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Cradle Mountain Fishery and Camping

7 sites · RVs, Tents50 acres · Moina, TAS
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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Sherwood River Camp

30 sites · RVs, Tents70 acres · 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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Blythe River Campground

14 sites · RVs, Tents110 acres · Camena, TAS
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, but firewood is not supplied feel free to 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. Message will be sent through HipCamp for Arrival details.
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Cethana camp ground

6 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Sheffield, TAS
Peaceful relaxed environment, bushwalks , fishing in nearby lakes and rivers powered sites camp kitchen with fridge micro toaster kettle pizza oven and bbq , there are also toilets and hot shower you can also light fire pots that are provided you can source wood from the owner if needed . 35 min to cradle mountain
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Duckbill Banks Camping

12 sites · RVs, Tents35 acres · Osmaston, TAS
Conveniently located between Launceston and Devonport, Buckbill Banks Camping offers a beautiful, level camping area overlooking Quamby Brook Creek. The 35-acre property offers views of Quamby Bluff, and various options to explore and relax. Find yourself a nice quiet spot, where you can enjoy peace and quiet. Although we take several bookings at once, you are guaranteed a secluded nook, there is plenty of space. There is a woodfired hot tub beside the creek, which all campers have access to. Imagine star gazing from the hot tub of an evening, or enjoying a morning soak whilst keeping your eyes peeled for the resident platypus in their natural habitat! Firewood is provided for the hot tub, as well as your individual campfires. The hot Tub is not for wild parties, but to relax and view the native wild life, quietly watch the platypus in their natural environment. Please note, we accept one camper trailer/caravan per booking. If you are traveling in a group with multiple caravans, you will need to book multiple sites - but will still be able to camp together. The property has good access for all types of vehicles.
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Stooge Farm Wilderness Retreat

13 sites · RVs, Tents70 acres · Weegena, TAS
Stooge Farm is located on the banks of the beautiful Tuluminakali (Mersey) River, 50 mins from Launceston airport, and 40 minutes from the Devonport Ferry Terminal. Stooge Farm is a secluded hideaway from the rest of the world, located at the at the end of a country lane, in a protected valley surrounded by state forest. The property is partly cleared and partly forested and is situated on, and surrounded by, a bend in the Mersey River in the shadow of Tulumpanga (the Gog Range). Stooge Farm is home to abundant wildlife including wallabies, echidna, wombats and a healthy population of platypus which can often be sighted at dusk along the river. Embrace rest, swimming, canoeing, fishing, barbequeeing, bushwalking, birdwatching in the lost world of Stooge Farm Tasmania Only 20 minutes from the lovely regional town of Deloraine where you can stock up on supplies, enjoy a good coffee and the many amenities and historic streetscapes. It is a great launching place for all kinds of nature-based activities such as bushwalking, white-water rafting, rock-climbing, mountain biking and more. Cradle Mountain, the Great lake, the upper Mersey Valley, the Western Tiers and extensive World Heritage wilderness areas are all within an hour or so of Stooge Farm. Stooge Farm is located in its own peaceful valley along the Mersey River and has some of the best fishing, swimming and kayaking opportunities you could find anywhere. There are numerous campsites along the riverbanks, as well as beautiful walks along the river. Stooge Farm is a safe and secluded place away from the hustle and bustle of the mad modern world. As well as camping, it is also available to rent for a variety of purposes; as the ultimate fishing retreat, for wedding, birthday and other significant life events, as a yoga, meditation and lifestyle retreat, or simply the ultimate holiday destination. This is such a special place that you really need to come and experience it for yourself to believe it. We await your visit. *Some important notes before you book: - Campers must have their own toilet and must remove all waste and rubbish. Dogs are welcome but must be leashed at all time. - River water is available but drink at own risk. - We recommend a strong vehicle, and a 4WD when towing caravans as the road in is steep. - This is a quiet peaceful place, and to respect the wildlife and other campers we have a strictly no generators, amplified music or unnecessary noise. We will have to ask you to remove your dog if it barks. - Please exercise extreme caution with fires as we are in a high risk area. Keep your fire small and in the fireplaces provided; put your fire out if there is no one attendance. No fires during windy conditions or days or fire ban. It is your responsibility to monitor and assess local conditions and fire regulations.
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Almost Heaven Clydesdales

6 sites · RVs50 acres · Sheffield, TAS
Located at Sheffield, the town of murals, is our home, Almost Heaven Clydesdales. We are based on a 50-acre working Beef cattle stud. You'll find lots of quiet pets to pat, farm experiences, and an assortment of activities. A wonderful green space to recharge, reflect and recoup with big open spaces to camp on level ground, with brilliant stars at night and beautiful vistas during the day. We have on offer produce to pick from the market garden (seasonal), admire our lovely stud cattle as they roam about their day, help feed the chooks and collect fresh eggs, or watch our beautiful Clydesdales being worked or relaxing in the paddocks after hours. We offer grassy, level paddocks for campers, where you are welcome to choose your own spot to set up, ensuring your privacy. All campers must be self-sufficient, with their own toilet and we kindly ask you to take all waste with you. There is a dump station in town. Walking distance to the Sheffield township, with beautiful bakeries and coffee shops. Optional Extras for a cost Horse Drawn Wagon Tours and Self Care Of Silence Sessions with quiet pets. Please enquire for more details.
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The Farm Cradle Country

18 sites · RVs, Tents85 acres · Staverton, TAS
** Seasonal Closure May 2024 - July 2024 ** Set high up in the mountains of cradle country at a 540m elevation, our beautiful farm is peaceful and picturesque. The majestic presence of Mt Roland, Mt Van Dyke, Mt Claude and Black Bluff can be seen from various parts of our property with a stunning valley view sitting pretty at the rear of our plateau paddocks. Nestled in the heart of North West Tasmania with camping close to Cradle Mountain only a 35 minute picturesque drive, 15 min from Sheffield the town of Murals, 5 min to Lake Barrington perfect for swimming, rowing, water skiing, power boating and canoeing, 5 mins to Tasmazia with its model villages and endless mazes to occupy the kids along with many walks and natural Tasmanian attractions close by. Campfires permitted in designated area within the main campground when restrictions aren't in place. Firewood available. No amenities on site you must bring your own camping toilet and water. ** NO Dogs allowed on property as this is a working farm** Check us out on Instagram @thefarmcradle
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Dale Brook Organics

2 sites · RVs, Tents42 acres · Western Creek, TAS
Heaps of delicious blue berries after the 20th of January.Sorry but no pick your own. There are no amenities at this site. 18 hectares on the banks of the Dale Brook in Western Creek. Bio-dynamic [organic] farm focusing on blueberries and vegetables. Half of the property is bush land reserved for wildlife and flora preservation. There are walking tracks through the bush and guided walks around the vegetable gardens and fruit orchards are available. Seasonal farm gate produce available - the best blueberries you've ever tasted! We welcome guests who are self-contained with own amenities and leave no trace. Dogs are not permitted.
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Rivers Edge

1 site · RV, Tent24 acres · Gunns Plains, TAS
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.
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Marleen Herbs of Tasmania

6 sites · RVs, Tents185 acres · Barrington, TAS
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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Little Gem Campground

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Gormanston, TAS
Little Gem Campground in Gormanston Tasmania is a small but beautiful 1/4 acre of bush. There is the gorgeous bubbling Linda Creek head waters on your left as you enter the property. It feels so much bigger with no fences and bush on two sides. Pets are welcome, but please remember there are no fences and all pet waste needs to be taken away. The property is only suitable for self contained campers as there are no facilities. There is a public dump point opposite the intersection of Bent St and Lyell HWY Queenstown. There are many attractions near by, such as: - 10min drive to Queenstown - Iron Blow Lookout 2km away - Only 7min to the stunning Lake Burbury - 12min to Thureau Hills concrete boat ramp on Lake Burbury - 4.8km to the famous Mt Owen MTB Trails As the property is mostly bush, there is nowhere for large vehicles to turn around, so it is best in that case to back in.
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The best camping near Cradle Mountain - Lake Saint Clair National Park guide

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​The atmosphere at Lake St Clair is moody and ethereal – there’s an almost enchanted presence at this tranquil place. The Aboriginal name for Lake St Clair is leeawuleena, meaning ‘sleeping water’, and on still days you can truly appreciate the origins of this name. Lake St Clair is part of the celebrated Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park – the heart of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. It is at Lake St Clair that Tasmania’s most iconic multi-day walk, the Overland Track, comes to an end. Over six days, bushwalkers on this renowned track traverse a diverse and spectacular landscape, finishing up at the lake’s edge. In addition to the experiences to be had upon the lake, visitors can explore numerous walking trails throughout the park. A range of short and longer tracks meander off through ancient rainforests to alpine lakes or mountain summits. Regardless of which route you choose, you’ll find yourself submerged in Lake St Clair’s lavish wilderness.

Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair is the quintessential Tasmanian national park. In the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, this park has hundreds of kilometers of walking tracks that wind around dolerite peaks, ice-carved lakes, waterfalls, button grass moors, ancient beech forests, and wombats. This is one of Australia's most famous parks, meaning that the most accessible tracks can be busy in summer. The park has two car-accessible campgrounds, and a dozen hike-in camping areas, five reserved for hikers on the 6-day Overland Track, which runs south from Cradle Mountain to Lake St Clair.

Notable Campgrounds

  • Best for families: Discovery Holiday Parks Cradle Mountain features dozens of tent and campervan sites with amenities blocks and camp kitchens, walking distance from Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre.
  • Best for water lovers: Lake St Clair Tourist Park is a privately run waterfront campground that’s a great base for day hikes and kayaking.
  • Best for overnight hikers: Scott-Kilvert Hut has lake-side platforms for 10 tents and is ideally placed for day hikes around and up Cradle Mountain.

Tips for snagging a campsite reservation

  1. Book early to reserve a peak-season (December–February) site in the main campgrounds and caravan park.
  2. There's a fee to hike the Overland Track October–May and numbers limited to 24 people a day. Places for December–February often fill by mid-year so set a calendar reminder to book for the summer peak and be flexible with dates.
  3. If you’ve snow-hiked before, consider walking June–September, when there’s no need to book and you’ll get a wilder wilderness experience.

When to Go

Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair is busiest November–March when the weather is milder and generally more reliable. Consider visiting on weekdays outside the summer school holidays (mid–December to January), when there’s more space in the car parks and on walking tracks. Plan a visit in April–May to see the spectacular autumnal color show of Tasmania’s deciduous beech (fagus). The main campgrounds remain open all year but hiking and camping in snow is not for the inexperienced or faint-hearted. Snow sometimes falls at the height of summer too.

Know Before You Go

  • Cradle Mountain is one hour south of Devonport by car and two hours' drive west of Launceston. Lake St Clair is two hours northwest of Hobart by road.
  • There’s no direct road between the park’s north and south and the winding drive takes three hours. If hiking the Overland Track you’ll need to arrange return transport to your car.
  • Park passes are available online at Parks Tasmania or at the visitor centre on arrival.
  • RVs, caravans and camper trailers are prohibited on park roads year-round and Parks Tasmania stops all private vehicles accessing Dove Lake and other popular spots at peak times. Your parks pass includes unlimited shuttle bus rides.
  • Weather can deteriorate quickly and dramatically. Check the forecast at the visitor centre before walking and carry weatherproof clothing even on sunny days.
  • Wifi is available in both the Cradle Mountain and Lake St Clair national park visitor centres.

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