The best camping near Freycinet National Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Freycinet National Park adventure.

Discover Tasmania’s wild east coast from this seaside national park.  

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Paradise Lagoon

6 sites · RVs60 acres · Coles Bay, TAS
Welcome to Paradise Lagoon! Here you can stay 30 metres back from the foreshore of Pelican Bay. Unfortunately you cannot see the beautiful bay view from the campsite. You can simply walk 30 metres and take your chairs and esky and spend the day marveling at the views and bird life, or even grab the kayak and paddleboard for some healthy fun . Pelican Bay is a saltwater tidal lagoon, it's very shallow water for a long way, then gets deep a fair way out. The water is too shallow for Boats , but there is a boat ramp nearby. Wineglass Bay is just up the road in Freycinet National Park.We only welcome guests over the age of 50 who have a fully self-contained vehicle. There are no amenities as yet so you must BYO everything you need and leave no footprint. Thank you.
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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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AU$25
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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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AU$30
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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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AU$330
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Friendlies Rest

2 sites · Lodging100 acres · Coles Bay, TAS
Relax in a peaceful bush setting and connect with nature. This small off grid studio is situated on a 100 acre property located on the Freycinet Peninsula. The property is positioned close to Friendly Beaches, Moulting Lagoon and Freycinet National Park. The space is clean, cosy and comfortable with double bed, kitchenette and bathroom. Perfect for one or a couple. Unwind from a days adventure with the gentle sounds of local bird life and ocean swell. Watch wedge tail and sea eagles soar overhead and as the sun begins to set welcome the local wombats, wallabies, bandicoots and pademelons. The occasional Tassie devil can be heard late at night if you’re lucky. A 15 minutes drive to the entrance of Freycinet National Park and the Townships of Coles Bay and Bicheno this property is a unique base with privacy and peace to rest and rejuvenate after a day exploring the Freycinet Region.
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AU$125
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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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AU$37.60
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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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AU$60
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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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AU$120
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Kanyini Camp (self contained only)

8 sites · RVs25 acres · Little Swanport, TAS
Just a short turn off from the Great Eastern Drive between Triabunna and Swansea, with easy access to Maria Island and Freycinet National Park, Kanyini Camp is a beautiful and serene piece of land backing on Butlers Ridge Nature reserve with sweeping country views. We are one of only a few farms on a no through road and offer a unique experience of peace and serenity while being close to some of the major attractions the East Coast of Tasmania has to offer. We are located only a 10 minutes drive to one of the most beautiful (secret) beaches in Tasmania and 15 minutes drive to Triabunna where the ferry departs for Maria Island. We live on site (a few acres away across the rivulet) and are delighted to offer 10 opportunities for self-contained campers to camp on our private land and share our passion for the area. This is a leave no trace property that suits self-contained campers who bring everything they need and remove everything they bring. Well behaved dogs and humans are all welcome. We are farmers and this property is where we live and work. Please respect our requirement for self-contained campers only. This includes caravans and campervans with toilets on board. If you have a camper trailer with portable ensuite tent and toilet, please contact us PRIOR to making the booking. Very easy to find & to access, including easy turn around area for 2WD vehicles, camper trailers, campervan and caravans.
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The best camping near Freycinet National Park guide

Overview

About

Boasting some of Tasmania’s most idyllic coastal wilderness, Freycinet National Park is one of the island’s most visited parks. Wineglass Bay is the headline act, with its white-sand beach and crystalline waters, but you can also hike the rugged sea cliffs and granite mountains, snorkel and surf at sandy beaches, or paddle between rocky coves in a sea kayak. Campers will be in their element at the park, whether you want to park your motorhome at a beachside campground, pitch a tent in the sand dunes, or backpack to a secluded beach campsite.

Notable campgrounds

  • Best for hikers: Freycinet overnight walker campsites provide free tent-only sites with composting toilets at Wineglass Bay, Hazards, and Cooks beaches.
  • Best for RVs: Richardsons Beach Campground has powered and unpowered sites by the beach and in the sand dunes.
  • Best for beach camping: Friendly Beaches campground has basic tent and RV sites with pit toilets, right on the beach.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. Walk-in and Friendly Beaches campsites are available on a first-in, first-served basis only, and there is no camping fee. 
  2. Campsites at Richardsons Beach, Honeymoon Bay, and Ranger Creek can be booked through the Visitor Centre. Sites fill up quickly, so book at least one month in advance or three months for weekend bookings.
  3. Richardsons Beach, Honeymoon Bay, and Ranger Creek campsites are allocated by ballot for the summer season (18 December – 10 February). The ballot takes place in early August—contact the Visitor Centre to enter.

When to go

Tasmania’s east coast enjoys some of the mildest and driest temperatures on the island, making it a good choice for hiking and camping year-round. Summertime brings the crowds, but it’s also the best time for swimming and water sports at the park’s beaches, while spring and autumn provide the ideal weather for exploring. Winter nights can be nippy, but this is also whale-watching season along the coast.

Know before you go

  • The closest town to Freycinet National Park is Coles Bay, where you’ll find a gas station, supermarket, and other amenities.
  • Facilities within the park include a Visitor Centre, restrooms, and picnic areas. There is a complete fire ban throughout the park, but gas and fuel stoves may be used.
  • Park passes are required for all visitors to Tasmania's national parks.
  • Cell phone and internet coverage within the park is patchy. 
  • There are accessible campsites, restrooms, and trails at Freycinet National Park.

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