Creek Camping

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Cockle Creek camping, there are several campsites with pit toilets only and no fresh drinking water or firewood Cockle Creek campground is located at Recherche Bay Nature Recreation area, immediately before the Cockle Creek bridge. Bookings cannot be made to camp at Cockle Creek, and there are no camping charges. There is tank water, but it must be treated before drinking. National park entry fees apply beyond the Cockle Creek Bridge. No dogs are allowed in the part of the Cockle Creek camping area that is located inside the national park, and you must be in possession of a national parks pass. National park passes can be purchased online, in Hobart, Huonville Parks Office Forest and Heritage Centre, Geeveston, or Hastings Caves Visitor Centre. Generators or fires permitted inside the national park section of Cockle Creek are not permitted but are OK in the Recherche Bay Nature Recreation Area outside the National Park. There are smaller campsites, plus a larger one at Bolton’s Green that also has pit toilets. The road to Cockle Creek is often rough in places – especially after heavy rain so care should be taken. Caravan access is possible with care. The Recherche Bay series of camping areas begin app. 8 kilometres north of Cockle Creek at the end of the road.

This is the most southern point of any formed road on the planet. As you pass through the Recherche Bay area you will find lots of camping areas on the right-hand side of the road. Please note there are no shops, no services or mobile telephone coverage in this part of Tasmania. The weather can be very changeable and challenging – please make sure you are well-prepared and an experienced camper when camping at Cockle Creek. Cockle Creek is a tiny settlement in Tasmania and the farthest point south that you can drive in Australia. The Cockle Creek campground is app. 150 km from the state capital of Tasmania, Hobart and is accessed by travelling on the Huon Highway. It is located on Recherche Bay on the edge of the Southwest National Park, part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. This part of Tasmania is popular for camping, fishing, bushwalking, and birdwatching. If you are planning on an extended camping holiday at Cockle Creek, please note that Huonville is the last major shopping centre where you will find a Woolworths supermarket. It is recommended that you pick up any supplies you will require whilst passing through Huonville, which is 85 kilometres before Cockle Creek.

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Southern Tasmania
Cockle Creek
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Cockle Creek Campground
(03) 6121 7031
Dogs Allowed
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21 days
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Tent Only Camping?


4WD Only Camping?

Drive south from Hobart on the Huon Highway for app. 148 kilometres, following signs to Huonville, Dover and Geeveston.

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