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The camping area at Green Point Marrawah is quite small and gets very busy over Summer and when the surf is strong. It is, however, one of the most picturesque campsites in campsites in Tasmania. Green Point Beach Marrawah Tasmania has been voted one of the three best surfing beaches in Australia. The free camping area Green Point Marrawah is located app. 2km from the small township of Marrawah. There are many Aboriginal rock carvings, especially around Green Point, Preminghana and West Point in this region of Tasmania. There is a large surfing and windsurfing competition held in the area each year, given that the surf is world class. This area of Tasmania features some of the cleanest air in the world, and some of Tasmania’s most spectacular scenery that photographers, bird watchers and bushwalkers will love. If camping during winter, carry your own firewood, food and fresh water. There is a water tap, however, you must boil before drinking. There is a cold water outdoor shower. The free campground at Marrawah is best suited for camping in larger rigs, campervans, caravans and motorhomes. There is, however, a small area suitable for tent based camping. Please note, however, the weather in this part of Tasmania can be very unpredictable as it is directly exposed to the Roaring Forties. Therefore, make sure you have adequate protection if camping in tents. There are no fees to camp at Marrawah.

Campground St Helens Point Conservation Area, located south of the small North East Coast of Tasmania township of St Helens and is popular for surfing, boating, kayaking, swimming and fishing. There is a good number of campsites located on the eastern foreshore between the basin and beach, and camping is only permitted at the designated camping area at Diana’s Basin and not at St Helen’s point itself. Access to St Helens Point campground is by signposted access off the A3 highway, 4 kilometres north of the township of Beaumaris and 9 kilometres south of St Helens. After that, drive half a kilometre to an access track on the left that will lead you to the campsites. Travel a further distance of app. 1 kilometre you will find more shaded camping locations which are suitable for campervans, motorhomes, camper trailers and caravans. St Helens is the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania and has a permanent population of fewer than 2000 inhabitants. St Helens is located on Georges Bay, off the Tasman Highway, app. 160 km east of the city of the Northern Tasmania city of Launceston. St Helens is part of the Break O’Day Council; a council that includes the surrounding town of Binalong Bay. The St Helens Point Conservation Area features extensive sand dunes and is popular for a range of water activities including surfing, fishing, beachcombing, boating and birdwatching. The sand dunes and ocean beach of St Helens Point are a short drive of app. 15 kilometres from the township of St Helens and there are several good walks at St Helens Point, and somewhere dune buggies are permitted (Peron Dunes). Various walks take you past outcrops of rocks and offer beautiful views of the fishing harbour and sweeping beaches. THere are toilets at St Helens Point, and the area is wheelchair accessible. Binalong Bay is a small, popular holiday resort town well known for its rock and beach fishing and close to St Helens Point campsite. See also: Camping Dora PointCamping Humbug Point: Camping Bay Of Fires : Camping One Night Stand

Nelson Bay camping area is located some 11 km south of the main township of Arthur River on the beautiful far West Coast of Tasmania. Fees are payable to stay at Nelson Bay and are payable at the Arthur River ranger station on the C214 Road. This camping area is patrolled by a local Ranger and is suitable for fully independent travellers and campers only, noted that there are no facilities at this campsite. Nelson Bay campsite, Sundown Point is within the Arthur- Pieman Conservation area in the renowned Tarkine region of Tasmania. This campsite is one that is very well regarded by those who make the effort to camp at Nelson Bay, Sundown Point. However, please note that as Nelson Bay campsite faces west towards the Southern Ocean, winds can be extremely strong and weather changeable and unpredictable meaning you must be very well prepared when camping at Nelson Bay, especially if you are planning to camp in a tent. Permits are not required to access the Nelson Bay campground, Sundown Point Arthur River. Off-road permits are required for access to leased shacks in this area. As you enter the Nelson Bay camping area after leaving the main road, you will see private shacks to the left of the road with a sign clearly marked ‘No Camping Beyond This Point’. At this junction, turn right where you will find grassed camping area on the left of the road close to the beach and a further smaller section on the right of the gravel road. Dogs OK, but they must be on a lead and kept under control at all time. See also: Manuka Campground Arthur RiverPeppermint Campground Arthur RiverPrickly Wattle campground Arthur River. The cost to camp is $6 per night for 2-adults. There are no services at Nelson Bay Arthur River.

The Western Explorer route is beyond Arthur River and is a stunning drive for the more adventurous along gravel roads with spectacular scenery. Please note there is no mobile phone reception in this area, and the road can be very rough in sections. This road takes you to the very pretty small town of Corinna on the Pieman River and is app. 100 kilometres in length. If travelling from the North or North West, you can access Arthur River by taking the A2 for 50 km beyond Smithton to Marrawah (see Camping Marrawah) where you will find awesome surfing and walks on windswept beaches, and awesome waves for avid surfers at times.  Continue on gravel roads 14 km further south to reach Arthur River.

The Shelly Point camping area, day use area Scamander Beach Reserve free camping featuring sheltered sites suit tent camping, small campervans, camper trailers and small caravans – not suited to larger rigs. Facilities are very basic, there is only a pit toilet at the day use area but the area itself is stunning. Take long walks on the pristine Scamander Beach and try your luck surf fishing with locals, or fish Scamander Jetty in nearby Scamander. To access the Shelly Beach camping and day use area, look for the signs of the A3 Highway, just a short 3km north of Scamander. Campers are welcome to camp in the clearings beside the road but not at the day-use area at the end of the gravel road. To camp Shelly Point, you will need to carry all water and food – fires only with extreme care. Take particular notice of any fire ban warnings. Dogs are not permitted. The Shelly Point Conservation Area is mid-way between St Helens and St Marys and stretches for a distance of some 12 kilometres. There are many day use options at Scamander Beach Reserve which features beautiful ocean beaches from Dianas Basin south along Beaumauris, Wrinklers and Steels beaches to Hendersons Lagoon. Fishing is one of the biggest drawcards, and there are several boat launching places at Scamander River, Paddys Island and Hendersons Lagoon. Surf fishing from the beach is popular in the area. Take extreme care if swimming. See also: Camping Trout Creek: Camping Friendly Beaches: Camping Little Beach: Camping Dianas Basin: Camping St Helens Point:

Ben Lomond Tasmania, small camping area one kilometre inside the Ben Lomond Ski Park boundary, several kilometres below the mountain’s summit. The camping Tasmania area Ben Lomond has 6 unpowered sites that are suitable for tents or campervans – there is a flush toilet, drinking water and a lookout. The Ben Lomond camping area also has a shelter to provide relief from rain, sleet or snow. There are no other camping facilities in the Ben Lomond National Park. Bush camping is permitted anywhere in the National Park but not within 500 metres of any road – no dogs are permitted. It is recommended that campers carry a fuel stove. Ben Lomond is imposing and its’ precipitous cliffs are visible over much of the northern midlands of Tasmania, including from the Northern Tasmanian city of Launceston where its snow-capped peaks are a feature during winter. The plateau on Ben Lomond is app.14 kilometres long, 6 kilometres wide and is over 1300 metres in height. A summit on the plateau named Legges Tor is the second highest point in Tasmania at 1572 metres high. Ben Lomond is the only Skifield in northern Tasmania, and one of only 2 in the state. The skifield on Ben Lomond is Tasmania’s only downhill skiing area, and offers some of the facilities expected of a contemporary skifield. For the latest snow reports during the ski season, see Lomond is located some 50 kilometres south-east of Launceston. Access to Ben Lomond is via the C401, and is located app. 13 kilometres south from the small rural town of Upper Blessington. The Ben Lomond Alpine Hotel operates a licensed restaurant and 6 accommodation units, and one suitable for disabled. It is important to note that the drive up Jacobs Ladder to the skifield at Ben Lomond is very challenging, being a steep switchback road. Snow Chains must be carried June–Sept by all vehicles.

The Manuka campground in beautiful Arthur River is a very large camping ground and camping area located on the right just before you reach the Arthur River Ranger Station. Manuka is a large grassed area and there are plenty of very good campsites with good shelter. It can be very windy in this part of Tassie; this campground is ideal for families and is suitable for campervans, motorhomes and caravans. There are several campgrounds in this area; Manuka, Peppermint and Prickly Wattle campsites are all located in close proximity to Arthur River and all offer secluded and shady sites, with most serviced by river water (water must be boiled) and pit toilets. At Manuka, fire drums are provided, however, wood should be used sparingly and any you must pay close attention to any fire restrictions that are common during warmer summer months. The fishing is excellent at Arthur River; Salmon from November to April and both Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout can be caught in freshwater in season. If you are into beach fishing, the sand near Arthur River Bridge is firm and allows most vehicles to drive onto the beach where you can fish from the shore. Camping fees, which are very reasonable, should be paid at the Ranger’s Office. If the office is closed, there is a 24-hour self-service facility located at the Temma and Rebecca Rd intersection or at the Arthur River Parks and Wildlife Service Office. Two adults can stay at the Manuka campground, serviced site, 30 nights for a total of $120. This is a great campground, but please note facilities at Manuka Campground Arthur River Tasmania are basic and offer water and toilet facilities only, Campers are advised to bring their own camp showers if you are planning to stay for an extended period. There are no rubbish bins provided, meaning campers must take their own rubbish with them. There are no powered sites available at Manuka campground. Dogs are OK, but they must be kept under control and on a lead at all times. See also: Camping Nelson Bay

Free camping Humbug Point Nature Reserve, Georges Bay St Helens Tasmania is a large camping area with water access and accessible off Binalong Bay Road, north of the small fishing and tourist town of St Helens. This is a very popular area for bushwalking bird watching and a range of watersports and activities including fishing. Dogs are OK on leads and when kept under control at all times. A ranger patrols the area – there are no facilities at the Humbug Point Nature Reserve. To access Humbug Point camping area, if travelling from St Helens take Binalong Bay Road and travel for a distance of app. 7 kilometres, before turning right into the Humbug Point Nature Reserve. Travel a further 800 metres, then turn right at a fork in the road where you will find the large Humbug Point camping area, that offers excellent shade and is suitable for campervans, motorhomes, camper trailers and caravans. St Helens is the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania. St Helens is located on Georges Bay and accessed off the Tasman Highway, some. 160 km east of Tasmania’s second largest city, Launceston. St Helens is part of the Break O’Day Council; a council that includes the surrounding town of Binalong Bay. At Humbug Point Nature Reserve camping area there is plenty of space for big rigs and also an area to launch your boat. Without question, this is one of Tasmania’s best campsites and features excellent fishing in Georges Bay. Campers are reminded it is necessary to carry your own water and firewood. To access Humbug Point campground, turn right off Binalong Bay Rd at the sign to Moulting Bay, which is app. 7 km north of St Helens. The camping area is on an access track to the right, app. 1 km from the turn-off. See also: Camping St Helens Point : Camping Dora Point : Camping Bay Of Fires : Camping Swimcart Beach: Camping Sloop Reef: Camping Jeanneret Beach; Camping Grants Lagoon; Camping Moulting Bay: Camping Policemans Point:

The popular, and excellent Montagu Park camping area, Montagu Park Recreation Reserve is located not far from Robbins Island Passage, some 29kms drive from the small far north-west coast town of Smithton. This campground offers spacious, flat-level, grassed and shady campsites suitable for caravans, camper trailers, motorhomes, campervans and tent camping. There are excellent opportunities for fishing, or simply relaxing and it is a great park for children who can ride their bikes or play in the amply sized grounds. A caretaker appointed by the Circular Head Council is authorised to manage the Reserve during the period it is open. This appointment allows them to act on behalf of the council to undertake the collection of fees and attend to the general management of the Montagu Park Camping ground. The Caretaker collects fees between 8:30 am and 5.00 pm during the time that they are onsite at Montagu Recreational Reserve. Alcohol is not to be consumed outside the immediate campgrounds. Unruly behaviour and excessive noise are not tolerated under any circumstances and offending parties will be requested to leave the camping area immediately. All camping equipment is to be removed from the area when vacating the site or charges will apply. Camping is not permitted within 10 metres of the shed, toilets or BBQ areas. The long-term occupation of any site is restricted to a single family, being immediate family members, ie. two adults and up to 3 children. The occupation of any campsite at Montagu Park is restricted to defined boundaries of 10m2. Pets are to be on a lead at all times, and dog droppings must be collected and appropriately removed. No generators are allowed at Montagu Park camping area between 11:00 pm to 7:00 am. daily. PLEASE NOTE: Camping is not permitted annually in October when routine site maintenance is undertaken.

Fortescue Bay is a sheltered Bay, featuring a beautiful white sandy beach that is set against forested hills and located app. 20 kilometres from the tourist and holiday historic town of Port Arthur. Access is via 12 kilometres of gravel road and is a  popular destination for bushwalking, boating, kayaking, diving, mountain biking, bird watching, swimming and camping. The campground at Fortescue Bay can be accessed by car, however, please note the gravel road leading to the campground is unsealed and can be very rough at times, especially after heavy rain. There are 2 different camping areas at Fortescue Bay and around 45 campsites in total. Bookings are required to camp at Fortescue Bay, at Mill Creek and Banksia campgrounds. These campgrounds at Fortescue are also suitable for campervan, camper trailers and caravans as well as tent-based camping. The campsite features a shower block, toilets and barbecues. There is a boat ramp at Fortescue Bay. Fireplaces are provided. Wood is available for purchase and wood will not be removed from trees under any circumstances. There is a rubbish collection area at Fortescue Bay; all rubbish should be placed in the rubbish facility in the day use area where it will be removed by the local council. There is a single hot shower provided at the Banksia campground, but please note it is often closed during dry summers due to water restrictions. There is a token operated timer; tokens can be purchased from the campground caretakers with a $2 token allowing a 4-minute shower. There is an abundance of wildlife in the area, however, please do not feed native animals. Fortescue Bay has water taps in the Banksia and Mill Creek campgrounds and the day use area that is popular for picnics. Water is from a local creek and is untreated, meaning it must be boiled for at least 3 minutes or sterilised via other means before drinking. Bookings for the Fortescue Bay campground are essential from the opening of the crayfish season at the beginning of November, until Easter each year. Banksia campground is made up of 24 shaded sites situated directly behind the beautiful Fortescue Bay Beach, with this area predominantly for tent based family camping. The Mill Creek campground (sites 30 to 51) are all vehicle access sites for campervans, caravans, camper trailers and motorhomes. Please note all visitors are required to have a valid Tasmanian National Parks Pass displayed on their vehicle – passes are available for purchase at the Fortescue Bay office. Please call or email for any enquiries, office hours are from 0900 – 1500 from Tuesday to Sunday (November – April inclusive), and 0900 – 1500 Wednesday to Sunday (May-October inclusive).

The Neck Camping Area Bruny Island is one of Tasmanian’s most popular campsites, and for very good reasons. The Neck campground Bruny Island is located at the end of a narrow, sandy isthmus that joins North and South Bruny. Halfway along The Neck is a very popular lookout with 360-degree views, and that is popular with photographers looking for that perfect Insta shot. After dusk, the area immediately below the sand dunes below come alive with fairy penguins who come in from sea to nest after a day’s hunting for food. The camping area The Neck Bruny Island is a sheltered camping area that is very flat and that offers excellent shelter and some nice private spots located among trees behind the dunes at the southern end of the beach. Access to Bruny Island is via The Bruny Island Ferry; check The Bruny Island Ferry Timetable as is is seasonal, and is very busy during summer months. It is not unusual for people to get to the terminal too late for the last ferry back to the mainland, so be prepared. Once you leave the ferry, you head towards south Bruny on the main road going past the turnoffs to Dennes Point and Barnes Bay before turning left into the signposted camping area that is located off the B66 road, and located app. 3 km past the lookout. Neck Beach is a beautiful beach that is often uninhabited and os literally 20-metres walk from the entrance to The Neck campsites. Take extreme care, however, when swimming in the surf as conditions can be treacherous and the water very cold. It is possible to fish from the beach without a problem, and it is a great beach for an early morning stroll. Please note that a National Parks Pass is NOT required to camp at The Neck Campground Bruny Island, however, you do need a National Parks Pass to access a large part of Bruny Island. All camping sites are unpowered and are relatively basic in nature. You must carry your own fresh water and firewood. See also 4WD Track Bruny Island Please note that as one of Tasmania’s most popular camping locations, this site gets very busy over the Christmas New Year and Easter holiday periods, and during school holidays and on long weekends so be prepared – don’t expect to arrive at 6pm on Christmas Day and get a campsite, it won’t happen!

See also: Manuka Campground Arthur RiverPeppermint Campground Arthur River – Camping Nelson Bay Arthur River

Prickly Wattle Campground offers fairly basic, but excellent bush camping at Arthur River on the C214 road, on the wild West Coast of Tasmania. There are a large number of sheltered sites at this large camping ground, which is set next to the main road and is some 2 km south of the township of Arthur River. Arthur River, in the Tarkine, is well-known for its excellent fishing including both salt (salmon is a popular catch) and freshwater options (trout and bream). The Arthur River Cruise is a must if you are camping at Arthur River, where if you are lucky you will see the beautiful White Breasted Sea Eagle. To camp at Prickly Wattle, you will need to be largely self-sufficient, and carry your own water – basic food provisions can be bought in Arthur River but please note this is a small settlement so the shops are nothing more than small general stores. There are very basic long drop toilets at the Prickly Wattle Campground. Can you collect firewood that has fallen from trees, but under no circumstances is wood to be cut from trees. Dogs are OK, but must be kept under control at all times. This campground is patrolled by the local Parks and Wildlife Ranger. There are other excellent camping options in Arthur River including Manuka, Nelson Bay and Peppermint campgrounds. You need a permit to camp at Prickly Wattle, which can be purchased in Arthur River from the Tarkine Visitor Centre. If arriving after hours, there are facilities to register and pay camping fees. The campsites are patrolled by a ranger and checks are made to ensure that fees have been paid.