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Tasmania is a land of stunning coastline, flourishing wildlife, rich convict heritage and small friendly towns. There is plenty to see and travelling to your various destinations is an experience in itself with scenic views almost everywhere you go.

If you are travelling on a budget you can find some good free campsites scattered throughout the state. To make it easier for you we have included a few below – enjoy your travels and make sure you get enough rest along the way.

 

Big Waterhouse Lake Camping Area

Big Waterhouse Lake Camping Area

The Waterhouse Conservation Area is a popular place for camping and contains a diverse range of vegetation and wetland communities. There are no facilities at this camping area but if you are travelling in a caravan or camper van it’s a beautiful area to stay and explore.

Where: Waterhouse Conservation Area, 34 km North East of Bridport, Tasmania.
Pet Friendly: Yes
Toilets: No
Shade: No
Shower: No 
Water: No
Fire: No
Caravan and Big Rig: Caravans and campers
Mobile Reception: Yes
Maximum Stay: 1 month
Directions: Turn North off the B82, 27 km North East of Bridport onto Homestead Road then turn Left after 4.3 km for 2.5 km. Follow the 7 km dirt road.

Shelly Point

Shelly Point

Shelly point campsite is a beautiful area where you can soak up the sun and enjoy the fresh sea breeze. Although it is located so close to the beach, it is a sheltered and peaceful site with a long beach where you can stretch your legs and enjoy the view. Facilities are limited so this area is best suited to people who have their own supplies.

Where: 2 km South of Beaumaris, 3 km North of Scamander Bridge.
Pet Friendly: Yes
Toilets: Yes
Shade: No
Shower: No 
Water: No
Fire: No
Caravan and Big Rig: Caravans and campers
Mobile Reception: Yes

Moulting Bay Camping Area

Moulting Bay

Whether you have a tiny caravan or a huge big rig this campsite has space for everyone. The shade is great and it is close to Georges Bay which a great place to fish or go for a stroll. If you want to see Tasmanian birds and wildlife, Humbug Point is located on the northern side of Georges Bay where you can enjoy nature by going bushwalking, swimming and paddling.

Where: 8 km North East of St Helens.
Pet Friendly: Yes
Toilets: Yes
Shade: Yes
Shower: No
Water: Yes
Fire: Yes
Caravan and Big Rig: Yes
Mobile Reception: Yes
Maximum Stay: 1 month
Directions: Access to camp site via Binalong Bay Road. Turn East off route C850 after 7 km and follow 1 km dirt road.

Scamander Forest Reserve (Trout Creek)

Scamander Forest

Scamander Reserve is a popular place for a range of recreational activities. The tranquil Scamander River is close by where you can find bream, trout and occasionally cocky, salmon, trevalla and mullet. The campsite is popular, with good reason, so try to arrive early if you are travelling during holiday periods or on the weekend.

Where: 11 km West of Beaumaris, Tasmania.
Pet Friendly: Yes
Toilets: Yes
Shade: Yes
Shower: No 
Water: Yes
Fire: BBQs on site
Caravan and Big Rig: Yes
Mobile Reception: Yes
Directions: Access to camp site via Upper Scamander Road, Eastern Creek Road and Trout Road.

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