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Freycinet National Park, Tasmania
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“Unbeatable” beachfront camping at Richardsons Beach, Freycinet National Park, Tasmania

Wow, what an amazing spot in Coles Bay, Freycinet National Park! Bec from Look The World In The Eye has been travelling Australia for six months when they came across this beauty in Tasmania. They said, “Unbeatable position! This is one of the nicest spots we’ve camped!” “$13 for unpowered ‘tent’ sites (not all suitable to sleep in a car as some car parks sloped – we were in site #30 which was great for our van) or $16 for power and water (all powered sites suitable for caravans).” This site is Richardsons Beach, just outside Coles Bay – beside Ranger

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Lilydale Falls, Tasmania
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Lilydale Falls Reserve – North East Tasmania

Travel_and_tassie via Instagram While heading off on an early morning trip towards the Meander Valley, it was an opportunity to stop at the Lilydale Falls Reserve about 25 km east of Launceston, just on the outskirts of the village of Lilydale.  The spot is popular for a picnic, to camp or for bushwalking.  (Above image @Travel_and_tassie via Instagram ) The reserve is a leafy, shaded haven, with lots of birdlife and plenty of room for vehicles,  caravans, motorhomes or to camp up for one night. There is an undercover area with bbq, a playground for the kids, picnic tables, toilets, bins

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What to see and do at Arthur River in Tasmania’s North West

Boasting three budget campgrounds and a caravan park, Arthur River is a must do! This tiny village has a population of about 25. Surrounded by the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area and located on the Tarkine Drive this is a pristine area of Tasmania.  As for wildlife, there are  Bennett’s wallabies, Tasmanian pademelons and wombats. Tasmanian devils, brushtail possums and spotted-tailed quolls! Unfortunately, we only spotted the Tassie Devil signs. Birdwatchers have plenty of species to spot as well. On top of fishing, surfing, horse riding and camping, it is surprising how much there is to do and see… The Edge of the World A must! Take the short drive and take the boardwalk to

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Prickly Wattle Campground, Arthur River, Tasmania
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3 budget camps at Arthur River and Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area, Tasmania

Here’s three camps in the wilds at Arthur River, in the Tarkine of Tasmania’s north west. They are all pet friendly, shaded, with toilets and firepits. Suitable for tents, camper trailers, motorhomes and caravans. Manuka Campground, Arthur River, Tasmania Manuka Campground You’ll find it one kilometre north of Arthur River. This is the most open and largest campground of the three. It is suitable for Big Rigs and the toilets are disability friendly. It also has beach and boat ramp access. Peppermint Campground, Arthur River, Tasmania Peppermint Campground This small campground is central to town, on the north side of the

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Peppermint Campground, Arthur River, Tasmania
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Peppermint Campground at Arthur River, Tasmania

Here’s Peppermint Campground at Arthur River, on the Tarkine Coast of Tasmania. This one is opposite the only store/takeaway in town and has a huge enclosed camp kitchen. Have you stopped here? It is not a big campground – larger sites are north and south of town – these are all budget pet friendly sites in the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area. Peppermint Campground is suitable for caravans, motorhomes, tents and camper trailers. Firepits and picnic tables are available.  This site is pet friendly. Here’s the sign to abide by when you are there – remember to take your rubbish with you,

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Litchfield National Park Central Valley Map
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NEW Litchfield National Park camps to open for winter in Northern Territory

Three secluded 4WD campgrounds, next to East Reynolds River are due to open May 28, 2022.  To camp at Central Valley campground 1, 2 or 3, you must have a booking and key to enter. Access is via a locked gate. These campgrounds mark the completion of the $17.5 million Turbo Charging Tourism project.More than 300,000 people visit Litchfield National Park every year and the addition of Central Valley has created 32 new campsites across 3 campgrounds in Litchfield. Territorians have also embraced Central Valley, with 99 per cent of camp bookings for Campground 1 coming from local residents. Each of

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The Stumpys – Mount William National Park, NE Tasmania

If you’ve camped at Stumpys Bay in the north east of Tasmania, you’ll already know what a find it is.  Off the Tasman Highway, travel to Gladstone and follow the signs towards Musselroe Bay, it is gravel all the way with a hint of bitumen, but don’t get excited, it doesn’t last long. The road is subject to flooding so plan ahead.  It is all very well signed along the way.  I initially had three bars of Telstra signal here, but it disappeared quickly as I entered Mt William National Park and no Optus at all. There’s an information bay

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Spirit of Tasmania
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Crossing Bass Strait to be easier

Images courtesy of Geelong Port and Spirit of Tasmania Did you know the Spirit of Tasmania is moving its mainland link from Station Pier, Port Melbourne to Corio Quay just north of Geelong? This is good news for caravanners and larger vehicles, heading for holidays on the Apple Isle.   That dreaded going round in circles and doing laps of Station Pier, trying to find somewhere to park is coming to an end! Catching the Spirit on the mainland side has always been a bit of a bottle neck for parking larger vehicles waiting to cross Bass Strait, not to

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CAMPS Tips on Touring Tasmania
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Tips on Touring Tasmania

Ezra from the UK, is hiring a motorhome, and organising a week’s camping in Tasmania. He said places are booking out already, and was hoping for some advice…  Now, we’re just back from Tasmania and it is no surprise bookings are busy. Especially around that time. We had trouble, too – but there was still room in free camps. Firstly – here is our latest article that is perfect for you. I would recommend choosing one corner of Tasmania (depending on where you fly into Tasmania), otherwise in a week you’ll spend a lot of time driving. Many free camps

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