Top Campsites Bay Of Fires

Bay of Fires is a bay on the north-east coast of Tasmania in Australia. The Bay Of Fires extends from Binalong Bay to Eddystone Point and was named in 1773 by Captain Tobias Furneaux who saw the fires of Aboriginal people on the beaches and thus named it Bay of Fires. The Bay of Fires features pristine sandy white beaches, blue water, and orange-hued granite – the colour is produced by a lichen. The northern section of the bay is part of Mount William National Park, whilst the southern end is a conservation area. A wide range of activities can be undertaken in the Bay of Fires area, including camping, beach activities, boating, bird-watching, fishing, swimming, surfing, boating, photography, kayaking, and bushwalking. Why not try finding a camping spot using the camping map Tasmania.

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Bay of Fires Tasmania was named the world’s “hottest” travel destination in 2009 by international guide book Lonely Planet. Bay of FIres was described by Lonely Planet as “a castaway bay” with a 29 kilometres ribbon of sea and surf spooling out from the old whaling town of St Helens, on Tasmania’s north-east coast. “White beaches of hourglass-fine sand, Bombay Sapphire sea, an azure sky – and nobody,” the guide says. “This is the secret edge of Tasmania, laid out like a pirate’s treasure map of the perfect beach after sheltered cove, all fringed with forest. “It’s not long since the Bay of Fires came to international attention, and the crowds are bound to flock. Now is the time to visit.” The Bay of Fires is famous for its free camping, that is popular with locals and visitors alike. There are many camping areas in the conservation area, which is at the southern end and is approached from St. Helens, and that stretch along a 13-kilometre section of road that ends at private land known as ‘The Gardens’. The north section of the Bay of Fires is inside the Mount William National Park, meaning that parks fees apply (http://www.parks.tas.gov.au) Access is via Gladstone and leads to Ansons Bay and Policeman’s Point. Visitors will need to turn left before Anson’s Bay and head towards the Eddystone Point lighthouse. Forester kangaroos, the only species of kangaroo in Tasmania, are common in this area of the park so please take care on roads when driving at dawn or dusk. If you are lucky, Bennetts wallabies, pademelons, wombats, echidnas, sea eagles or wedge tail eagles can be regularly seen in the area. There is a walking track that will take you to the summit of Mount William, where you will see panoramic views of surrounding beaches, and as far as Flinders Island on a clear day.

The Bay Of Fires is a world-renowned, spectacular region of Tasmania north of the small coastal town of St. Helens on Tasmania’s far north-east coast. At Bay Of Fires, you will find pristine white sandy beaches, sparkling blue water and granite tinged with orange lichen. Cosy Corner North is one of a number of popular camping sites at Bay Of Fires with many camping areas immediately nearby and to the south. Cosy Corner North is best accessed off The Gardens Road, app. 5.5ks along Binalong Bay Road. This spot is suitable for larger caravans, campervans, motorhomes and other big rigs. At Cosy Corner North you will find camping suitable for campervans and motorhomes. The camping locations are easily accessed by turning off Binalong Bay Road, where you will only travel app. 200 metres. Please note you must carry your own drinking water and firewood. Dogs are OK, but must be kept on leads and under control at all times – a ranger patrols the camping areas Bay Of Fires. There are excellent pit toilets at Cosy Corner North campground. Long walks on the beach, and beach fishing, are popular activities at Cosy Corner North.

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The Bay Of Fires is a world-renowned, spectacular region of Tasmania north of the small coastal town of St. Helens on Tasmania’s far north-east coast. At Bay Of Fires, you will find white sandy beaches, sparkling blue water, and granite tinged with orange lichen. At Grants Lagoon free camping Bay of Fires, you will find an open, grassy area that has boat access to the lagoon and sites suitable for campervans, motorhomes, and caravans. A day use area is located nearby with access to the beach. To access Grants Lagoon, head along Binalong Bay Rd (C850), turn left after app. 8 km to the Gardens – the Grants Lagoon track is signposted app. 1.5 km past the turn-off.

In this area, visitors can enjoy a range of beach activities such as walking swimming and boating perfect white beaches contrast with brilliant turquoise seas and granite headlands tinged with orange lichen. You can camp at no cost – yes free camping Bay of Fires, in the many designated areas such as Grants Lagoon but also Jeanneret Beach, Swimcart Beach, Cosy Corner, Sloop Lagoon, Big Lagoon, and Policemans Point.

Please note, the facilities are very basic – you will need to carry your own food and water. Many campsites are sheltered, being popular with fishermen, photographers and birdwatchers. At Bay of Fires can expect to experience grey kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, echidnas and possums plus many sea and forest birds.

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Policemans Point is located on Tasmania’s sunny East Coast, close to Ansons Bay, Binalong Bay and app. 39 kilometres from St Helens. It is accessed from road number C843, 5 kilometres to the East of Ansons Bay. To access from the Southern end, take the Ansons Bay Road (C843) for a distance of just over 34 kilometres. You will then see a sign with the turnoff to Policemans Point displayed. If you are accessing Policemans Point from the Northern end, you also take the C843 – Ansons Bay Road – for a distance of 3 kilometres to the west of Ansons Bay, and then for a further distance of 5 kms to where you will see signs to this camping area. There are no costs to camp at Policeman’s Point, and no bookings can be made. A National Parks pass is not required, and dogs un control at all times are OK. The Southern side of Policemans Point offers good protection in coastal scrub, noting weather in this area can be changeable and harsh at all times of the year. This camping area is suitable for small campervans, camper trailers and caravans however you must bring all food, water and amenities. Please note the roads into Policeman’s Point are all gravel, and you need to take care – especially with big rigs. Once at the campsite, there are excellent camping options both immediately near the water and a little further back with good shelter, and well grassed sites for tent camping. The toilets at Policeman’s Point are relatively new and very good. This site is very popular for fishing – extreme care should be taken if you are planning any water based activities at this campsite.

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Policeman’s Point is in the Bay of Fires Conservation area, but is further away than the more popular sites and therefore an alternative if you are looking to perhaps get away from the crowds that often inhabit Bay of Fires or looking for a slightly different Tasmanian camping experience. Camping Bay Of Fires – a world-renowned, picturesque region of Tasmania north of the small coastal town of St. Helens on the far north-east coast of Tassie. At Bay Of Fires, you will find white sandy beaches, clear blue water and granite tinged with orange lichen. Bay Of Fires was given its name by Captain Tobias Furneaux in 1773 when fires were observed being burned by Aboriginals on shore. The area is famous for the range of beach and water activities offered plus bird-watching and walking which are popular in this area. If you are lucky you may spot a pod of dolphins close to the beach. There is a conservation area at the southern accessible from St Helens. Here you will find camping grounds along a 13-kilometre section of road ending at private land known as The Gardens. Policemans Point is in the middle section of Bay of Fires.

Free camping Jeanneret Beach Bay of Fires, Jeanneret Beach is located on the far North East Coast of Tasmania, close to Ansons Bay, Binalong Bay and St Helens in the world famous Bay Of Fires free camping area. Jeanneret Beach can be accessed of The Gardens Road app. 3 kilometres from the Binalong Bay Road (C848). Jeanneret Beach has a day use area, with grassed, secluded and well-sheltered campsites at adjoining Round Hill. Facilities include pit toilet, no water or firewood, no rubbish collection. Maximum stay 4 weeks -accessible to caravans, campervans, camper trailers and motorhomes. There are strictly NO DOGS allowed at Jeanneret Beach. This not the largest or best camping area Bay of Fires, but is still a very pretty location and located immediately adjacent to the beach. Please take care in the water, and there is a strong rip in this area.

There is no firewood or drinking water at this camping site, fires are allowed but you will need to carry your own firewood. There are limited shopping facilities in the region, so you will also need to be largely self-sufficient. This is a very pretty camping spot at Bay Of Fires. It offers good shelter at the many camping sites on the northern end, where you can camp in and around trees at Round Hill Point. This camping site at Bay Of Fires is well suited to larger vans such as campervans, motorhomes or caravans. Swim and snorkel or fish in the pristine waters (with care) or take a long walk along the Binalong Bay Coastal Walk. The Bay Of Fires is a world-renowned, spectacular region of Tasmania north of the small coastal town of St. Helens on Tasmania’s far north-east coast. At Bay Of Fires, you will find white sandy beaches, sparkling blue water and granite tinged with orange lichen. Dogs are NOT permitted at Jeanneret Beach campground.

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At Sloop Reef camping Bay Of Fires you will find crystal clear blue waters and pure white sand atop the amazing beaches. Sloop Reef can be found in the Southern Corner of Taylor’s Beach; to access you will find a signposted Road off Garden’s Road, approximately 7.5 Kms from the intersection of Binalong Bay Road. Go left for a distance of app. 200 metres where you will find a small camping area that overlooks the water. This camping spot at Bay Of Fires is suitable for small campervans, camper trailers and vans. If you are planning to camp in tents, head right a distance of app. 200 metres where you will find a small area suitable for tent camping. Camping Bay Of Fires is a world-renowned, spectacular region of Tasmania north of the small coastal town of St. Helens on Tasmania’s far north-east coast. At Bay Of Fires, you will find white sandy beaches, sparkling blue water and granite tinged with orange lichen. Swimcart Beach is signposted when travelling of The Gardens Road, just out of the small coastal seaside town of St Helens. It is just over 4km from Binalong Bay Road, then app. 400 metres to where you will find the camping sites. Swimcart Beach camping area is suitable for larger motorhomes, campervans and caravans. You must, however, carry your own drinking water and firewood; there are minimal local options for food purchase so also come prepared with your own food and provisions. Sloop Reef is suitable for both small campervans and also tent camping; please note there are no facilities. See also: Camping Mt William

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  1. Camping Cosy Corner North
  2. Camping Cosy Corner South
  3. Camping Grants Lagoon
  4. Camping Jeanneret Beach
  5. Camping Policemans Point
  6. Camping Swimcart Beach
  7. Camping Moulting Bay

Camping Moulting Bay, Humbug Nature Reserve Bay of Fires, close St Helens, Binalong Bay East Coast Tasmania, free campground pets OK. Great location for fishing, suits big rigs, tent camping with lots of shade and privacy, Features pit toilet only, otherwise, you must be fully self-sufficient. Moulting Bay is the first camping area you come to after leaving St Helens and heading North towards Binalong Bay. The Moulting Bay campground is not the most popular campsite in the Bay of Fires area, but one that we recommend as it can be less busy than other more popular sites in this region. At Moulting Bay campground there is access to boat-launching facilities, where you can go fishing in Georges Bay. Alternatively, you can spin or bait fish from the shore. Campers should be largely self-sufficient, carry your own water and firewood. To access Moulting Bay Campground, turn right off Binalong Bay Rd at the sign to Moulting Bay, which is located 7 km north of St Helens. The camping area is on a fairly good gravel access road to the right, 1 km from the turn-off. Humbug Point covers some 1600 Hectares and is a popular location for camping, bushwalking, fishing, bird watching and looking for wildlife. Humbug Point is on the northern side of Georges Bay, St Helens and features spectacular coastal woodland from sheltered Moulting Bay and pristine ocean beaches. In this region, there are options for safe swimming, fishing, boating and kayaking. Best Camping Bay of Fires

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