Camping in Tasmania

Rugged coastal walks, alpine panoramas, and farm-fresh foodie experiences await on Australia’s island state.

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12 top campgrounds in Tasmania

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Sherwood River Camp

30 sites · RVs, Tents100 acres · Latrobe, Latrobe (Tas.)
Welcome to Sherwood River Camp, our self contained camping grounds with access to the Wild Mersey MTB trails. The camp grounds are located just 8 minutes from Latrobe and 15 minutes from Devonport.The camping area is located on the banks of the Mersey River where you can enjoy your favourite water activities or just relax by the water side and enjoy the sounds of nature.Campers must be self contained with their own camping toilet and must take all waste and rubbish with them on departure. Pets are welcome but please keep them under control. We have rain water available as well.We recommend a 4x4 vehicle when towing caravans as the driveway to the property is gravel and on a hill.This is a working farm so please have respect for the host property and livestock.$10 per person, per night. Kids under 12 are free so don't put them as part of your booking. 
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Semaphore Farm

18 sites · RVs, Tents400 acres · Port Arthur, Tasman
SAME-DAY BOOKINGS MUST BE MADE BY 2 PM THANKS. Semaphore Farm is a 400-acre property with convict history, bordering the Port Arthur historic site. It is a private timber reserve and a working forest farm. We have a combination of native eucalypt forest and plantation, and we grow hay and our own beef. We have many walking and bike trails through the 150 acres of forest and pasture accessible to campers. The campsite has spring water on tap, a hot shower, toilet, rustic camp kitchen, wood stove, gas BBQ, level sites, and a campfire when permitted. Tent sites are flexible so you can choose your own space within a 2-hectare area, while Level pad sites are limited. The Port Arthur Historic Site and a safe swimming beach are within walking distance and Safety Cove and Remarkable Cave are only a 5-minute drive away. Longer walks, including the Three Capes tracks, are easily accessible. Launch your boat nearby to access good fishing or fish for squid off the Port Arthur jetty. There is plenty of wildlife to see at night and birds during the day. You might even see our resident Wedgetail Eagle! Dog-friendly (must be under control/on a lead/contained). SAME-DAY BOOKINGS MUST BE MADE BY 2 PM THANKS.
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Blythe River Campground

14 sites · RVs, Tents110 acres · Camena, Burnie
Located on the wonderful Tasmanian Wilderness Rivers alongside the beautiful Blythe River and Adams Creek. This peaceful camp site is perfect for families and solo campers. ​ Toilet and shower facilities are available. Campfires are permitted, and we provide a small amount of firewood to get you started, otherwise please bring your own. This is a dog friendly campground but we ask that they are kept on a lead at all times. Burnie is around 20 kilometres away.
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Old Coalmine Lagoon

8 sites · RVs5 acres · Bicheno, Glamorgan Spring Bay
The property sits on a flat sunny 5 private acres, overlooking the beautiful Old Coal Mine Lagoon near Dennison Beach. 10 mins into Bicheno township, 30 mins to Freycinet/Coles bay. 1hr hour to St Helens/Bay of Fires. 5 mins to Dennison Beach. Enjoy the serenity of bird watching over Coal Mine Lagoon, with spectacular sunsets and sunrises. Lots of swans, cape barren geese, ducks, cormorants, and shore birds. Walking distance from East Coast Nature World, with lots of wildlife around the camp to look at with wild deer and kangaroos. Wood can be purchased across the road for your campfire. Please ensure you are up to date with any local fire restrictions in place, and abide by them. VERY IMPORTANT: Strictly one vehicle/campervan/caravan per booking. If you are traveling as a group, and have 2+ caravans for example, you will need to make two bookings. Please check prior to booking if you have any questions. All campers MUST be self-contained, with their own camp toilet and we kindly ask you take all waste when you go.
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AU$45
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Fickle Break Farm

11 sites · RVs, Tents28 acres · Sandford, Clarence
Fickle Break Farm is a 28-acre coastal property on the doorstep of a world-class surf break, only 30 mins from Hobart. You can walk out the door with your surfboard, bike, or running shoes and jump in the ocean or onto several beautiful coastal walking and riding trails. We are 10 minutes away from Lauderdale shops and 10 mins to the best surf beaches in Hobart on the South Arm Peninsula. Pitch your tent or park your set up on our beautiful grassy hilltop campsite overlooking the South Arm Peninsula and Mt Wellington in the distance. You'll enjoy good access to Mays Point surf break and the Clarence Coastal Trail just a few mins away with walking tracks to Cremorne and Lauderdale along the coast. The camping area has a communal fire pit, access to fresh water and power in our large shed if needed, and a table tennis table. We are on tank water, so please be mindful of this. And please drive slowly and be mindful of treading lightly on the land. We also offer a 5m lotus belle stargazer tent, situated at the very top of the property, nestled amongst the native trees and with water views, it has a luxurious queen-sized bed with beautiful linens and is a short walk away from the walking tracks to the beach. All guests have access to our well-maintained composting toilet with water views and a beautiful hot outdoor shower that is open to the sky. Next door is a large sheep property, and on our land we have friendly chooks, peacocks, Guinea pigs, miniature goats, horses and a border collie. Guests and children are welcome to pat, feed and cuddle the chooks, Guinea pigs, horses and the miniature goats! Dogs are welcome as long as they are friendly with other dogs and people, and can be trusted not to escape to the next-door sheep property (beware as farmers can be ruthless with dogs!). They will need to be supervised and restrained (tied up or placed in our closed-in yard at night so they don’t disturb wallabies and other wildlife). We love meeting new people and are passionate about our beautiful property so we can’t wait to share it with you! We also offer dog sitting if needed so that you can have the freedom to explore, for $25 a day/night in our home paddock where they can be walked daily.
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Cradle Mountain Fishery and Camping

25 sites · RVs, Tents50 acres · Moina, Kentish
Camp and fish just a stonesthrow from one of Tasmania's most stunning natural landscapes, Cradle Mountain. Here you'll find nature at its best, just 10 minutes drive from the Cradle Mountain Visitors centre, the perfect base for discovering this magical area. Our campsites are on scenic, levelled areas overlooking the large dam and bushland, with grassed areas ideal for tents and camper-vans, and a portaloo a short walk away. The block is a natural timber and grassland block, with devils, quolls and wombats also residing here. We have one powered site available, and multiple unpowered sites. There is a lovely walking track around the dams periphery. Feed fish from the edge, spot platypus frolicking about, and keep your eye out for Peacocks wandering the property too. Whilst you are welcome to bring your dog with you, please ensure they don't harass the wildlife. A keen fisher? Throw a line in at our other dam and catch your dinner! Nothing beats fresh fish, that you caught yourself, cooked on a campfire.
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WildWing Retreat

5 sites · RVs, Tents25 acres · St Helens, Break O'day
WildWing Retreat is a beautiful 25 acre bush block, located within a 15 minute (1km) walk, to the local surf beach of Four Mile. The property has been created to host retreats centred around nature immersion, movement and connection (i.e yoga, acroyoga, dance, meditation, mindfuness, embodiment practices etc) and in the 'off season' it's available to host hipcampers! Because the space has been designed to host large groups, there are a bunch of facilities available to use, such as compost toilets, a communal kitchen with fresh running water, solar lights and gas cooker, an undercover deck area, hot showers, and a cedar barrel hot tub (refer to the extras section for hot tub use!). We also have a small stream on the property, with a little waterhole for plunging in and are surrounded by native wildlife. The property blooms with native Kunzea bushes, wattles, native cherries and various varieties of eucalyptus. WildWing is also our home, so we have our own set up, on a different section of the property. This means that we are nearby if needed, but that we all have our own space on the property :). There is a beautiful large fresh water river and waterhole just down the road (15 minute walk, or 2 minute drive), and aside from the surf beach down the front, we are also only a 10-15 minute drive from a bunch of other beautiful and popular surf beaches on the east coast. The whole area is great for fishing, boating, surfing, bike riding, walking and short hikes. We are a 10 minute drive from Falmouth, a 25 minute drive from the St Helens mountain bike trails, a 30 minute drive from Bicheno & Douglas Apsley National Park, a 45 minute drive from the infamous Bay of Fires and an hours drive from the Freycinet National Park. We are passionate about outdoor living and supporting the natural environment and have created WildWing with the intention to support others to have unique and beautiful experiences in nature, while caring for the land they inhabit.
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Ryelands Farm & Vineyard

3 sites · RVs, Tents15 acres · Macquarie Plains, Derwent Valley
**Please note that it's $20 per person per night. Small farm and vineyard at Macquarie Plains in the Upper Derwent Valley, southern Tasmania. The property is 380m from the junction of the Lyell Highway and the Gordon River Road. It has 450m absolute river frontage on the River Derwent (no riparian reserve). The river here is freshwater, potable and a renowned trout water, (licence required). Three kilometres from the village of Gretna. 4WD Preferred. 2WD need to assess river access. Campers need all own amenities and leave no trace. Dog friendly but please see rules, we have livestock and so dogs need to be well controlled at all times. Campfires permitted when restrictions aren't in place (see rules around campfires). Due to hydro generation activity, the river may slowly rise or fall up to 1m (often without rain) so please be careful around the water.
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Old Maydena Oval

10 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · New Norfolk, Derwent Valley
Situated in the quiet town of Maydena, the old oval property runs along the Tyenna River, home to platypus and freshwater fish. The town itself is home to the famous Maydena Bike Park and within 10 minutes drive to Mt Field National Park on the east side and a beautiful 1 hour drive to Strathgordon on the west side. Walking up Junee Road you will find walks to the local caves and other stunning hikes. The oval is right next to the Railtrack Riders who provide visitors with access with pedal-powered railway carts. The camping here is for self-contained campers only, those that have their own toilet and take all waste when they go.
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Marleen Herbs of Tasmania

6 sites · RVs, Tents185 acres · Barrington, Kentish
We grow and process organic certified medicinal herbs and plants. The camping site is located in a beautiful location overlooking the lavender fields, in bloom december/january, with the ever-changing Mt Roland in the background. On days with cold southerly winds, alternative campingsites are available on the farm. Please contact us to find out. Includes use flushing toilet, hot shower and laundry (external access). Approx. 300m from the campsite. We are pet friendly. We've got room for up to 5 separate bookings. Due to shortage of personnel, we can no longer offer the farm tours. But hipcampers are welcome to have a walk among the herb fields. We are working together with other organic certified farmers. They lease parts of our land to grow vegetables. Hipcampers are welcome to have a walk around their crops as well.
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Cherry Top Farmstay

218 sites · RVs, Tents16 acres · Lilydale, Launceston
This is an organic farm, Lilydale Organic Vegetable Enterprises, better known as "LOVE". Bring your RV/motorhome, caravan or tent and visit!We offer mountain views in a quiet country setting. Our small farm offers a flat camping spot or place for your motor home with it's own access. We do have a toilet for campers and wifi also at the farmhouse. Hire a fire pit with your booking and we'll supply some wood. Washing machine by arrangement. The Lilydale Pool is open 2-6pm in summer and is 1km and free for showers. When you arrive with a big trailer enter through the WOODEN GATES and stay on the flat. Walk up and visit the farmhouse.If you are after something more comfortable you can book the self contained cottage or villa in our other listing.
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Sheepwash Rd Camp, South Bruny

10 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Alonnah, Kingborough
Camp in a beautiful paddock, 1.6km from Alonnah, on South Bruny Island. We offer several camping sites, on grassy, level land, ideal for self-sufficient campers looking for a convenient base to explore Bruny Island. The camping area is bordered by a striking eucalyptus forest, with plenty of space and an abundance of natural wildlife. You will be visited by wallabys, water hens and a myriad of other birds during your stay. Local attractions: There are many beautiful walks nearby, and plenty of local attractions. Take a tour to Cape Bruny Lighthouse; Try a Pennicott boat discovery tour; Sample the chocolates from the Bruny Island Chocolate Co, or enjoy a meal at the Bruny Island Cheesery or Bruny Island Hotel. Book in ahead of time so not to be disappointed. What to bring: Many travellers bring their own supplies with them. Top up groceries can be purchased at the Adventure Bay General Store (20 minutes - 15km) or the Alonnah General Store (5 minutes - 1.6km). Fresh sourdough bread is available for purchase, at the roadside fridge on the corner of Sheepwash Road. Amenities: You do need to be self-sufficient here, with your own toilet, and we ask you take all waste with you when you leave. Public Toilets can also be found close by at 8 Pontoon Rd, Alonnah TAS 7150. Pets: You are welcome to bring pets that are kept under control as there is an abundance of local wildlife and roads adjacent to the campsites.
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Best camping, glamping, and outdoor stays in Tasmania guide

Tasmania is Australia in miniature—mist-shrouded lakes, craggy mountain peaks, and golden beaches all lie within a day’s drive of Hobart. National parks and reserves cover more than 40% of the island, affording outdoor lovers ample opportunities to hike, mountain bike, swim, or kayak. Tassie weather is as changeable as its natural landscapes, but each season brings a new highlight, from sunny summer strolls and springtime wildflowers to autumnal woodlands and snowy mountains. The island has a huge variety of camping options, from fully equipped caravan parks to simple bush camping, making it easy to plan multi-day hikes and road trips.

Where to Go

Hobart and the South

The island capital is a strategic base from which to explore the south coast, Port Arthur, and the Coal River Valley wine region. Spot Tasmanian devils along the Tasman Peninsula, camp out among the mountains and waterfalls of Mount Field National Park, or cruise  to Bruny Island to pitch your tent by the beachside and hit the surf.

West Coast

Jagged mountains, tangled forest trails, and hidden waterfalls draw hikers to Tasmania’s UNESCO World Heritage–listed wilderness. Set out from Queenstown and enjoy the scenery, wildlife, and rustic camping sites, where you can get back to nature.

East Coast

Ready for an epic road trip? Follow the 220-kilometre Great Eastern Drive along Tasmania's East Coast, from St. Helens to Orford and break it up with coastal walks, beach strolls, and wine tasting. To the north, the Bay of Fires’ white-sand beaches are fringed with bright orange, lichen-covered rocks. At the southern end, the pink mountains of Freycinet National Park provide a prime backdrop for bushwalking and camping, with options from basic campsites to luxury glamping retreats.

Launceston and North

Launceston is the gateway to northern Tasmania, where you can hop between colonial towns, sample Tassie wines in the Tamar Valley, or catch coastal views and diverse wildlife at the Narawntapu and Mt. William national parks.

North West

The glacial lakes and wildflower-carpeted moorlands of Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park are northern highlights, watched over by the much-photographed Cradle Mountain. Ambitious hikers can tackle the popular 65-kilometre Overland Track. On the north coast, boats from Melbourne arrive in Devonport, from where you can set out along the coast or follow the Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail.

Frequently Asked Questions

Tasmania, an island state of Australia, is an excellent destination for camping. With its diverse landscapes, pristine wilderness, and unique wildlife, Tasmania offers a wide range of camping experiences. National parks, such as Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Freycinet National Park, and Southwest National Park, offer a range of camping options, from basic bush campsites to well-equipped campgrounds with facilities. Tasmania's coastal regions, such as the East Coast and North West, provide beachside camping opportunities, while the island's central highlands and World Heritage-listed wilderness areas offer more remote and rugged camping experiences. Camping in Tasmania is suitable for tent camping, caravanning, and even glamping, with various private campgrounds and accommodation options available. The best time for camping in Tasmania is during the warmer months, from November to April, when the weather is more favourable for outdoor activities.

Yes, wild camping is allowed in some areas of Tasmania, Australia. Tasmania offers a mix of designated campgrounds and more remote, wild camping options. Wild camping, also known as dispersed or primitive camping, is allowed in some national parks, state reserves, and forestry areas. However, it's important to follow the specific rules and regulations of each area, as some places may require permits or have restrictions on campfires and waste disposal. To ensure you are camping in a permitted area, it's best to check with the local land management agency, such as Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service, or consult a map of approved camping locations.

In Tasmania, campsite costs can vary depending on the location and amenities provided. For basic campsites with limited facilities, prices can range from free to around AUD 10 per night. For more developed campgrounds with amenities such as showers, toilets, and BBQ areas, the cost can range from AUD 20 to AUD 40 per night. National parks and privately owned campgrounds may have different pricing structures. It's essential to check specific locations for accurate pricing and reservation information.

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