Free camping sites in Tasmania

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. Discover more great camp sites with our App and comprehensive Camps 11 Guidebook.

TAS Petal Point Our Camp - Photo credit No Boundaries

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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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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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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Scottsdale Northeast Park, Tasmania is a freedom favourite

The Scottsdale Northeast Park was so busy, I dropped in to see why it was so popular over the Australia Day weekend. I said hello to a great couple from Gippsland, Ron and  Lee Harwood. I caught them enjoying a breakfast of pancakes and local blueberries. Along with another camper Joy Bradford we happily chatted for ages, enjoying the morning sunshine. They all agreed that Northeast Park was one of their favourite campspots and it’s easy to see why. You can’t immediately tell how pretty this campground is from the road. It’s situated on the Tasman Highway, and within walking

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Free camp: Legerwood Memorial Park, Tasmania

The Legerwood Memorial RV Park and Day Use areas are adjacent to each other, with electric bbq’s, picnic tables, playground, toilets, an information centre, shade, water and a cafe across the road.  Just a short detour off the Tasman Hwy, 86km north of Launceston, the Legerwood Carved Memorial trees are the centrepiece of the RV Park, they were sculpted to commemorate World War One fallen soldiers from the Dorset area.  There are 25 statues and various scenes depicting the fallen men.   The trees were originally planted in their honour but as time aged the trees were deemed unsafe, they were in

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Big Waterhouse Lake

A beautiful free site: 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: YesToilets: NoShade: NoShower: No Water: NoFire: NoCaravan and Big Rig: Caravans and campersMobile Reception: YesMaximum Stay: 1 monthDirections: 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.

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Shelly Point Tasmania

Views and more views at Shelly Point, TAS

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: YesToilets: YesShade: NoShower: No Water: NoFire: NoCaravan and Big Rig: Caravans and campersMobile Reception: Yes

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TAS Scamander Reserve

Not for big rigs: Scamander Forest Reserve (Trout Creek)

Scamander Reserve is popular, with good reason, so try to arrive early if you are travelling during holiday periods or on the weekend. Recreational activities are king here on the lovely Scamander River where you can find bream, trout and occasionally cocky, salmon, trevalla and mullet. The campsite has toilets, shade, water, BBQs, mobile reception and a resident eel, plus it is pet friendly. Bring your mossie repellant, fishing gear or kayak and firewood! This pretty spot is located between St Helens and St Mary’s on the Tasmanian east coast. Make sure you travel there from Beaumaris, it is 11

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