River, stream, or creek camping in East Coast Tasmania

Tassie’s East Coast is a natural rainbow of white sands, turquoise bays, and emerald forests.

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10 top river, stream, or creek campgrounds in East Coast Tasmania

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Craigbourne Estate

27 sites · RVs, Tents8 acres · Richmond, TAS
Beautiful 8 acre property situated on the edge of the Craigbourne Dam, 2 minutes from the township of Colebrook and 50 minutes from the Hobart CBD. Our property offers are great getaway experience for any traveller. The Craigbourne Dam is a all year round recreational fishing ground and stocks many species of fish i.e. Atlantic Salmon, Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout to name a few. Our property is a pet friendly park but we do ask all patrons to be considerate of the surrounding farmland and live stock . As we are a fully self contained campground we do not provide power, toilets or showers. You'll need to have your own amenities and discard of any rubbish . Limit phone coverage but still enough to call/text Contained campfires permitted when restrictions aren't in place. Firewood for sale for a small fee (see Extras). IMPORTANT : Any guest that wish to fish the Craigbourne Dam will be asked to purchase a angling license for the duration of their stay . Thanks
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Arion Park Hipcamp

10 sites · RVs, Tents16 acres · Ross, TAS
Arion Park Hipcamp, Clydesdale Stud. Our horses really make our property special with them frolicking, enjoying the beautiful hills and Foals due every year from October. Based on over 16acres we look out onto another several hundred acres of farm land. The Night sky here is amazing with amazing opportunities to catch the Aurora Australis (southern lights) on camera. Nearby historical town of Ross, rich with convict history. Ross is based on the Macquaire River 1 hour from Launceston and 1.5 hours from Hobart, the perfect midway point! Ross town offers a beautiful old world vibe, visit the famous Bridge, the local antique shops or the wool shed. If you want to drive a little further, Oatlands is 35 minutes south and has the historical Brewery for meals and many small business shops to look through. Campbell Town is 10 minutes north of Ross and has an IGA, bottle shop and many little stores including more antique shops.
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WildWing Retreat

5 sites · RVs, Tents25 acres · St Helens, TAS
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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Old Coalmine Lagoon

9 sites · RVs5 acres · Bicheno, TAS
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. 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. Bicheno has a Dump Point across the road from the boat ramp / Lobster Shack Please be responsible for your own rubbish. No rubbish bins provided Bicheno Tip open every day / Bar Saturday… Please check their website for further times etc. Tip is cash only..
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Happy Healthy Valleys

30 sites · RVs, Tents40 acres · Upper Esk, TAS
Check in after 9am you get a whole day BEFORE you camp for the night and check out by 3pm this way you get another day here and plenty of daylight to get to your next place. This place has river flats surrounded by wilderness and is the first private property on the river, so therefor the LAST property at the end of the road before the road goes into Forestry tracks. Many would consider this place to be very remote.....to us it is close to the City only 50 minutes away over the Mountain gravel roads. If you want to travel on mostly sealed roads go through Fingal and PAST Mathinna. It is 40 acres and we have MANY MANY free roaming animals, milking goats, ducks, chickens, cows, dogs big & tiny and a pet pig who loves a belly rub. (The dogs will get out of the way of cars so just drive ahead and the dogs will move out of your way) If you have any issues with dogs let us know in advance and we can lock them in their yard for your stay. The property has a big house that is currently empty, this is where the flushing toilet is for you to use whilst camping if you like. This Rustic country house is also available for hire/rent, there is hot water via a woodfire (takes up to 9 hours to heat up water $50 per wheelbarrow load of wood) with Big triangle bath and a shower for use if you book the house, (3 single beds and a few new double bed air mattresses are available for your less rugged campers who want to come but need that extra comfort or to be close to a toilet at $40 per person per night.) You are welcome to come camping anytime with a range of needs catered to. Sorry no wheelchair ramps, a single step into the house and one step into the toilet too. Pick whatever spot you like to camp, by the river, the rocky island in the river, in the bush, just on the paddock grass anywhere. The big house is for you to use the toilet, kitchen sink and feel free to have a cold shower if you want. You can wander on the property connect with us and if you like you can help feed the animals. We are very happy to host people who love nature and enjoy organic farm life. There is NO wifi or mobile phone reception ZERO, so you can finally enjoy total tranquility. (there is a landline telephone in the big house so you can make a call if you need to, it is a private number)
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Numie Tasmania

2 sites · Lodging93 acres · Coles Bay, TAS
Numie offers an immersive experience, unlike any other. Set on 91 acres of private pristine Tasmanian bush with panoramic views of the iconic hazards across Pelican Bay. Designed with purpose, and intentionally paired back each bell tent offers just enough of what is needed, gently nudging its guests to slow down and embrace the raw, rugged beauty of the Freycinet Peninsula. Experience the raw Tasmanian wilderness
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Bohemian Beach Retreat Tiny House

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Falmouth, TAS
Our tiny house/shack sleeps 2 people max. It is close to beaches and a lagoon. Relax night and day in a fire pit lounge area crafted with dry stone (large soft cushions included) plus an outdoor fire bath. A small separate shed houses a flushing toilet and gas hot water shower. The block has mains power; solar power and tank water. The block is surrounded by local endemic shrubs, trees and ground covers. We provide firewood, linen for the comfortable double bed, condiments for the fully equipped kitchen that includes crockery, cutlery, a fridge, a gas cooker, air fryer, sandwich toaster, camp oven, water etc. Just bring your clothes and food. The block is in a quiet coastal hamlet (with gravel roads and no street lights) ideal for beach and lagoon activities (surfing, walking, paddling, bird watching). Our 2 person sit on kayak is at the tidal lagoon 5 min walk away. We have crafted this space over a number of years for personal use and now would like others to experience it. Stargazing from the fire bath is a must do feature especially in winter. Dog/pet friendly.
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UPPER ESK - TASMANIA

3 sites · RVs18 acres · Upper Esk, TAS
"Best Tasmanian Hipcamp 2021"  2nd Place. LAT 41 SOUTH was created during COVID-19 as a getaway for all to enjoy a camping area for all. Come and rest, relax and enjoy a digital detox and/or quality time with friends and family. If you have a question just ask. This retreat inspires a sense of peace and wonder. Wildlife abounds. Activities on property or close by: - Fishing - Gold Panning - Skiing Ben Lomond Ski fields  - Geocaching  - Bird watching  - Bushwalking  - Personal MTB Riding  - No mobile phone coverage, make all communication via email please. Using the bush as a bathroom is not accepted on my property. As you stay right on the river I will not compromise the integrity of the water and surrounding environment. You must bring your port-a-potty and be prepared to show it to me if I ask you too. Don't take this as a personal insult I am trying to stay a good citizen of the planet. 
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Gossy’s Retreat

8 sites · RVs1 acres · Cressy, TAS
Situated in the middle of Cressy (20 minute drive from Launceston) on an acre and a half. You are guaranteed a secured place to stay and enjoy a few days, whether it’s just resting before moving on or heading down to the local rivers for a fish. Dog friendly. You'll need be self-contained with own amenities. Guests must be over 18 and must be in a self-contained vehicle. No tents. Cressy is Tasmania's only 'troutified' township as the local area is a mecca for fly fishing. Located 34 km south west of Launceston, Cressy is a small, attractive, and historically significant town which came into existence in the 1850s to service the surrounding wheat farms. Very nice back yard hidden from the street. Views of the mountains.
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Coal Valley View Hobby Farm

1 site · RV, Tent50 acres · Richmond, TAS
Once owned by a local farmer who divided his land into 4 lots and sold them before he passed away. This tranquil coal valley property will have a 3 bedroom guest house available apart from the campsite.There are future plans of having other off grid cabins in the bushland, enjoying breathtaking views, fresh air, wildlife and the great food available around the coal river area.
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Looking for a camping adventure along the scenic East Coast of Tasmania? Look no further than Hipcamp! With over 370 options to choose from, you'll find the perfect riverside campsite to suit your needs. Whether you're into wind sports, paddling, or fishing, there's something for everyone. Get ready to pitch your tent at top-rated campsites like Semaphore Farm (224 reviews), Craigbourne Estate (128 reviews), and Ryelands Farm & Vineyard (86 reviews). And with popular facilities like potable water, showers, and pet-friendly sites, you'll have everything you need for a comfortable stay. Plus, with prices starting as low as $10 per night, it's an affordable way to experience the great outdoors. So grab your gear and get ready to explore the beautiful East Coast of Tasmania!

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