Tasmania

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Camps Researchers on the Road
Camping

Camps Researchers on the Road: Leisa

Leisa has been with us since 2009, as our Technology and Marketing PA.  She handles the design and distribution of the Camps Newsletter that Heatley and I write for you each fortnight and she is also one of our teams’ web designers and created our current app website. Originally from Queensland, she decided to travel a few years ago, house sitting around Australia and continuing to work for us remotely. “Once when I was on the road, Heatley called me with some urgent work.  I found a place with internet signal, pulled up under a shady tree somewhere outside Gundagai,

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Beaches & Coasts

Campground at Freycinet Paintball, Tasmania

If you’re travelling Tassie our newest listing is a great little find!  Owners, Beck and Scally welcome everyone and all vehicles from tents and caravans to big rigs and well behaved pets!    The campground is located on the same site as Freycinet Paintball (so you can have some fun while you’re there).  The campground offers large grassy sites, there’s plenty of room to camp in the field or under shady wattles beyond the main campsite with views of Moulting Lagoon. You can enjoy the licensed bar opened in the evenings with TV,  BBQ and firepit to share some stories

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Budget Campsite

Weldborough Hotel & Camping – Now Free

The Historic Weldborough Hotel has long been a favourite for campers, now with an added bonus – they recently switched from paid to free camping! Originally built in 1876, the hotel and campground is nestled in the unspoilt majestic rainforest area of North East Tasmania at the bottom of the Blue Tier Mountain bike trails.

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Steve and Annette Camino of Hagley RV Farmstay
Budget Campsite

New listing: Hagley RV Farmstay

Our newest listing is Hagley RV Farmstay, in Tasmania, just 25 minutes from Launceston along the Meander Valley Road and 50 minutes from Devonport where you disembark the Spirit of Tasmania.  Congratulations to owners, Steve and Annette Camino. They have a 50 acre property, four of which is offered as a Campground.  The farmstay is not far off the main touring route, they grow lucerne and grass for silage and hay, and the land is nice and level with amazing views of the Great Western Tiers.  On arrival you’ll find a self check-in box, with a map of the campsites

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Camping

Free camp with a pool: Branxholm Camp Ground, Tasmania

How many free camps have a swimming pool? It is appreciation plus for the townsfolk of Branxholm for this gem. Look up TAS site 15 in CAMPS 10 or if you have our CAMPS AUSTRALIA WIDE App as well – simply go to the map or list and search for the site name! Here you have disabled facilities including showers, laundry, picnic tables, drinking water and mobile reception. Plus it is right beside the swimming pool (may even have free entry), playground and tennis court. No pets allowed. There’s a great pub, pizza joint and IGA across the road. The ground

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Waratah Wynyard Council Boat Harbour Beach Public Camping Update
Beaches & Coasts

Boat Harbour Beach – now day use only

UPDATE January 2020: This areas is now DAY USE ONLY. But it is a beautiful spot – so take a picnic!  PREVIOUS ARTICLE: Waratah Wynyard Council advised CAMPS last year that Boat Harbour Beach, had never been an official camp site. We are pleased to here that council has allowed freedom camping. This site is now in our App. Please add back to your CAMPS 10: 108 E6 (GPS: 40 55 37 S  145 36 56 E). Here’s the latest from council: In Sept/Oct 2018 Waratah Wynyard Council conducted a survey of Boat Harbour Beach residents and ratepayers to determine

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Little Blue Lake, Sth Mt Cameron image by Nic Betts Media
Camping

5 things to see and do around Branxholm, Tasmania

Little Blue Lake, Sth Mt Cameron image by Nic Betts Media One of our CAMPS researchers, Leisa is actually based near Branxholm and another resident Karen Haywood has kindly shared some of her photos with us. Both give us the local’s knowledge on what to see and do when you are in town. Leisa tells us, “I love that we have some hidden places like these that travellers often haven’t heard of, so they are guaranteed never to be crowded.” 1. Blue LakeThis little known spot is a result of the mining days, located between Derby and Gladstone. Not recommended

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Free Camping in Tasmania
Tasmania

Free Camping in Tasmania – Report

The news out of Tasmania this past week, that there is to be a reworking of the stance on free camping has no doubt been a hot button issue. From radio talk back shows to Facebook chatter, everyone has had lots to say.

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Scottsdale Northeast Park is one example of a free camping site in Tasmania
Camping

Tasmanian camping is open for business

13 February 2019 by Peter Gutwein, Treasurer There is no better place that caters for the free and low cost camping market. Importantly, visitors and locals alike continue to enjoy camping, and no camping sites have closed, or are flagged to close. There has been a review into the practical application of the policy in relation to council-owned camping facilities and the outcome will provide greater clarity and certainty for all stakeholders. Following consultation with councils, private operators, and RV users, it was found the previous policy needed clarification as well as simplification and that is exactly what has been achieved.

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