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Camping and Cabin Fee Information

Many of our national parks and reserves offer excellent campsites which allow you to more fully appreciate the wonder of the area you are visiting. A small number of parks also offer cabin-style accommodation. 

Please note that prices for campground and cabin fees are correct as of 1 November 2012. Camping and accommodation fees are in addition to national park entry fees where applicable. Fees apply only to the campground or accommodation for which they are paid and are not transferable to other campgrounds or accommodation. Your fees are used to manage and improve facilities and services.

Please remember that dogs are not allowed in national parks and most reserves. If travelling from mainland Australia, please also be aware that many food items are not allowed into Tasmania - see details.

Take in, take out

Please be aware that rubbish bins are not provided in parks and reserves.
You are responsible for removing all waste that you take in. Bringing plastic bags may help this process.

To ensure a comfortable camping experience for both yourself, other campers and the environment, see our Information for sustainable camping [PDF 19KB].

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We recommend you should download Information for sustainable camping [PDF 19Kb].

Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area

Note that the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area (APCA) is a Conservation Area - national park entry fees do not apply.

Contact

Parks and Wildlife Service - Arthur Pieman

Fees

Short Term
Per night
Site 2 adults
Additional adult
Additional child 5 -17yr Max no. per site Education/school groups
Serviced Sites - Manuka, Prickly Wattle and Peppermint Campgrounds $13.00 $5.00 free 6 $2.50
Un-serviced Sites -  Tiger Flats, Nelson Bay, Stinking Beach, Greens Creek, Rebecca (Elsewhere campground) $6.00 $3.00 free 6 $2.00
Long Term
Up to 7 nights
Site 2 adults
Additional adult
Additional child 5 -17yr Max no. per site Education/school groups
Serviced Sites - Manuka, Prickly Wattle and Peppermint Campgrounds $50.00 $20.00 free 6 $10.00
Un-serviced Sites -  Tiger Flats, Nelson Bay, Stinking Beach, Greens Creek, Rebecca (Elsewhere campground) $30.00 $10.00 free 6 $5.00
Up to 30 nights
Site 2 adults
Additional adult
Additional child 5 -17yr Max no. per site Education/school groups
Serviced Sites - Manuka, Prickly Wattle and Peppermint Campgrounds $120.00 as per shorter term rates free 6 n/a
Un-serviced Sites -  Tiger Flats, Nelson Bay, Stinking Beach, Greens Creek, Rebecca (Elsewhere campground) $120.00 as per shorter term rates free 6 n/a
Camping is available within the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area. If the office is closed, there is a 24 hour self service located at the Temma and Rebecca Rd intersection or at the Arthur River Parks and Wildlife Service Office.

Serviced campgrounds at Arthur River are basic with water and toilet facilities. Campers are advised to bring their own camp showers. There are no bins provided and campers are asked to take rubbish with them. Fires are permitted except on Total Fire Ban days. Firewood can be collected from beaches or purchased from a local vendor. There are no powered sites available.

The Arthur River Cabin Park provides more formal facilities including hot showers and laundry. Phone (03) 6457 1212 or 0429 336 223 for fees and bookings.

Unserviced camp areas
There are a number of informal camping areas in the Conservation Area. Visitors should be aware that there are designated unserviced camping areas. Unserviced camping may impact on highly sensitive natural and Aboriginal Cultural Heritage sites. Camping areas are provided at Nelson Bay, Rebecca Creek, Stinking Beach and Sandy Cape. Visitors should seek further information and advice by contacting the Arthur River PWS Office on (03) 6457 1225.

A small campground is situated at at the Pieman State Reserve at Corinna, with water and pit toilet, and operated by a private operator. Ph: (03) 6446 1170. Dogs are not allowed.


Ben Lomond National Park

National park entry fees apply to Ben Lomond National Park.

Contact

Parks and Wildlife Service - Prospect Office

Fees

No camping charge.

No bookings are taken. A small campground with six unpowered sites is situated 1 km inside the park boundary and approximately 7 kms from the summit of the mountain, suitable for tents or small campervans. There is a flush toilet, non-treated water, picnic table and lookout. Note: National Parks Passes can be purchased at the Creek Inn, on Ben Lomond, where meals & other accommodation options are available year round. Bookings: Ph: (03) 6390 619.

 


Cockle Creek - (Southwest National Park - South East)

 

National park entry fees apply to Cockle Creek - (Southwest National Park - south-east).

Contact

Parks and Wildlife Service - Huonville Office

Fees

No camping charge or bookings taken.

Several camping grounds with pit toilets (no water or firewood) are located at Recherche Bay Nature Recreation Area before the Cockle Creek bridge. Access to tank water (not treated) from the park is permitted.

Once over the Cockle Creek bridge, national park entry fees and conditions apply. Dogs, generators and fires are not permitted inside the national park section of Cockle Creek, but are permitted in the Recherche Bay Nature Recreation Area. Small campsites, plus a larger one at Boltons Green. have pit toilets. You will need to take your own drinking water.

National park passes available Hobart, Huonville Parks Office (22 Main St, Huonville), Forest and Heritage Centre, Geeveston or Hastings Caves Visitor Centre.

24 hour passes available from self-registration booth at Cockle Creek. Road to Cockle Creek is often rough in places. Caravan access is possible with care.

 


Cradle Mountain

 

National park entry fees apply to Cradle Mountain.

Contact

Cradle Mountain Visitor Information

Fees

Waldheim Cabins 4 berth
6 berth
8 berth
minimum cabin charge for entire unit
$95.00 $135.00 $185.00

The cabins are located 5 km inside the park. Bookings are necessary. The cabins are located inside the park and are equipped with electric heating, single bunk beds, basic cooking utensils, crockery, cutlery and a electric stove. Amenities block has showers and flushing toilets. Linen can be provided at an additional charge ($11.00 per person). Waldheim has permanent electricity, and electric refridgerators.

Please read the terms and conditions [PDF 36KB] associated with the Waldheim Cabins.

For further information and bookings, please phone (03) 6491 2271 or visit the booking service below:

Note: The campground just before the Cradle Mountain National Park entrance, is privately operated by Cosy Cabins (Ph: (03) 6492 1395 for charges/bookings). Campsites, cabins, bunk rooms, powered sites and alpine mini huts are available at this campsite. There are other accommodation options in the area - see www.discovertasmania.com.au for details.

 


Douglas-Apsley National Park

 

National park entry fees apply to Douglas-Apsley National Park.

Contact

Parks and Wildlife Service - Freycinet

Fees

No camping charge or bookings taken

There is a small bush camping area near Apsley Waterhole and viewing platform, 10 minutes walk from carpark off Rosedale Road. Pit toilet, shelter, small information booth, water from river only. Fuel stoves only from 1 October - 30 April.

 


Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park

 

National park entry fees apply to Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.

Contact

Parks and Wildlife Service - Queenstown

Fees

No camping charge or bookings taken.

The Collingwood River (starting point for rafting/canoeing trips down Franklin River) has basic campsites on the eastern side of the river. There are no facilities. The area is a Fuel Stove Only Area - campfires are not allowed.

 


Freycinet National Park

 

National park entry fees apply to Freycinet National Park.

Contact

Parks and Wildlife Service - Freycinet

Fees

Richardsons Beach, Honeymoon Bay and Ranger Creek unpowered site powered site
2 people (minimum fee) $13.00 $16.00
Each additional adult (18+) $5.00 $7.00
Each additional child (5-17, under 5 no charge) $2.50 $3.50
Family (2 adults, 3 children) $16.00 $22.00

Due to the high demand for campsites, a ballot system operates from the 18th December until the 10th February and for Easter each year and is decided by a ballot system drawn early August. Applications should be received by Freycinet National Park by the 31st of July and must be made by letter/fax/email.

Ballot entries are being taken until July 31 for the next ballot periods. Successful applicants will be notified by mail. Ballot entry forms can be downloaded here.

Please contact the Visitor Reception Office on the above email to make bookings for other times of the year.

Camping available at Richardsons Beach (dunes area - fuel stoves only), Honeymoon Bay (open Summer/Easter only), and Ranger Creek. Electric barbecues, picnic tables, non-treated water and toilets at Honeymoon Bay and Ranger Creek. Toilet at Wineglass Bay car park. For caravans (up to 6m), 19 powered sites are available. A designated backpackers camping area (no cars/no bookings taken/groups must register with Visitor Centre) is available. Caravan access is available only to powered sites. See Freycinet Camping Information [PDF 997 KB] for further details.

A basic campground is also available at Friendly Beaches (Isaacs Point). The turn-off is approximately 19 kms before the Coles Bay township and main park entrance. Pit toilets, no water, fuel stove only area. National park fees apply, but there is no camping charge.


Lake Pedder (South West National Park via Maydena)

National park entry fees apply to Lake Pedder (South West National Park via Maydena).

Contact

Parks and Wildlife Service Mt Field

Fees

 

Per night
Site 2 adults
Additional adult
Additional child 5 -17yr Family 2 adults and up to 4 children Max no. per site
Teds Beach
$13.00 $5.00 $2.50 $16.00 6
Huon Campground $10.00 $5.00 $2.50 $15.00 6

Teds Beach Campground: On sealed Gordon River Road near Strathgordon. Boat ramp, toilets, non-treated drinking water, picnic facilities, free electric barbecues, shelters, fuel stoves only. Caravan access is available. Above fees apply.

Huon Campground: On unsealed road, just off Scotts Peak Road. Non-treated drinking water, toilets, picnic facilities, shelters, fireplace with wood supplied. Caravan access is available. Above fees apply.

Edgar Campground: On unsealed road, just off Scotts Peak Road. Boat ramp, non-treated drinking water, toilets, picnic facilities, shelters, fireplace with wood supplied. Caravan access is available. No fees apply to Lake Edgar Campground


Lake St Clair

National park entry fees apply Lake St Clair.

Contact

Private operator on site

Phone: (03) 6289 1137 or email frontdesk@lakestclairlodge.com.au for fees and facilities.

Unpowered and powered sites, as well as cabin accommodation, are operated by an on-site private operator.

 


Lime Bay State Reserve

Contact

Parks and Wildlife Service - Seven Mile Beach

Lime Bay per night
2 people (minimum fee) $13.00
Each additional adult (18+) $5.00
Each additional child (5-17, under 5 no charge) $2.50
Family (2 adults, 3 children) $16.00

The site is suitable for both tents and caravans. Bookings are not taken. Facilities include toilets, some picnic tables and fire places. Please bring your own water and firewood. As total fire bans can occur at short notice, a fuel stove is recommended for cooking.


Maria Island National Park

National park entry fees apply to Maria Island National Park.

Contact

Parks and Wildlife Service - Maria Island

Fees

Penitentiary Units (max 6 per room except large room - 6 & 8) Cost
Per room per night (up to 2 people) $44.00
Each additional adult $10.00
Family (max 2 adults, 3 children) $50.00
Each additional child (5 -17 years old inclusive, 0 - 4 years free) $5.00
Adult backpacker rate (willing to share room) $15.00
Child backpacker rate (willing to share room) $7.50
School groups outside school holidays – per room per night flat rate $30.00

Bookings are necessary for Penitentiary units only. Penitentiary accommodation consists of nine 6-bunk-bed rooms, each with comfortable mattresses, picnic-style table & chairs and wood heater (not suitable for cooking). A tenth room sleeps 4 and 10 in separate but adjoining areas and is charged as two rooms. Bring food, bedding and lighting. Visitors also need to bring their own pots, pans, kettles, crockery and cutlery. In the Camp Kitchen in the Mess Hall, gas stove tops are provided for cooking (no ovens).

Camping (max 6 per tent site) Current Cost
Per site per night (1 person) $7.00
Per site per night (2 people) $13.00
Each additional adult $5.00
Family (max 2 adults, 3 children) $16.00
Each additional child (5-7 years old inclusive - 0-4 years free) $2.50
School children as part of a school group outside school holidays $2.50
Adults as part of school group outside school holidays (note - 1 adult stays free per 15 children) $5.00

A campsite is available at Darlington nearby the toilet facilities and hot showers ($1 coins required for showers). Firewood provided for BBQ shelter fireplaces, free gas barbecues in shelter behind dunes of Darlington Bay beach.

Two free campsites are available at French’s Farm and Encampment Cove, 3 - 4 hours walk away. Fuel stoves only at Frenchs Farm. Non-treated rainwater available from tanks.

See Maria Island Visitor Guide for details of getting to Maria Island. Please ensure that you book your passage to Maria Island (see our Maria Island Access page) concurrently with your accommodation booking.

To make a booking for the Penitentiary please contact Maria Island National Park on (03) 62 571 420 or email: maria.island@parks.tas.gov.au Or contact Triabunna Visitor Centre on (03) 6256 4772 or by email: triabunnavic@freycinet.tas.gov.au


Mt Field National Park

National park entry fees apply to Mt Field National Park.

Mt Field Campground

Unpowered and powered sites, and amenities block with hot showers, clothes washing machine and drier (coin operated), BBQ shelters and hot water.

Mt Field is listed by Australian Geographic as one of 18 best campgrounds in Australia - see  http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/journal/view-image.htm?index=9&gid=5709

Contact

Parks and Wildlife Service Mt Field

 Fees

Mt Field National Park Campground
unpowered site powered site
1 person $10.00 $20.00 
2 people $16.00 $20.00
Each additional adult (18+) $7.00 $9.00
Each additional child (5-17, under 5 no charge) $3.00 $4.00
Family (2 adults, 3 children) $22.00 $30.00
Bookings are not taken for the campground.

Government Huts

Contact

Parks and Wildlife Service Mt Field

Fees
Government Huts (up to 6 persons) $45.00 (flat rate for use of hut)
Five cabins with 6 bunks per cabin, with vinyl covered mattresses, cold water, wood heater and firewood. No electricity/gas. Communal toilet block (no showers). Fuel stove essential, no fires outside cabins.

Keys can be collected from and must be returned to the Mt Field Visitor Centre. 

Please read the Terms and Conditions associated with the Government Huts [PDF 94 Kb].

For further information and bookings for the Government Huts, please phone (03) 64 912271 or visit the booking service below.

Click here for Rooms, Rates and to Book and Pay Online



Please note: The campgrounds and Government Huts have received the Australian Tourism Quality Assured accreditation.



Mt William National Park

National park entry fees apply Mt William National Park.

Contact

Parks & Wildlife Service - Mt William

Fees

Unpowered Site per night
2 people (minimum fee) $13.00
Each additional adult (18+) $5.00
Each additional child (5-17, under 5 no charge) $2.50
Family (2 adults, 3 children) $16.00

A weekly discounted camping fee to cover up to 7 nights is available. For 1-2 adults the cost is $50.00. Each extra adult is $20.00, each extra child is $10.00.

Please Note: There is no refuse disposal, power, wood or reliable drinking water available at this Park. Please bring your own drinking water and own firewood (available for sale in the Gladstone Township). Fuel stoves are recommended in this park.

No bookings are taken. Some picnic tables and fireplaces provided, pit toilets at all sites. Day shelter with gas barbecues at Stumpys Bay (campground No. 4 only) with a small non-treated water tank (seasonal only).

There are 6 designated camping sites: Top Camp near Musselroe Bay; Deep Creek near Eddystone Point; Stumpys Bay No.1; Stumpys Bay No.2; Stumpys Bay No.3; and Stumpys Bay No.4. Generators are only permitted at No. 3, Stumpys Bay. The Visitors Guide to Mt William National Park has a map showing the locations of these campsites.

Bore water, for washing purposes only, available at Stumpys campground Nos. 1 and 3, and also at Deep Creek campsite.

Campgrounds and narrow access tracks are not suitable for large caravans and motorhomes. They may be seriously damaged due to limited manouvering space and large overhanging tree branches. Small to medium sized caravans and motorhomes can be accommodated in all campgrounds except Stumpys number 2, which is suited to tent-based camping.

Several sheltered camping areas have been developed around Stumpys Bay in the north of the park. There is also a camp site at the far northern end of the park, just before Musselroe Bay township.

At the southern end of the park campsites are found at the end of the beachside road from Eddystone Point to Deep Creek.

All official campsites are marked with signs and there are plenty of sheltered sites, but no power is provided.

Campers are required to pay camping fees upon occupying a campsite. Deposit boxes are situated at each campground. EFTPOS facilities are not available.

Narawntapu National Park (formerly Asbestos Range National Park)

National park entry fees apply to Narawntapu National Park.

Contact

Parks and Wildlife Service Narawntapu National Park

Fees

Number of people
unpowered site powered site
2 people (minimum fee) $13.00 $16.00
Each additional adult (18+) $5.00 $7.00
Each additional child (5-17, under 5 no charge) $2.50 $3.50
Family (2 adults, 3 children) $16.00 $22.00

Bookings for camping in the Park are only taken for large school groups. Horse riders must provide the parks staff with at least 48hrs notice prior to bringing horses into the national park. Campgrounds are located at Springlawn, Bakers Point, Koybaa, and The Horse Yards.

A self-registration system for after hour’s campers operates from the Springlawn Visitors Centre. All campgrounds have hybrid septic / chemical toilets and many campsites within each Campground have tables. Fuel stoves are advised, as fire bans can be imposed without warning.

At Springlawn there are septic toilets, a shower block (Fee for 4 minute tokens, available from Visitor Centre), powered sites and electric barbecues.

The park is easily reached from either Devonport or Launceston. Badger Head is a day-use only area, has picnic facilities (barbecue, tables, shelter) but no toilet.

 


Peggs Beach Conservation Area

This is a conservation area - national park entry fees do not apply.

Contact

Parks and Wildlife Service Smithton Field Centre

Unpowered Site per night        up to 7 nights 
2 people (minimum fee) $13.00  $50.00
Each additional adult (18+) $5.00  $20.00
Each additional child (5-17, under 5 no charge) free  free
Education/School Groups $2.50  $10.00

Maximum number per site is 6

Peggs Beach Conservation Area has two designated camping areas. Black River campground - pit toilets, no drinking water; Peggs Beach campground - flushing toilets, no drinking water.


South Bruny National Park

National park entry fees apply to South Bruny National Park except for the Neck Reserve.

Contact

Parks and Wildlife Service - South Bruny Island National Park

Fees

The following camping fees at Cloudy Corner, Jetty Beach and Bruny Neck apply:

 

Camping (max 6 per tent site) per night
2 people (minimum fee) $10.00
Each additional adult (18+) $5.00
Each additional child (5-17, under 5 no charge) $2.50
Family (2 adults, 3 children) $15.

National park entry fees apply, except for the Neck Reserve.

Cloudy Bay

There are two camping grounds at Cloudy Bay. The first one is The Pines on Cloudy Bay Road, very small, uneven sites, pit toilet. No fees are charged.

The second is Cloudy Bay Corner Beach campground, accessed via the beach (2 kms) - 4WD advised, boat launch from beach at Cloudy Corner. Pit toilets. Bring own water and firewood.

Jetty Beach - Cape Bruny. Two pit toilets, non-treated tank water (seasonal only), picnic shelters, bring own firewood, safe swimming for children. Boat launch from beach. Caravan access is available.

The Neck Reserve

The Neck Reserve is outside the national park – no park entry fees apply.

Pit toilet, day use shelter, open fireplace, bring own firewood, non-treated tank water (seasonal only). Caravan access is available.


Strzelecki National Park

National park entry fees apply to Strzelecki National Park.

Contact

Parks and Wildlife Service - Strzelecki National Park

On Flinders Island there are commercial facilities including hotel accommodation, shops, petrol and post office in Whitemark and Lady Barron. There is also a shop a Killiekrankie.

Within the national park there is a designated camping ground at the southern end of Trousers Point. Basic visitor facilities include a composting toilet, rainwater tank (non-treated), fireplace areas, picnic tables, open areas for tents, information board and rubbish bins. To minimise environmental degradation, visitors are reminded not to cut trees for firewood. By preference, fuel stoves should be carried and used.

At Fotheringate Bay facilities consist of a gravel road and car park and a short walking track leading to a small picnic area. The area provides an alternative recreation site to Trousers Point on windy days.

Fees

No camping charge or bookings taken.


Tasman National Park

National park entry fees apply to Tasman National Park.

Contact

Parks and Wildlife Service - Tasman Peninsula

For bookings and information please contact Fortescue Bay on-site caretaker directly on telephone 03 6250 2433, fax 6250 2961 or email fortescue.fortescuebay@parks.tas.gov.au. Office is often unmanned during the day - please leave a message and your call will be returned.

Fees

Fortescue Bay per night
2 people (minimum fee) $13.00
Each additional adult (18+) $5.00
Each additional child (5-17, under 5 no charge) $2.50
Family (2 adults, 3 children) $16.00

There are two separate campsites at Fortescue Bay. Bookings are necessary. Toilets and fireplaces are provided while hot showers and wood are available for a small fee. A gas barbecue in available in the day use area. National parks passes available from caretaker, 24 hour park passes available at self-registration box near campground information board. Caravan access is available. See a map of the layout of the Mill Creek and Banksia Campsites. [PDF 254 KB].

For further details of camping at Fortescue Bay, see our camping notes [PDF 141 KB]


Additional Information

Information for sustainable camping [PDF 19KB].

Guidelines to ensure a comfortable camping experience for both yourself, other campers and the environment.

There are many other campsites located around the State which are managed by:

Forestry Tasmania

GPO Box 207
Hobart TAS 7001
Phone:03 6233 8203
URL:www.forestrytas.com.au

Hydro Tasmania

Phone:03 6230 5301
URL:www.hydro.com.au

For commercial campgrounds with facilities, caravan parks and other accommodation options:

Tourism Tasmania

Tourism Tasmania TAS
Phone:1300 655 145
URL:www.discovertasmania.com.au
or your nearest Tasmanian Travel & Information Centre listed in the local telephone directory.