The best camping near Bay of Fires Conservation Area

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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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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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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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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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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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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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The best camping near Bay of Fires Conservation Area guide

Overview

About

The Bay of Fires Conservation Area is a stunningly beautiful and ecologically diverse coastal region in northeastern Tasmania. The area stretches for over 50 kilometres, along the pristine coastline of white beaches and clear blue waters, framed by rugged headlands and rocky outcrops. The sprawling landscape is a mixture of wildflower-strewn grassland meadows, scrubby heath land, wetlands teeming with birdlife, and tall forests of eucalyptus. Along the shoreline, you can explore secluded coves or take long walks on endless sandy beaches backed by orange granite boulders that glisten in the sun. With an abundance of wildlife including wallabies, quolls, dolphins and whales, it's no wonder why camping near the Bay of Fires Conservation Area is always a hit.

Notable campgrounds

  • Policemans Point Campground - A serene spot nestled amid the coastal heath, ideal for beachside camping and nature watching.
  • Jeanneret Beach Camping Area - Offers a picturesque setting for campers seeking tranquillity and direct beach access.
  • Cosy Corner North Campground - Perfect for those looking to unwind amid the dunes with easy access to fishing and swimming spots.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early, especially during peak season, to secure your ideal campsite amid the Bay of Fires' popular spots.
  • Consider visiting during the shoulder seasons for a better chance at snagging a reservation and a quieter experience.
  • Keep an eye on cancellation policies and last-minute availability, as plans change and spots may open up.
  • Explore nearby camping options to increase your chances of finding a spot, especially if main campgrounds are full.

When to go

The best time to visit Bay of Fires is during the warmer months from November to April, when the weather is ideal for beach activities. Winter can be chilly, and some facilities may be less accessible. Always check local fire bans and weather conditions before planning your trip.

Know before you go

  • Check the Tasmania Fire Service website for fire bans and restrictions before your visit.
  • Be aware of steep drop-offs and rips when swimming; always exercise caution in the water.
  • Respect the cultural heritage of the area; do not disturb Aboriginal midden sites.
  • Remember, dogs on leads are permitted in most campgrounds, but not all, so check ahead.
  • Stock up on supplies in St Helens, as local shops near the conservation area are limited.

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