Summer Camping Tasmania

December 2, 2018 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Camping Tasmania,Free Camping

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Summer has officially started, so time to start planning your summer camping adventure in Tasmania. For the longest time, Summer has been a time in Tasmania where mum and dad have packed the family tent into the station wagon, chucked in the dog, the tent and a few basic essentials (a slab of VB) plus the kids of course and headed to the beach for their annual camping holiday. Times have changed a little over the past 20 or so years, with an increase in tourism and visitor numbers attracted to Tasmania and mainlanders ‘rudely’ taking up some of the best camping spots to get that great Instagram shot! In reality, we generally recommend avoiding camping at the most popular sites over the Christmas / New Year period as it simply isn’t enjoyable in our opinion – it can be very crowded, noisy and inevitably stressful both in terms of finding a campsite and getting set up and then having to deal with everything horrible that comes with being cramped into tight spots and with people who may simply be camping for a party, and not for the peace and tranquility of the great Tasmanian outdoors.

Some of the more popular camping areas in Tasmania in summer are Arthur River, Marrawah,  Bay of Fires, Freycinet, Macquarie Heads Strahan and Narawntapu National Park. List of free campsites Tasmania. If you can avoid camping over the really busy late December, early to mid-January periods we strongly recommend you do! In preparing for your summer camping holiday in Tasmania, we have a few simple pieces of advice:

  • Make a checklist of what you will need
  • Take plenty of water
  • Try not to go to the busiest spots – try somewhere different to camp in Tasmania such as bush camping adventure
  • Do your research – check whether dogs are allowed, check if there is fresh water
  • Please be respectful of other campers – if the site says no generators, it means NO GENERATORS
  • Where there is an honour system for paying fees, please pay fees!
  • Have a backup plan – many people turn up at Freycinet in the middle of summer and expect a prime camping spot on Wineglass Bay. This won’t happen – campsites are allocated by ballot early in the year and you will be left disappointed, a long way from anywhere and with a few other camping options. Plan, plan, plan.
  • Check if you need a National Parks Pass in advance – they can be purchased at some campsites, but not at all, Don’t risk a fine, and more importantly do the right thing. Fees from passes are used to maintain and improve Tasmania’s beautiful National Parks.