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Top 5 Tasmanian Free Camps



After spending 14 weeks exploring as much as possible of this beautiful little island we can safely say we have stayed at a fair share of the free camps and now share our Top Free Camps.


North Coast - Penguin - Halls Point Campground - Sulphur Creek

48hr Stay

Need to be self sufficient as there are no amenities

There are rubbish bins onsite which are emptied regulary.

Fairy penguins come out anywhere from 7.30pm - 11.00pm depending on the months. We were there from January - April and saw them at varying times. This was definitely a highlight of our trip for our boys.



West Coast - Trial Harbour

Need to be self sufficient as there are no amenities

When leaving town there are skip bins to dispose of your rubbish

May not be suitable for larger rigs due to the hairpin at the bottom of hill entering into the town. We made it round with an 18ft van through it was quite tight.

The sunsets from the West Coast camps are by far the best in Tasmania



West Coast - Granville Harbour

Need to be self sufficient as there are no amenities

When leaving town there are skip bins to dispose of your rubbish

To get to the more remote campsite's an offroad caravan or camper is recommended due to the sandy tracks. The amazing camp spots and views are well worth the effort

The sunsets from the West Coast camps are by far the best in Tasmania



Central North - Moina - Lake Gairdner Campground

Need to be self sufficient as there are no amenities of rubbish bins

Amazing lake side camp with fires permitted and if your lucky you can spot the local echidna's in the tall grass and Platypus in the shallow water near the river mouth.

This is an ideal free camp for those heading off to visit Cradle Mountain. You can safely leave your van and head off for the day with Cradle Mountain only being about a 20 minute drive.



Central West - Mackintosh Dam

Need to be self sufficient as there are no amenities of rubbish bins

Amazing views overlooking the dam near the entrance to the boat ramp. It is noted no camping is permitted on the actual boat ramp. There is also another camp around the corner near the second boat ramp which is amazing when you can keep it to yourself.




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