Camping near St Helens

Beaches and fishing charters await campers in this northeastern Tasmanian town.

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Derby Frasers Flats

7 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Scottsdale, TAS
Beautiful located right beside the Ringarooma River. Fish in the river, swim or just spot a platypus in the river. There is a kayak and a paddle board that you are welcome to use to have a paddle in the water. Property is located a 5 minutes' drive out of Derby. You can cross the river and then you are on the bike track that will take you to Derby or Branxholm, this is a beautiful walking track or carry your bike across river then ride. Suggest site 4 and 5 for best phone TV reception. Quiet location perfect place to stay for a few nights. Awesome quiet spot to get away. Property is on a working dairy/beef farm. We wood available for sale at camp to use in fire pits provided please let me know if you would like this $15 per bag. By arrangement if time permits I can arrange for a cost of $20 per person a look at our dairy during milking.
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Kookaburra Ridge

3 sites · RVs50 acres · Bridport, TAS
Kookaburra Ridge offers lots of space for you to choose the ideal camping spot. Take advantage of dam views or if you prefer, choose a spot that is more sheltered to sit back, relax and unwind. Our property also offers a variety of bush tracks, that you are welcome to explore. Our dam is home to a platypus that comes out morning and late afternoon for a play. “please don't feed him” as there is plenty of food in the dam. Campers must be fully self-sufficient with their own toilet/shower facilities and take waste and rubbish with them on departure. Campfires are allowed if there are no fire restrictions, and you are welcome to collect any fallen kindling from around the property. we also welcome Pets, but as our neighbours have livestock, please ensure they are kept restrained and under your control at all times, and please clean up after your pets.
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Pine Ridge

15 sites · RVs, Tents60 acres · Bicheno, TAS
Pine Ridge has been developed over the years to be a natural park land with a good variety of local vegetation including stands of mature trees. lower scrub has been removed for physical and viewing access and to keep the property more secure and manageable. The vegetation also provides significant protection on windy days compared to many other open places. Native animals and birdlife abound the location. There is a community pergola area beside the substantial water hole which has a small jetty allowing easy access for swimming. There is also a stone barbecue and fire pit area available on suitable weather conditions. There are ocean views from the property's main road areas, which also provide a large area of flat firm ground with large areas providing easy maneuverability and turning. The property is 2-3km from the main highway turn off that leads to the Douglas Apsley National Park. The corner of the property is only 50 meters from the park edge, with the Parks main access several km further along Rosedale Rd. The turn off is only 2 km from the town edge. It is sealed road except for the last 100meters and in good condition. Firewood is available at $15 per bag.
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Craigie Knowe Vineyard

12 sites · RVs, Tents50 acres · Cranbrook, TAS
Craigie Knowe Vineyard is a working vineyard and cellar door, set on 20 hectares, with 5 hectares under vine. It is the oldest vineyard on the beautiful East Coast of Tasmania. The homestead was built in 1836 and is one of the most photographed houses in Tasmania The cellar door is open 11-4, and offers chocolate and wine pairings, and normal tastings. We also have a restaurant on site open from 11:30 - 3:00 daily during summer. It is a beautiful vineyard with plenty of outside seating. There are also 5 other cellar doors within 10 minutes of the property, so it's a great basecamp for wine lovers! We offer a Big Breakfast Thursday through to Monday. Needs to be booked on arrival. We have plenty of level ground, ideal for pulling up for a night or several. Please note, all campers must be self-contained, with their own toilet, and we kindly ask you take all waste with you. Just outside the property, the Swan River flows past, a great place to cool off on hot days, sometimes there are fish there too. Swansea is 16km away and Bicheno is 26km away. Both towns have IGA supermarkets, bottle shops and restaurants, and plenty of history. Freycinet National Park is 40 minutes, and makes for a great day trip, with beautiful walks, fantastic scenery, and of course iconic Wine Glass Bay.
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Derby Bush Bath Retreat

3 sites · RVs, Tents40 acres · Derby, TAS
A relaxing stay near the bush. Short bike ride to the trail head. Has camping hut with fireplace and cooking utensils. Outside bush bath. Fresh drinking water at site. Fire pit with some wood provided. Grassed camping site. Gravel driveway to access site. Great views and plenty of native animals. wedge tail eagles nest close by. Great access just jump on your bike to explore Derby. Two horses on property you are welcome to say hello to Stella and Lilly. Also chickens and kelpie dog Millie. Outside hot tub heated with wood. Fire pit to enjoy being outside and doing some stargazing. Little cabin. Nice walks.
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Dragon River Campground

2 sites · RVs, Tents36 acres · Branxholm, TAS
Located 1km outside Branxholm, upstream of the Ringarooma River is a 36-acre private business estate where you'll find your Hipcamp on a small, private, stretch of river frontage. This camp provides a scenic, quiet camp away from the chaotic crowd of a caravan park. Fires are permitted, firewood is provided free of charge. Kayaks are provided on request. Please be fully self-contained as there are no toilets or facilities. We ask that you don't wander around the property unless discussed with the owner. This camp is still a work in progress as reflected by the price, please offer constructive criticism and suggestions. Please contact me if you'd like to book additional vehicles.
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Stringybark Bush Camp

3 sites · RVs, Tents200 acres · Blessington, TAS
Stringybark is a quiet 80 hectare rural property in the North East of Tasmania, featuring bush, native grassland and 4 beautiful lakes. It's the perfect place to kick back and relax, enjoy the views, the abundant wildlife and refreshing swims in the lakes on the property. If you feel like going for a wander, you can spend hours exploring the bush and native grasslands on the property and if you're keen on climbing the hill you get rewarded with amazing views over the Great Western Tiers. Why not take your mountain bike up there and enjoy the downhill ride afterwards? Sunsets are spectacular at Stringybark and the skies phenomenal during clear nights. Although it feels like the end of the world, surrounded by bush and wildlife, we're only 30 minutes drive from Launceston CBD, Ben Lomond National Park and Josef Chromy's winery and only a 20 minute drive from Launceston Airport, making it a perfect base to explore Launceston and surrounds. You need to be fully self contained and there are no amenities. But there is a beautiful lake with jetty to swim in. We live on the property, just a stone's throw from the camp site, so if you ever need anything, just shout out. Dogs are permitted, however strictly on lead only to protect the wildlife and our sheep. If your dog gets very excited around wildlife or sheep, this may not be a suitable stay, since they might come right up to your camp. Please note, that Stringybark is a working property and we currently have some exciting building projects going on around our Tiny House and big shed. While we'll always respect your privacy and keep noise levels to a minimum, please be aware that tools, building material and other rural property stuff can be present at any time (never on the campsite though). Please ALWAYS supervise children and pets, particularly in the following areas: -bush and grass areas where snakes can be present most of the year -around the shed where we store farm materials -around our lakes which are not fenced in
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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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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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Fairview Farm Ringarooma Tasmania

1 site · RV, Tent280 acres · Ringarooma, TAS
Our property runs beef and cultivates crops alongside the Ringarooma river, North East Tasmania. We often host mountain bike riders here to access the world-class trails at Derby. Nearby are many marked mountain trails, and numerous falls. Skiing is 1hr away in the winter. Our camping site is alongside cattle grazing paddocks and the Ringarooma river, and we offer one site only, to one group at a time, so it's yours exclusively. A toilet is available nearby. A gravel track descends to the river with a short steep bank preceding the flats. When the track reaches the river the camping site is just through the gate on the right. One gate and two wire gates may require opening on the way and these gates need to be closed again to prevent cattle from wandering. Electrical fencing is in use and alive - please be careful! Wood for your campfire is available to purchase, $15. I can supply fresh sourdough loaves $6 also fresh eggs $3perhalf doz, and fresh cows milk most of the year $5/2L. Fly fish for trout and cook over the coals for a treat. Welcome to bring your dog along, but please keep them under control.
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Penpol Park

6 sites · RVs, Tents640 acres · Nabowla, TAS
Located just 40 min drive from Launceston, Penpol Park is a beef grazing property next to the world renowned Bridestowe Lavender Farm. We offer a camping experience among serene natural bush with creek frontage. With plenty of space to set up a tent or too park a caravan. Amenities are basic and would suit the self contained. All pets are welcome and the camping area is fenced. Bridport, Scottsdale and Lilydale are a short 15-20 minute drive. While mountain bikers paradise Derby is a 35 minute drive.
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Camping near St Helens guide

Overview

Small St. Helens, on the north-east coast of Tasmania, is a popular fishing and diving spot. Chartered fishing trips take fishers past Georges Bay and into the open ocean in search of deep-water fish, while underwater caves and kelp forests feed colourful fish, which, in turn, attract divers. Another drawcard is the beaches, with the nearby Bay of Fires being home to what some have called the most beautiful beaches in Australia. Campers can stay at comfortable, well-equipped holiday parks in St. Helens itself or at more basic beach-side camping areas with unpowered sites along the coast, especially north of the town.

Where to go

Bay of Fires Conservation Area

This series of bays north of St. Helens contains some gorgeous white-sand beaches that seem to be decorated by bright orange lichen-covered rocks. There are campsites for tents, caravans, and camper-trailers in the area, and best of all they’re free and don’t need to be pre-booked. With one exception (Taylors Beach), these beach camping spots have toilet facilities, but you’ll need to be self-sufficient in other respects. The northern section of this conservation area is part of the Mount William National Park, which also offers beachfront camping.

St. Helens Point Conservation Area

On a peninsula east of the town, this area contains more beautiful beaches and large sand dunes, where you can walk and even use dune buggies. It’s an easy day trip for campers staying in St. Helens itself, but there’s also a caravan park at Stieglitz, on the southern end of the peninsula.

Scamander

A 20-minute drive south of St. Helens, the small beach town of Scamander is set upon a river estuary. There are reliable conditions here for surfing, so camp at one of the caravan parks in the town for easy access to this stretch of coastline. Anglers can cast right into the ocean here, and there’s a forest reserve inland from the beach where you can camp and barbecue your catch on the provided BBQs.

When to go

St. Helens and other parts of north-eastern Tasmania are popular beach destinations, so the weather and other conditions are best for beach activities in summer, from December to February. Late December and January tend to be busiest with Australian families, as it’s the school summer holidays, so book caravan park accommodation ahead of time, or come outside peak season.

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