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Rivers Edge

· Gunns Plains, Tasmania
24 acres hosted by Emma S.
1 Vehicle/Tent site
All to yourself
97% of recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp felt private.
Primitive camping
Best for self-contained campers. There are no toilets, showers, or potable water at this Hipcamp.
Rivers Edge is 24 acres of forest on the banks of the Leven River in Gunns Plains, Tasmania. We are in our own little valley surrounded by tall forests. Preston Creek flows all year through our property and meets the large Leven River where your campsite is situated. Perfect for trout fishing, platypus watching, bird watching or catching the sun setting through the trees on the river bend. There are even the endangered black fresh water crayfish. The site is large enough for up to 5-6 caravans for large bookings, and we only take one booking at a time, so its exclusively yours. We are only 20km to the nearest town, Ulverstone which as everything you need. The road is close by the campsite with easy access to find the property. No toilet facilities at the site. Sat TV is good and limited mobile reception. Telstra works best we've found. River access over a rocky, uneven embankment as it's a natural, untouched environment, just how we and the native animals like it. Campfires ONLY PERMITTED when fire restrictions aren't in place. You absolutely must make sure your campfire is fully extinguished before you leave. Please check "My Trips" (in your profile) for directions once confirmed. Look for the 'Rivers Edge' sign on the entrance gate, then you know youve got the right site and not the neigbours property (which is along side mine on the river) Well behaved dogs are welcome but must be kept with you at all times, no roaming dogs as the road is close by and we are a working hobby farm with animals. We love the peace and serenity here so please no unruly behaviour or parties.Welcome to your own beautiful riverfront camp. Wild and rocky natural river edge, great for climbing over rocks; you'll loose hours just beach-combing, fishing (ultimate fishing spot..) or kayaking (tip: wear wetsuit booties) Your spot is on the river side with own access gate, (we live across the road) close to the road which is lightly screened by trees, easy access on gravel crossover. Area is a wild grassed paddock (not manicured and has weeds) with small trees, gently slopes down with access to the river. Spotted with young Blackwood and wattle trees. Great views on the river bend watching the sun set down the river valley though the tall forest. Platypus spotting dawn/dusk. Perfect trout fishing, canoeing and swimming spot. Watch the kayaks sweep past when the conditions are sweet. Fire pit available to use in season when there's no fire-ban. The entire few acres on the river banks are divided between our property and the neighbours. There is a wire fence dividing so make sure you set up on the right property! Look for the gate off the road with "Rivers Edge" sign on it. Camping/RV/caravans ONLY, no toilets on site- but public toilets are 2km down road. 20km to Ulverstone which has great cafes, pubs supermarkets etc. And just down the road is Wings Wildlife park (great cafe) and the awesome Gunns Plains Caves, both worth a visit.
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Gunns Plains, Tasmania, AustraliaTraditional, ancestral territory of Palawa and Tommeginne First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Emma S.Joined in October 2018
65 Ratings · 45 reviews
Narelle B.recommends
December 8, 2023
Rivers Edge
Slice of heaven
What a beautiful spot! Right next to the river amongst the trees. Very relaxing stay wonderful spot for fishing , swimming, kayaking or just relaxing listening to all the bird life. Will come stay again sooner rather than later :)
Sue H.recommends
December 3, 2023
Rivers Edge
Tassie trip in our hybrid
Great spot on the River Leven. Watched several platypus during the evening swimming about. Gunns Plains Rd is quite close to site but very little traffic and hardly any noise. Recommend taking some timbers as our ramps were not tall enough for levelling up. Would definitely return.
Jason P.recommends
October 26, 2023
Rivers Edge
Fantastic spot! Right next to the river, a very peaceful stay
Tiffany F.recommends
October 14, 2023
Rivers Edge
Private camping at its best!
Beautiful private space right on the Leven River. A great place to set up camp and spend quality time with your loved ones, and so close to Ulverstone for shopping / beach trips as well as Wings Wildlife Park and the Leven Canyon
Janine B.recommends
October 7, 2023
Rivers Edge
Great spot to camp, with lovely river view and plenty of birdlife
Kristofer S.recommends
October 7, 2023
Rivers Edge
Beautiful place to relax
Great spot for a relax very open surrounded by the leven River I will definatly be back again this summer. Thanks
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