Camping St Helens One Night Stand

Pioneer Park campground is located some 10 kilometres south of the small seaside North West Tasmanian Coastal town of Penguin and approximately 1.5 km south of the small rural town of Riana. The Pioneer Park camping area offers powered and non-powered sites and is suitable for tent based camping and for camping in campervans, motorhomes, camper trailers and other big rigs. The Pioneer Park campground has hot showers (gold coin required)  picnic shelters, septic toilets, barbecues, picnic tables and drinking water with all sites level and grassy and some with shade. The nearby Riana General Store offers gas refilling and is located app. 1.5k from the campsites. A caretaker collects fees and visits the area each evening. The Pioneer Park Campground Tasmania is located between Riana and South Riana; if heading from Penguin, head towards Riana past the cricket oval, past the service station and shop where you will find the park well signposted on your left. This is a volunteer operated run facility and generally quiet, relaxing and peaceful. There is a donation box for day users. Pioneer Park is a camping area is located in the Wynyard, Smithton, Gunns Plains and the Leven Canyon area of Tasmania and a great base to explore this beautiful area of Tassie.

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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Free camping Triabunna, Spring Bay Hotel free overnight camping suitable tensts, campervans, camper trailers and motorhomes. Behind the Spring Bay Hotel, you will find a paddock which is available for camper vans, motor homes, camper trailers and tents to use. The hotel operators provide space for short-term stays, and preferably fully self contained vehicles that have their own shower and toilet facilities for up to 4-nights. Other campers, including people camping in tents, are welcome for a maximum of 2 nights. The operators don’t have set camping charges, however in the Public Bar of the hotel there are two “Community Donation Box” which helps to support local Fire Brigades, Ambulance Volunteers and various other worthwhile community causes. PLEASE SUPPORT this very generous gesture by the pub operators. Opposite the Hotel there is an information centre, which during opening hours you will find toilets and showers. The showers work on a “pay-per-use” basis for hot water, and usual opening hours are 9am – 5pm. After hours there is a 24 hour toilet block next to the Hotel in the parkland fronting the Marina. Campers patronising the hotel are welcome to use their toilets during opening hours. The hotel operators do request that you respect their facilities and have the following conditions of stay:

  • Please remove your rubbish. The Hotel’s bins are for Hotel use only. There are rubbish bins located along the marina in front of the Hotel, and there is also a Refuse Disposal Facility (“Tip”) on the highway between Triabunna & Orford.
  • No fires allowed
  • Pets are welcome but are to be kept under control at all times & cleaned up after!
  • Larger camper clubs or large groups of friends are welcome. However, the hotel operators suggest that someone from the group calls in advance to book a space to ensure there is enough room for your group. It can get quite busy over the summer months
  • In the event that campers are not self-contained, guests must, at all times, use the correct toilet facilities.

See also: Camping Little Swanport; Camping Mayfield Beach

The Scottsdale caravan park offers free camping for tents, caravans, motorhomes, camper trailers and campervans at the Northeast Park, Scottsdale on the North East of Tasmania. All sites are unpowered and guests can stay for a maximum of 7nights. There is an excellent amenities block with toilets and coin-operated showers together with a coin-operated barbecue. This is a reasonably sized camping area, with some shade and that gets very busy during period periods such as Christmas holidays, Easter and long-weekends. The area is patrolled by local council rangers. The unpowered campsites, suitable for bigger caravans, allow you to stay at no cost for up to 7 nights, amenities block, coin-operated barbecue. There are No Pets allowed at the Northeast caravan park Scottsdale. At this RV Friendly Park Scottsdale you can kick back and relax in these peaceful surrounds featuring forests, mountains and scenic picnic areas. Wander along pleasant forest walks in the park to see the unique Tasmanian flora, feed the ducks and maybe see a platypus at dusk or dawn. Pademelons, wallabies or the rare burrowing crayfish can also be seen at the Northeast Park Scottsdale. The Northeast caravan park Scottsdale is a relatively short drive to the popular Tasmanian East Coast towns of St Helens, Binalong Bay, Bridport and Bay of Fires.

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

Camping Lake Binney, central highlands Tarraleah Tasmania the Bronte lake system comprises 4 main lakes; Bronte Lagoon, Bradys Lake, Lake Binney and Tungatinah Lagoon. These lakes were developed between 1952-56 as water storages to operate the Tungatinah power station on the Nive River. Lake Binney is located directly beside the Lyell Highway, A10 highways connecting Hobart with the West Coast of Tasmania. From the signposts on the highway, you will find the Lake Binney boat ramp, which is located app.3 kilometres south of the campsite at Bradys Lake. This area has reasonable, flat and shaded small bush campsites near the boat ramp at Lake Binney. Across the dam wall, you will also find other campsites, being on the eastern shore of Lake Binney. These campsites are accessible from a road that crosses the dam wall. The campsites Lake Binney are bush camping, and the area is suitable for larger vehicles including campervans, caravans, motorhomes and camper trailers. Please note there are no facilities whatsoever at Lake Binney; bring your own fuel stove, fresh drinking water and a portable toilet is recommended. The lake and river system in this area features naturally spawned brown trout, however, rainbow trout in small numbers exist in both Bronte Lagoon and Bradys Lake. More recently Atlantic salmon and brook trout have been stocked in all of these water systems. Lake Binney generally provides offers good fly fishing early in the Trout Fishing season in Tasmania. Fishing is open at Lake Binney from the first Saturday of August in any year to the Sunday nearest the 30 April in the next year. This location is suitable for an overnight stay if you are travelling from Hobart to Strahan and need a free overnight stop, however, this campsite is mostly suited to trout fishermen who are fully self-sufficient. Please note that during Winter, in particular, this campsite can get very wet, muddy and is subject to heavy snow and strong winds. Camping fishing Tasmania

Camping Repulse Dam is free, no bookings are possible dogs permitted. There are no facilities whatsoever at Repulse Dam so campers must be fully self-sufficient and carry food, water and firewood. Cluny Dam campsite is located from the A10 Highway, 21 kilometres south of Wayatinah Road, and app. .5 kilometres north of the small township of Ouse. If travelling from the North-West, take the right turn onto the C606 which is signposted. If travelling from Ouse, the turnoff is on your left. Travel a further 5 kilometres, turn left and drive for a further 1.5 kilometres to reach the Cluny Dam boat ramp. Here you will find the 2 basic camping areas.  Camping is only allowed in designated areas. Most people camping at Repulse Dam do so to go fishing. The location is OK for an overnight stay, however, most people you find going camping at Repulse Dam are fishermen.Camping Repulse Dam is very basic, and weather conditions can be changeable and harsh- particularly in Winter.

Camping Dee Lagoon, this waterway is popular with trout fishermen to fish for wild brown and rainbow trout. Access to Dee Lagoon is from the Lyell Highway (A10), take the Osterley turn off at Bradys Lake app. 140 kilometres north-west of Hobart Alternatively, if travelling to Dee Lagoon from the south of Tasmania, travel on the A10 north of Ouse and turn off on the C176 through Strickland then the C173 past Dee Lagoon. From Northern Tasmania, turn off the A10 on to the C173 at Bronte Lagoon. Camping at Dee Lagoon is very basic bush camping, and there are no facilities. There are a few options to choose from on the Dee Lagoon foreshore. Make sure you are fully self-sufficient; carry your own fresh drinking water, firewood and warm clothing. When camping at Dee Lagoon, it is recommended you carry a chemical or portable toilet. The fishing season at Dee Lagoon runs from the Saturday nearest to the 1st October to the Sunday nearest the 31st May each year. Both fly fishing and artificial lures are allowed in Dee Lagoon.  Dee Lagoon Fishing

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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.