Camping is the ideal way to explore Tasmania, whether you do it in a campervan, motorhome, tent or caravan. Tasmania has more than 50 caravan parks. That apart, about 40% of Tasmania comprises of reserves and national parks, ideal for camping.
Camp in Huon Valley
Huon Valley has some of the most incredible scenery in Tasmania. You can go camping in the Hartz Mountains National Park near Geeveston. Make it a point to visit Bruny Island and Storm Bay for some stunning ocean views. Walk through Huonville’s rich apple orchards, walk past waterways and explore vineyards.
Camp in Cradle Mountain
Camp in Lake St Clair Park on the Cradle Mountain and enjoy some of the most exhilarating scenery, bushwalking tracks and spectacular mountainous peaks you’ve ever seen. You can also camp at the close by historical town of Burnie. Try the 6-day Overland Trek and enjoy watching the stars at night. Visit Dove Lake and watch the spectacular views of Cradle Mountain that are reflected in its pristine waters.
Camp at Freycinet National Park
Visit the quaint village of Swansea and enjoy its history. Enjoy game fishing, swimming and other water activities at the Great Oyster Bay. Take a day trip to the nearby stunning Maria Island. Visit Coles Bay and Wineglass Bay two of Tasmania’s best beaches. At Coles Bay, try your hand at abseiling, windsurfing, rock climbing, bushwalking, and wildlife and birdlife watching.
Camp at Port Arthur
The Port Arthur area has plenty of free campsites and caravan parking sites. Take your time to explore Port Arthur’s convict history, visit the museums and take a tour of the city. Cruise to the Isle of the Deadand see how people used to live in the olden days. Port Arthur is full of lovely beaches, walks and parks – enjoy them.
Camp at Flinders Island
Flinders Island is an enchanted paradise, filled to the brim with amazing scenery, birdlife and wildlife. You can scuba dive here and explore the many wrecks under water, bushwalk, go fishing, bike riding and much more. Explore the Flinders Trail from one part of the island to the other on horse or foot.
Camp at Rocky Cape National Park
Enjoy exploring the historical Stanley village. Join platypus and penguin tours, visit the seaquarium, and watch seals frolicking and so on. You’ll enjoy scuba diving here and marvel at the colorful coral reefs under water. Enjoy the stunning views from the chairlift on top of the Nut mountain, the coastal drives and the quaint fishing villages.
Camp at Strahan
The rugged west coast of Tasmania has many national parks, stretches of wilderness, an abundance of wildlife and birdlife and more. The Franklin River flows nearby; you can fish here and go on river cruises. Tasmania’s longest beach, Ocean beach, is also nearby. Explore the amazing dunes and scenery. Be sure to walk to Hogarth Falls. Picnic in the Swan Bay picnic area.
Camp at Mole Creek National Park
If you’re into cave exploring, camp in this park. Visit as many of the 300 caves as you can, but don’t miss the King Solomon’s Caves. Join a guided tour to the glow worm caves in Marakoopa. Explore the lush forests, walk the bushwalking tracks and enjoy the fresh air here.
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