Camping St Helens One Night Stand

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. When camping at Bay Of Fires, you will find white sandy beaches, sparkling blue water and granite tinged with orange lichen. Cosy Corner 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 can be accessed from one of two ways – one leads to protected camping areas located amongst trees, whilst the other is on the far side of the lagoon and leads to a more exposed grassy camping area. This spot is suitable for larger caravans, campervans, motorhomes and other big rigs. There is signposted access off the Gardens Road, just over 5 kilometres from Binalong Bay Road. At Cosy Corner South you have the choice of 2 different camping areas; one is suitable for campervans and motorhomes. The beach shown runs from north to south and is separated by a lagoon. You can walk to the next beach at Swimcart, which also offers free camping at Bay Of Fires Tasmania. If you need hot showers, there are coin-operated showers on the St Helens foreshore. There is so much to see and do at Bay of Fires – if you want. However, given you can stay free for up to 4-weeks, most people are happy to simply relax and enjoy the sheer beauty of this area.

Cosy Corner South free camping Bay of Fires Tasmania is a popular camping location with locals and visitors alike. The best way to access Cosy Corner South is via St Helens along Binalong Bay Road then into Garden Road (left). Please note there is no rubbish bins or water; there is a small general store at Binnalong Bay. You can get freshwater at the Sports Complex in St Helens, where you will also find a dump point. Ranger patrolled; carry own food, no fresh drinking water, no firewood & chemical toilet. See also:

Camping Douglas Apsley National Park Bicheno East Coast Tasmania, free camping walk-in campground very basic bush camping, toilets no other facilities. Dogs strictly prohibited. Great bushwalks in the Douglas Apsley National Park, campers must be fully self-sufficient and carry in a tent, water, and food. This basic bush campsite at Douglas Apsley is located just a few minutes walk from the carpark and walker’s registration station, There is a waterhole at Douglas Apsley which is popular with day visitors during warmer months. The Douglas-Apsley National Park is an inland reserve located between the East Coast Tasmanian towns of Bicheno and St Marys. The park includes three river catchments being the Douglas, Denison and Apsley as well as gorges, a waterhole and cascades. There are many points of interest at Douglas Apsley including dolerite boulders, rugged hills including Nichols Cap, lower-lying sandstones, sweeping coastal views, a range of bushwalks from short to multi-day, wildflowers, waterfalls, swimming holes, bird and wildlife. The Douglas Apsley National Park covers an area of 16,080 hectares and is close to the Freycinet Peninsula and the popular beachside holiday towns of Tasmania’s mild east coast including Coles Bay, Swansea, Bicheno and Scamander. You must use fuel stoves only from 1 October – 30 April. The Douglas-Apsley National Park is app. halfway up Tassie’s east coast, app. 90 minutes’ drive from Launceston and about 110 minutes drive from Hobart. To get to the southern end, turn off the Tasman Highway (A3) onto Rosedale road 3 kilometres north of Bicheno. The northern entrance is via a Forestry road 24 kilometres north of Bicheno. Travel along this road for 4.5 kilometres to a junction and take the left fork along the ‘ E’ road. Travel a further one kilometre to another junction and take the right fork. The car park is 500 metres from this point. The road to Douglas Apsley from Bicheno is gravel but is in quite a good condition. Douglas Apsley Park is sensitive to fire, comprising large sections of dry forest with most of it in the remote and rugged country. Open fires are not permitted between 01 October and 30 April each year. A National Parks Pass is required to camp at Douglas Apsley National Park, and bushwalkers must register at the registration hut at the park entrance. There is also camping at Tevelien Falls and Heritage Falls in the Douglas Apsley National Park – both campsites are walk-in and require that you carry all equipment and are fully self-sufficient. There is also a basic bush campsite on the Leeaberra Track. See also: Camping Friendly Beaches; Camping River Rocks:

No camping is allowed at Paramatta Creek, in either tents or vehicles and the area is patrolled. Paramatta Creek is, however, a great place to stop and rest for a while or even grab some sleep during the day as you travel to or from the North West Coast of Tasmania. Pull off the road, find some shade and put your feet up for a while. There are toilets at Paramatta Creek, a shelter (needs some repairs), a barbecue and a few picnic tables scattered around. Paramatta Creek is located immediately next to the busy Bass Highway that connects Launceston and Hobart to Latrobe, Devonport, Ulverstone, Penguin and Burnie. There is plenty of room at the Paramatta Creek roadside rest area, Sassafrass between Deloraine and Latrobe for big rigs such as campervans, motorhomes, caravans and camper trailers.

The camping area at Black River near Smithton Tasmania is located some 2 kilometres west of Peggs Beach camping area. This is an excellent camping site with a large number of secluded, grassed and sheltered camping spots. There is a camper self-registration system in operation at Black River Campground. The Black River camping area is located 15 minutes west of Hellyer Beach, Black River is accessed through Peggs Beach camping area on the eastern side of the river. There is a lot of bird life in this area, and also lots of native Tasmania wildlife. These secluded sites are located in coastal vegetation next to the Black River estuary. Smithton is located in the far North-West of Tasmania. There is safe swimming at nearby Brickmakers Beach and a boat ramp also close by where you can launch your boat into Black River. This is a 200+ hectare conservation area located between Stanley and Rocky Cape National Park – see also: Camping Rocky Cape This conservation area includes beachfront and coastal vegetation and the beautiful Peggs Beach. Camping is available at the Peggs Beach Campsite end or beside the estuary, and with 4WD boat-launching areas at both camping sites – fishing is very popular this camping location. Fees are AUD $13 for 2 persons, children under <17 stay free. Each additional adult is $5. 7 Nights camping at Black River campground will cost $50 for 2 people. See also: camping Peggs BeachCamping Rocky CapeRV Friendly PenguinRV Friendly Wynyard

Camping Griffin Campground Mathinna Fingal Tasmania is on a first come, first served basis. There are no charges, and bookings can’t be made – Griffin camping is popular with family groups over Christmas, Easter and school holidays. Griffin campground is one of only a few areas in Tasmania where it is legal to take your trail bikes, All Terrain Vehicles (ATV’s) and motorbikes. There are 2 distinct areas, that are adjace4nt to each other and both are suitable for camping. The second area is where motorcycles are allowed, and they should not be ridden or taken into the adjacent designated camping area. Please do not ride in the campground or disturb other campers, whilst travelling to and from the clearly marked, designated riding areas. There are toilets in both areas, campfires and a couple of picnic tables. However, due to vandalism, the campground generally isn’t in a great condition. Griffin Park is a popular destination for anyone looking for a longer stay in the Fingal Valley area. The Griffin Camping area is a popular choice to explore surrounding forests for walks, waterfalls, animal spotting, photography and for trout fishing in the South Esk River. The Griffin campground is set immediately next to the bank of the river. The Griffin Camping area Mathinna offers many sites on a large grassy area with sites offering shade, sun or relative privacy. However, please be aware that anyone looking for peace and quiet is unlikely to find it here when there are motorcycles in the area. The river is not only suitable for trout fishing but also swimming (with care). Be careful and on the lookout for snakes during warmer months. To reach this campsite travel North on the B43 for 25 kilometres from Fingal to the Mathinna turn off. Turn right across the bridge and then take the first left for app. 600 metres where you will find a picnic area by the river. Follow the signs a further 5 kilometres to Griffin Park. You will find several large open camping locations, suitable for campervans and caravans.

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The Arve Campground, popular free camping area south of Hobart near the town of Geeveston and close to Hartz Mountains National Park where you can do many bushwalks. No National Parks Pass is required to camp at Arve River. There are no powered sites, and the campground is best suited to tent camping and smaller vehicles. Access to the Arve River camping and picnic area is by travelling on the C631 for 15 kilometres west of the town of small, but the picturesque town of Geeveston. Water available from a tank on site, however, it is recommended that you boil before drinking.There are typically small amounts of firewood available, however, you must observe any local fire bans and under no circumstances is wood to be taken from trees. There are a number of popular attractions located near the Arve River campground; the Hartz Mountains are twin mountains located in this area being app. 55 kilometres south-west of Hobart and are part of the Hartz Mountains National Park. Take extreme care when camping in this area, and in particular in cooler months. All year round you can encounter snow, high rainfall, extremes of temperature, strong winds and sudden weather changes. This campsite is an excellent base for exploring the Arve River and surrounding forests; the river is easily accessed by a set of stairs to make it easy to reach the river instead of climbing down the bank. Geeveston is a small timber and apple producing area of southeastern Tasmania and is the gateway to the Arve River forests and Hartz Mountains National Park. Be sure to visit the Tahune Airwalk when camping Arve River. Dogs are OK, but they must be kept on a lead and under control at all times.

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

Peggs Beach camping area is part of the beautiful Peggs Beach Conservation Area, close to Smithton Tasmania on the far North West Coast of Tassie. To camp at Peggs beach you must bring firewood and a fire pot – campfires are not allowed. Tank water is available but should be boiled for at least 10-minutes or treated before drinking. There are a good number of excellent camping spots; secluded or open including sites that can accommodate big rigs such as motorhomes, campervans, camper trailers or  caravans. Cost for school groups is $2.50 per night, $10 for 7 nights. Peggs Beach Conservation Area has two designated camping areas; the first is Black River campground which features pit toilets but no drinking water and the second is this campsite at Peggs Beach itself which has flushing toilets but still no drinking water. Please note this camping location is of moderate size and is very popular over the Christmas New Year period so don’t turn up on Christmas Day or at Easter and expect to find a campsite. The area has excellent safe swimming beaches, including at Brickmakers. As this is a conservation area and not a national park, park entry fees do not apply. Although the Peggs Beach campground is quite close to the busy main highway on the North West Coast, it is right next to a lovely beach with boat-launching places nearby. Peggs Beach has sites sheltered among coastal vegetation and a separate, more open area that has limited facilities. To access Peggs Beach, turn off the Bass Hwy app. 11 km east of the Stanley turn-off, or 14 km west of the Rocky Cape turn-off. See also: Camping Rocky Cape – RV Friendly Smithton – RV Friendly PenguinRV Friendly Wynyard – Camping Black River

Lake Leake campground is app. 10 kilometres north of Swansea and 35 kilometres east of Campbell Town and accessible from signposts off the A3 Highway. The Lake Leake camping area is an attractive grassed area located beside the popular Lake Leake fishing lake. Lake Leake campground has four level areas with power for caravans, campervans, camper trailers and motorhomes. If demand is high, overflow camping may be available at a nearby oval. There are limited facilities at the Lake Leake campground, that include toilets, shelter and showers. The lake can hold 22.1 gigaliters of water and was named after Charles Henry Leake, who was a member of the Tasmanian Legislative Council. The lake is used for recreational fishing where trout is the prize – brook trout, brown trout and rainbow trout are all caught in Lake Leake. An inland trout fishing license is required for all persons fishing who are aged over 14 years. Lake Leake is built on land owned by the Northern Midlands Council; the main purpose is to accommodate recreational anglers. Dogs are OK but must be kept on a leash at all times. A summary of the Tasmanian fishing regulations are contained within the Tasmanian Inland Recreational Fishing Code. See also: Camping Mayfield Beach: Camping Trout Creek: Camping Friendly Beaches: Camping Coles Bay

Unpowered camping Bridport, the Bridport Caravan Park offers tent based camping in a spectacular location overlooking Anderson Bay and is located immediately adjacent to safe swimming beaches. Some of the unpowered tent sites are located on sloping land, however, the actual sites are flat. This is a very popular camping spot, especially during summer holidays, school holidays and long-weekends. The Bridport Caravan Park has both powered and non-powered camping sites and is suitable for caravans, campervans, camper trailers and motorhomes. The caravan park Bridport is set within an attractive bush setting and is convenient to local facilities including an IGA supermarket, fast food outlets, restaurants, hotels serving counter meals, a bottle shop and wineries. There are three local golf courses in Bridport, including the famous Barnbougle Links Course, considered one of the world’s leading public golf courses. Lost Farm Golf Course is also considered of world quality. There are clean amenities blocks, with shared bathroom, laundry, barbecue facilities and tennis court at the Bridport Caravan Park. The Bridestowe Lavender Farm; the largest lavender farm in the southern hemisphere, is located just outside of Scottsdale at Nabowla and is only a short drive from Bridport. There are local, easy walks and good paths for the children to ride their bikes. You can also plan a bushwalk in one of Tasmania’s coastal national parks and enjoy diving or snorkelling, diving, fishing, swimming, boating, kayaking and sailing in Anderson Bay. Be sure to book early if planning to camp at Bridport Caravan Park during peak periods. Please also note that dogs are permitted at Bridport Seaside Caravan Park only during off-peak periods, ( Tuesday Tuesday to 1st Nov each year) Conditions apply; please contact the park with any questions. See also: camping Waterhouse – camping Mt William National Park – Camping Narawntapu National ParkCamping Scottsdalecamping Bay Of Fires