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Camping Lake Pedder

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

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.

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 the 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 http://www.skibenlomond.com.au/Ben 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.

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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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.