Camping Lake Pedder

At the Waterhouse Conservation Area on the North-East Coast of Tasmania, there are 11 different camping areas. The Waterhouse Conservation area is a 25-kilometre length of beach located app. 40 kilometres East of Bridport and accessible from the B82 via Blackmans Lagoon and Homestead Roads. A variety of different campsites are located among scrub next to sandy tracks in this beautiful, yet remote part of Tasmania. Most campsites at Waterhouse are accessible using a standard vehicle however, a minimum soft off-roader, all-wheel drive vehicle is recommended as some of the gravel roads are rough and bumpy and can become tricky after prolonged wet or dry weather. A 4WD boat-launching site is located nearby. You must carry your own firewood and fresh drinking water – dogs are OK but must be kept under control at all times. Many campsites are suitable for bigger rigs, including caravans, campervans, and camper trailers whilst others are suitable for tent based camping only. Please note the roads can be a bit difficult after heavy rains, making it harder for vehicles with larger caravans to access. The camping areas in the Waterhouse Conservation Area are Big Waterhouse Lake Camping area, Blackman Lagoon camping area, Brads Camping Area, Casuarina Hill Camping Area, Herbies Landing Camping area, Mathers Camping Area, Ranson’s Beach campground, South Croppies Point Camping Area, Village Green campsite, Waterhouse Beach camping and Waterhouse Point camping area. Motorbikes, off-road driving on beaches, horses or chainsaws are strictly not permitted in the Waterhouse Conservation Camping areas. You must camp in designated areas only. In order to protect valuable vegetation at Waterhouse, the cutting of firewood and collection of wood is not permitted and fuel stoves are recommended.

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Camping Lake Barrington Tasmania, free camping Lake Barrington camping in the State Recreation Area, where the rowing regattas are held, is strictly not permitted. The free camping area Lake Barrington can be found at the northern end at Kentish Park, just a short drive from the Lake Barrington Rowing Course. To access this campsite, travel towards Wilmot and turn off as if heading towards the Lake Barrington Rowing Course. Along this road, you will find a ‘Y’ intersection, where you turn left and travel app. 500 metres. Immediately before a boat ramp, you will find a track on the right that leads to a large grassed area surrounded by large trees. The maximum stay at the Lake Barrington campground West Kentish is 2 nights. From the free Lake Barrington Tasmania campground, you get pleasant views across Lake Barrington. Lake Barrington is the site of a world-standard rowing course that hosted the 1990 World Rowing Championships and hosts the annual Tasmanian schools Head of the River rowing regatta. There are a total of 3 boat launching areas are at Lake Barrington, two at Kentish Park and Weeks Reach on the eastern side of the lake that are good quality boat ramps and one small launching area on the western side of Lake Barrington Rd. Toilets, barbeques, kiosks and picnic areas can be found at Weeks Reach (the rowing course) and Kentish Park. There is no charge to camp at the Lake Barrington campground.

Dogs are permitted but must be kept on a lead at all times. Facilities are limited, however, this is a pleasant free camping area for a 1 or 2 night stop. Camping is not permitted on the lower part of this area, close to the water.

The campground Mt Field National Park located close visitor centre has unpowered and powered sites, together with an amenities block. The operators of the campground Mt Field National Park can be contacted by telephone by calling +61 3 6288 1149 to make bookings, with fees from app.  $10 per adult per night for a non-powered site. The amenities block at Mt Field campground has hot showers, clothes washing machine and dryer which are all coin operated, BBQ shelters and hot water. This is a flat, well grassed and shaded camping area next to a small river that is reasonably large and that gets very cold during Winter – pets are strictly not allowed. There are 5 cabins containing 6 bunks per cabin and with vinyl covered mattresses, cold water, wood heater and firewood also at Mt Field, and known as the Government Huts near Lake Dobson. There is no electricity or gas, a communal toilet block and no showers. Fuel stoves must be carried as no fires are allowed outside cabins. When staying at the Government Huts Mt Field National Park, keys are collected from and must be returned to, the Mt Field Visitor Centre during business hours. A key deposit is required and is payable at the time that keys are collected. The deposit is fully refundable upon return of the key. Please read the Terms and Conditions associated with the Government Huts available by clicking HERE See also: camping Lake Meadowbankcamping Hamiltoncamping Lake Pedder:

Fingal overnight stop campground, an excellent small area in the centre of Fingal suitable for all forms of camping but especially suited to self-contained motorhomes. The area is fairly small, but is very clean and offers great facilities including toilets, barbecue and shower. Fingal is a small mining town in North East Tasmania located west from the small town of St Marys on the A4 highway and east of Conara on the A1, Fingal is reached by turning off the midlands highways at Conara, and is located app. 72 kilometres from Launceston and 61 kilometres from the Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay. The Fingal Camping area offers a large grassed area for tent based camping and is also suitable for small campervans, caravans and campers. This free camping at Fingal has a dump point, toilets, showers, barbecue and an excellent playground for the children. Looks for the signposted area in the centre of Fingal, on you left if heading towards Coles Bay where you will find the camping area located behind the new toilet block in Talbot Street – turn in where you see the visitor information board. Fingal is a Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia RV Friendly Town. Fingal has a small population today, but was once a bustling mining town and now features a number of historically significant buildings with most located in the town’s main street, Talbot Street. The Holder Brothers Store is a popular attraction, dating back to 1859. Nearby is the old Tasmania Hotel, which dates back to the 1850s and is now the local Tourist Information Centre, and that also sells unique arts and crafts from the many talented artists who live in the district. See also: Griffin Campground Fingal:

Bush camping Lake Echo, central highlands trout fishing camping Tasmania very basic bush camping at Lake Echo around the shores, no facilities, dogs OK. There are a number of different camping options, however, please note that generally the roads are very narrow, can be very rough and there are limited options to pull off if you encounter another vehicle. Following bad weather such as heavy snow of strong winds, it is important to note that the roads can become very muddy. To camp at lake Echo, a 4WD vehicle is strongly recommended. There are options to camp in tents, however camping Lake Echo is better suited to the use of a camper trailer. Please also note it can be very windy in this part of Tasmania, so if camping at Lake Echo take this into account. There are a few camps on the southern bank with 4wd access from the main road going up from the dam wall. The vast majority of people who camp at Lake Echo are fishermen – this area is not recommended for people simply looking for a weekend camping adventure. Camping Fishing Tasmania

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.

Lake Gairdner free camping, Moina Cradle Mountain central highlands Tasmania is a relatively good size privately owned paddock along the edge of spectacular Lake Gairdner. The Lake Gairdner camping spot is popular with locals who like to fish in Lake Gairdner, with campers who look after the area welcome. Entry to this camping spot is via a dirt road off the main road that connects the small town of Moina to Cradle Mountain. Just before a white bridge, you will find a relatively small camping area to the left, and immediately over the bridge another camping area to the right which is larger. There are no facilities whatsoever so campers must be fully self-sufficient. Please note this part of Tasmania is subject to high winds, high rainfall and heavy snow at times, so anyone camping at Lake Gairdner must be well equipped. Lake Gairdner camping is suitable for campervans, caravans and motorhomes, however, please note the gravel road leading to this campsite is narrow and windy so care must be taken – especially after heavy rain. Lake Gairdner is located on the banks of this hydro lake. Often if the campground at Cradle Mountain is full this campground can offer a good alternative, but you must be fully self-sufficient can carry your own fresh drinking water and firewood. To access the Lake Gairdner campground, turn west off the Cradle Mountain Rd C132, 1 km south of Moina. Follow a dirt road and just before a white bridge, you will find an unshaded open paddock where you can camp at no cost.

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.

Dianas Basin campground, close St Helens North East Coast Tasmania free camping up to 4-weeks, no charges, no bookings & unpowered sites only. Ranger patrolled area, to camp at Dianas Basin you will need to be largely self-sufficient other than 2 single pit toilets – 1 each at the day use area, and 1 at the northern end of the campground (this was not operating during our last visit in November 2018). Dianas Basin is a popular campground for fishermen, and for watersports including boating, kayaking and canoeing. We highly recommend this great camping area, featuring a lagoon on one side (closer to the main highway) and Beaumaris Beach on the other. Campers can swim, surf and fish or walk north or south along the beach for hours and often have the beach entirely to your self. Please note, that whilst dogs are allowed at the camping areas (on leads and under control), they are but permitted on the beach. The camping sites at the northern end (turn right at the fork in the road when accessing Dianas Basin off the main road A3) offer sheltered sites amongst the coastal scrub, with many large enough for big rigs. To access the Dianas Basin campground, turn off the Tasman Hwy (A3) onto a dirt road at the signpost, which is 9 km south of the small fishing and tourist town of St Helens. To camp at Dianas Basin, you will need to be largely self-sufficient, and carry your own firewood and drinking water. Off-road motorcycles strictly prohibited. See also: Camping Douglas Apsley: Camping St Helens Point: Camping Bay of Fires: Camping Shelly Point: Camping Trout Creek: Camping Policemans Point:

Allports Beach campsite Flinders Island, located app. 20 kilometres north of Flinders Island near the small town of Emita camping area Allports Settlement Point is located opposite a beach with the campground location signposted off Palana Road. Campers should carry their own drinking water and firewood and campers on Flinders Island are asked to take care not to pollute any local water systems and to be cautious when drinking water. The Allports Beach Flinders Island campsite, camping Tasmania, is approximately 100 metres from the beach – Allports Beach features free gas barbecue and toilets Allports Beach barbecue area is day use only and donations are encouraged to use the free gas BBQ. Allport Beach is app. 150 m long, with a slight curve, is north-facing and quite steep. Allports Beach camping area is bordered by dune-capped granite points, with some boulders outcropping along the eastern end of the beach. The Allport Road runs down the backing slopes to a small reserve with a carpark, picnic area and toilets at the eastern end of the beach. You can camp at Allports Beach campsite Flinders Island at no cost for a maximum of 3 weeks. Bookings are not possible – camping is on a first, first-served basis. It is recommended that you call the Flinders Island Parks and Wildlife Service on (03) 6359 2217 prior to camping at Allports Beach, just to check availability.

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