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Cockle Creek by Ormond Williams
Beaches & Coasts

Australia’s most southerly tip: South East Cape, Tasmania

Cockle Creek by Ormond Williams Travel to Tasmania to reach Australia’s southern-most point. South East Cape which is part of Tasmania’s isolated southern coastline. It is 3680 kilometres between here and Cape York in Queensland, the most northerly part of Australia. Cockle Creek Bridge by Ormond Williams So remote, the South East Cape is accessible only via a walking track from nearby Cockle Creek, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Cockle Creek is as far south as you can drive – fortunately there are two FREE campsites here! Cockle Creek – Kas Christopher Accessed by a dirt road, suitable for conventional

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Myrtle Park Recreation update - Tasmania
Budget Campsite

Camping resumes at Myrtle Park Rec Ground, Tasmania

The City of Launceston will reopen the ever-popular Myrtle Park camping ground to the public on October 22.  Councillors also unanimously supported a recommendation to set overnight camping fees at the site at $20 per night per site, up to a maximum of 10 people – the same price as last year. Myrtle Park Rec Ground is Tasmania site 1 in the Camps 11 guide. Pet and Big Rig friendly, it now has a 14 day limit, with toilets, showers, laundry, playground, camp kitchen – even swimming and fishing. City of Launceston Mayor Albert van Zetten said he was thrilled

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Exploring the Meander Valley, Tasmania

Travelling further afield from Launceston, the Meander Valley Highway is well named. It is so pretty,  you want to take your time exploring,  what I imagine,  a drive through the English countryside might look like – quaint towns, historic buildings, churches and a village green. Driving into Hadspen just on the left as you are coming in off the highway is the Discovery Holiday Park Hadspen.  It has an IGA attached to it, so you can get fuel and supplies here. It was nice to see those little extras on offer as well like a coffee machine in the camp

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The Cunnamulla Fella, Queensland

See highlights from our south west Queensland trip

The Cunnamulla Fella, Queensland This is what we have in store for you in this newsletter: a route we definitely recommend, how a popular site has been upgraded, and still remains free/donation, a free camp plus can you guess a location? I also list some of my favourite reads for your trips – make sure you tell us yours!  All of these places were part of our South West Queensland winter adventure, and oh, we’d love to back out there! It looks like we won’t have our two in NSW and ACT home to Queensland for uni holidays. Mum is

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CMCA RV Park Geeveston
Budget Campsite

Heritage Park is now CMCA RV Park Geeveston, Tasmania

Heritage Park Geeveston has had a name change, following its closure by council and new management by CMCA. Now called CMCA RV Park Geeveston – it is still on Arve Road opposite the roadhouse now with the addition of a Custodian.  The previous facilities, bbq’s, picnic tables, bins, playground and shelters are not within the site but are still available at the park next door.   Situated on the banks of the Kermandie River  this is the most southerly of all CMCA RV parks. This quiet park is within the Heritage Park precinct which includes public amenities and off-leash dog park

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Tullah Lakeside Lodge

2 new Pubstays in Tassie

Today we listed two new campsites at beautiful Tullah in Tasmania. Both are pubstays and within close proximity to each other. Tullah Lakeside Lodge This pub stay is right on the banks of Lake Rosebery. They offer camping for Caravans, RVs and camper trailers, with power, water and shared amenities. However, the base is hard gravel. This means you won’t pitch a tent here, but you can always stay in the lodge just for the serenity and views. Camping is $25 for a couple for the night and there is a free area for self-contained RVs. You’ll be stunned with

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Lis Brown Camper Van

Lis Brown, Maggie and Mollie see Tasmania

  by Leisa Cooper from CAMPS AUSTRALIA WIDE It was a pleasure catching up with full time traveller Lis Brown of Tasmania recently for a chat. Lis is Dutch-born, but grew up in Queensland. She had been a Queensland Police Officer for many years. At age 48 she decided to retire early, and at 55 headed out on her new path – the road! Her first trip to Tasmania was for five weeks, in 1999. On a rushed drive through Corinna to catch a booked scenic flight at Strahan, she made a promise to one day return to Corinna. It

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Oatlands Heritage Highway Information & Historical Society3

Add Oatlands Historical Society Museum, Tasmania – to your list!

by Leisa Cooper, CAMPS Researcher Whilst out checking some sites and taking photographs of the Southern Midlands of Tasmania, I came across the Oatlands Historical Society Museum at the entrance to the town.  The museum doubles as the town’s Information Centre and is a treasure trove of the area’s history. Expect to spend lots of  time here fossicking amongst the amazing displays of photographs, newspaper items, books, and items of historical significance as well as a large collection of military memorabilia. The museum also offers you the “Oatlands Key” which allows access to historical buildings in Oatlands including the 1829

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TAS Petal Point Our Camp - Photo credit No Boundaries
Free Camping Tasmania

Petal Point – free camp at this remote Tassie Getaway

Photo credit No Boundaries Petal Point is a primitive camp situated high on an escarpment looking north across Bass Strait. Situated in the less travelled north east corner of Tasmania, we loved it because of its remoteness and panoramic views. At Petal Point, you need to be fully self-contained, take all your supplies in and take any evidence of your stay out. We settled in to the silence easily – only interruption was the ocean waves, sea breezes and the Mozart we belted out around the campfire at sunset – a luxury afforded because we were the only camping residents

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