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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.

The tent sites are mostly level and can be secluded. There's a communal fire pit for use when permitted, a rustic

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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.

The tent sites are mostly level and can be secluded. There's a communal fire pit for use when permitted, a rustic communal camp shed where there's a wood fire that heats the shed and extra hot water. The shared camp shed has a sink, tables, chairs, BBQ and a hot shower and is under magnificent shady trees. 

Further away is a 'long-drop' composting toilet. Possum beach can be easily accessed (200m) There are nice walking and biking tracks leaving from the camp edge in the 150 acre forest.

We have many walking and bike trails through the 150 acres of forest and pasture accessible to campers.

The Port Arthur Historic site and a safe swimming beach are within walking distance with Safety Cove and Remarkable Cave 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.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).

Campsite area
Tent sites
8 sites
Up to 7 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Marian a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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Hipcamper Jacqui
Jacqui H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
March 20th, 2022

Marion’s property was fantastic! The camp kitchen was so handy, having a hot shower on sure too was just a god send. We tent camped here for 2 nights while we explored Port Arthur. No issues with the place at all - easy access, great communication with Marion, she was very helpful and accommodating. We loved the bush forest and open field vibes, and it’s so close to everything. Definitely recommend!

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Hipcamper Inge
Inge B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
March 16th, 2022

Lovely views of the water and a great place to base yourself for activities in the area. On a bit of slope but there are flattened out areas for setting up camp and it’s nice and grassy and not too crowded. Common area includes a kitchen with hot water so you can do your washing up without having to heat your own water etc. closing soon for some upgrading - looking forward to going back down the track.

Hipcamper Jane

Great long weekend camp

Jane T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
March 14th, 2022

Had a lovely stay at Semaphore Farm. Great facilities. Was fantastic having the camp kitchen with running hot water. The shower was great, lovely hot water and good flow.
Marian was very welcoming as were the other campers. Added bonus of being able to have our dog with us.

Hipcamper Gerardo
Gerardo P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
March 14th, 2022

Great campsite! Marian was lovely and very helpful.
Site has good facilities and great communal area.
Perfectly located minutes from Port Arthur Historic site.

Hipcamper Martyn
Martyn H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
February 13th, 2022

Marian was very nice and helpful showed us around and let us choose our spots, nice walks
around property great shower close to shops and port arthur site, a few more level sites would be good as this will become a regular spot,but all in all we had a good 2 days away thanks.marian

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Hipcamper Glenn

Extend family group camping

Glenn C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
January 10th, 2022

The site was exactly as we expected it. The communication and help from Marian was excellent.

Hipcamper Sarah
Sarah W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 8)
December 22nd, 2021

Great facilities and great location! The shower was particularly lovely! It’s in a really convenient spot to access everything you need to see in the area. Would definitely stay again and recommend to others!

Hipcamper Lois
Lois F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 6)
December 12th, 2021

A lovely serene landscape near Port Arthur historic site

Hipcamper Terina

Rustic, secluded and special 👍

Terina K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
December 7th, 2021

A beautiful secluded spot with lots of places to visit. Loved the camp kitchen and shower.
The paddock we were in was tidy and well kept with walking access to the beach.
Marian the owner was a joy to chat with.
I'd certainly go again 👍

Safety Cove beachBeach just over the roadGreat camp kitchen Beautiful manicured paddock
Property
Semaphore Farm
State
Tasmania
Country
Australia
AU$25/night
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