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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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Beaches & Coasts

Oceanfront FREE CAMP: Green Point Beach, Marrawah, Tasmania

Here is a beautiful coastal campsite in the rugged west coast of Tasmania. It is free, pet friendly and protected from the wind. Metres down the road, you’re at the beach! The park here has toilets, cold showers, a playground, sheltered BBQ and picnic tables right over the beach with AMAZING views.  There are more picnic tables in the camp area (see the video below). Suited for motorhomes, campervans, camper trailers and tents. Bring drinking water. Cold outdoor showers. No open fires allowed.  The campsite is clearly signed and on the right before the beach.  Choose from flat bitumen sites

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Neil and Jovy, Halls Point (free camp), Tasmania
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Freedom camps near Penguin, Tasmania

Penguin is west of Ulverstone and Devonport, a gorgeous place to visit with two free and one donation campsite. All beachfront to the Bass Strait! Hall Point We met Neil and Jovie at Halls Point, Tasmania who said. “We find all our stays in the book! We can’t be happier with our travel with CAMPS.” What a great site they had – free and oceanfront. Penguins, too! I can’t believe you’ll see them at night here. It is a protected penguin colony, so definitely no pets allowed. Hall Point is not a large area, and it is close to the road and

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Penguin, Tasmania
Destinations

What to do and see around Penguin, Tasmania

Penguin is west of Ulverstone and Devonport, a gorgeous place to visit with two free and one donation campsite plus a caravan park. All camps are beachfront to the Bass Strait with sensational views! Just the drive in and around Penguin is a tourist must-do! As are the hinterland drives. This part of the north west coast of Tasmania has an unusual feature – a railway line that runs next to the sea! And right past some of those freedom camps. There is also a miniature railway. Spend some time exploring Penguin – we snapped a photo with the big

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Edge Of The World, Arthur River, Tasmania
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Must do: Edge of the World, Tasmania

We threw a pebble off ‘The Edge of the World’! Our team member and resident Tasmanian, Leisa Cooper, urged us to visit. She said, “If you include the west coast in your journey, (its wild and beautiful) past Stanley and Marrawah there’s a little spot called the ‘Edge of the World’.   “It’s the starting point to the longest uninterrupted stretch of ocean in the world, 16,000 km the nearest land mass to the west is not Africa, but Argentina and to the south Antarctica.” Leisa said, “It’s where they collect Cape Grim Water, as it’s the purest air and water

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21 Tassie Road Trip Hacks
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21 MUST-know travel and camping hacks for Tasmania

I am freshly back from the Apple Isle. Who knew I could learn so much in six days? Here’s some essential local knowledge to help you plan and navigate your Tasmanian road trip. SUMMER IN TASMANIA Summer in Tassie does not always equal warmth – but our swims were worth it! Our road trip rule is to at least put your toe in to each ocean you find (do NOT follow this if you have any rips, sharks or other fatal hazards). If you do not know what a rip is, please swim in the flagged patrolled areas. For any

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