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Semaphore Farm

· Port Arthur, Tasmania
400 acres hosted by Marian L.
8 Vehicle/Tent sites · 8 Caravan sites · 1 tent site
Off-leash friendly
Pets can be off-leash at some sites.
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
Best in Tasmania: Finalist
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
Amazing views
Hipcampers say this spot has amazing views.
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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675 Ratings · 382 reviews
Heath D.recommends
March 31, 2024
Semaphore Farm N8 Tent Site
Room to spread out!
Semaphore farm was a great location for a couple of nights over Easter. Heaps of space, good facilities and the beach and Port Arthur within walking distance. Marian gave a great talk on the first night about the history of the farm and surrounding areas. Will definitely be back.
Emma R.recommends
March 31, 2024
Semaphore Farm Level Pad 7
Large area with walking distance to the beach. Hit shower and could take dogs. Lovely spot!
Michael B.recommends
March 24, 2024
Semaphore Farm N1 Tent Site
Semaphore farm has plenty of space and a great feel about it. Walking distance to Port Arthur and beaches. It has a great camp kitchen. Hosts and owner very knowledgeable and helpful. Good hot shower and a clean bush toilet .good views from most sites. Handy to many walks. A very enjoyable place.
Renae R.recommends
March 21, 2024
Semaphore Farm N7 Tent Site
Great location. Nice rustic camp kitchen. Short walk to a lovely beach.
Debbie B.
March 20, 2024
Semaphore Farm N1 Tent Site
Great base camp
Great spot to base yourself for visiting historic Port Arthur site and surrounding natural wonders. Steep gravel entry to camping areas , level pads carved into hillside for caravans . We have side fold-camper and used the old dam area for room . Lovely hot shower but the toilet could very much do with an upgrade , only downside of our stay.
Susan L.recommends
March 20, 2024
Semaphore Farm Level Pad 7
A wonderful place to share in the history of Port Arthur. Marian was a kind caring lady who willingly shares her wealth of knowledge with her guests. Thanks you for sharing your natural beautiful land with us.
Port Arthur, Tasmania, AustraliaTraditional, ancestral territory of Palawa and Paredarerme First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Marian L.Joined in January 2020
Response rate: 80%Response time: Within 6 hours
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