Known for its natural beauty, Tassie has no shortage of stunning spots to set up camp. If an adventure under the stars is what you’re after, this island state is sure to have you feeling closer to nature in no time.

From seaside escapes to wilderness explorations, these are our favourite places to go camping in Tasmania.

 

 

Fortescue Bay Campground – Tasman National Park

Camping Fortescue Bay

Image: discovertasmania.com.au

This sheltered bay combines a white sandy beach with lush rolling hills to provide a picturesque backdrop to your weekend away. Just a 2-hour drive from Hobart, Fortescue Bay campground puts you in prime position to explore Tasman National Park, and is the perfect spot for bushwalking, boating, kayaking, swimming, snorkelling, and diving.

Facilities

  • Token-operated hot shower
  • Toilets
  • Electric barbecues
  • Fireplaces
  • Shop with basics (ice, firewood, etc.)

You Should Know

  • Bookings essential between 1 November and Easter Monday
  • All visitors are required to have a valid Tasmanian National Parks Pass displayed on their vehicle

 

Honeymoon Bay Campground – Freycinet National Park

Camping Honeymoon Bay

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One of Tassie’s favourite natural assets, Freycinet National Park is dotted with some of the best camping spots in Tasmania. A 2-hour drive from Launceston, Honeymoon Bay campground is situated on a granite knoll overlooking the secluded cove of Honeymoon Bay. Popular activities include hiking, cycling, swimming, fishing, and canoeing. From here, you can venture out to experience Freycinet in all its glory; panoramic Wineglass Bay is a must-see.

Facilities

  • Cold showers
  • Toilets
  • Electric barbecues
  • Picnic tables

You Should Know

  • Pets prohibited
  • No rubbish disposal – take your rubbish with you when you leave
  • Bookings essential
  • A ballot system operates during peak season (18 December – 10 February, and for Easter)

 

Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair National Park

Camping Cradle Mountain

Image: discovertasmania.com.au

If you’re out to snag some Instagram-worthy snaps of your camping trip, the postcard-perfect landscape of Lake St Clair National Park is sure to inspire your inner photographer. This magical place has made the bucket-list of many a local and tourist. Featuring sweeping storybook views of mountains, lakes, and all that good outdoorsy stuff, camping at Cradle Mountain gives you your own private wilderness adventure.

Facilities

  • Showers
  • Toilets
  • Barbecue
  • Picnic tables
  • Camp kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Kiosk with basics

You Should Know

  • Pets prohibited
  • Bookings essential
  • Limited drinking water available – recommended to fill up (9 litres per person/per day) before arrival

 

Huon Campground – Southwest National Park

Huon campground

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Set up camp in Tasmania’s largest national park, offering 600,000 hectares of unspoiled country to discover. Under 2 hours from Hobart, Huon Campground puts you on the doorstep of Southwest National Park, where avid hikers and nature lovers can get their fill with coves, caves, thermal springs, and endless rolling mountain ranges. Spend your days boating, canoeing, fishing, and bushwalking, or just sit back and take in the scenery. How’s the serenity?

Facilities

  • Toilets
  • Showers
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Picnic shelter

You Should Know

  • Pets prohibited
  • Bookings essential

 

Bay of Fires – Binalong Bay

Camping Bay of Fires

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Your very own slice of coastal heaven, Bay of Fires is a beautiful contrast of white sand, turquoise waters, and striking orange lichen-covered boulders. This popular spot is very easy on the eyes, and is home to several campsites – just get ready to rough it a little. Here you can enjoy boating, bird watching, fishing, swimming, surfing and walking.

Facilities

  • Some sites have pit toilets

You Should Know

  • You have to supply your own drinking water
  • No rubbish disposal – take your rubbish with you when you leave

 

Black River Campground – Smithton

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If you’re looking to swap city life for some peace and quiet, this secluded camping spot will give you the escape to nature you need. Located in the far North-West of Tassie, Black River campground boasts grassy and sheltered camping spots to set up your home away from home. Popular activities include hiking, fishing, swimming, cycling, canoeing, and boating.

Facilities

  • Toilets
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue

You Should Know

  • Dogs are allowed
  • Bookings essential
  • Tank water available but should be boiled before drinking

And when it’s time to put your tent to bed until next season? Our self-storage units can keep your camping gear safe and out of the way until you need it again.

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