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Hellyer Gorge Camping

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Hellyer Gorge free roadside overnight camping stop, great small free camping area with options on both sides of the road. This is a popular stop on the Murchison Highway for people travelling to and from Burnie to Strahan and Queenstown or Cradle Mountain. Hellyer Gorge free camping Tasmania is situated midway between Yolla and Waratah. It’s a great free camping area in the Hellyer Gorge State Recreation Area. The Hellyer Gorge is named after Henry Hellyer, through which the Hellyer River flows. It is the subject of the Hellyer Gorge State Reserve. From this picnic area/overnight stop, there is a small 15-minute walk along the river. The main place to camp is on the side of the road where the parking area is located, and where the toilets and shelter are located. However, for smaller campervans and for tent based camping, you can cross the road and immediately you will find a fairly small but relatively flat camping area that is private and located amongst large trees. The Murchison Highway is a great drive and passes through the area with many sharp and steep bends. Being subject to regular now, rain and black ice, this part of road have now been bypassed by the newer Ridgley Highway. This is a mountainous, heavily forested area but one of a number of impressive sections of highway in Tasmania. Since the opening of the Guildford Hampshire road, heavy vehicles leave the Hellyer Gorge more to the tourist traveller, making it a popular spot to stop for a picnic or overnight stay. This campground is best suited to staying in a campervan, motorhome or camper trailer – especially during winter, noting that conditions can be very harsh in this part of Tasmania that is subject to heavy snow, ice and frost at times. The Hellyer Gorge free overnight camping stay has toilets, shelter and a picnic table. There are no charges – carry your own fresh drinking water. The Hellyer Gorge roadside stop offers a great place to stop on the Murchison Highway – the steep winding gorge of the Hellyer River is filled with rainforest of tall myrtle beech and mosses and is spectacular. There are a number of walking tracks along the banks of the Hellyer River adjacent to the camping areas that provide a pleasant walk to refresh before continuing your journey. See also: Free Camping Cradle MountainCamping WaratahCamping Lake GairdnerCamping Gowrie Park

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