Geeveston RSL is 60km south of Hobart and boast a couple of great camps. We chose the RSL as reviews said how nice the hosts were. They were right.
Geeveston RSL Camp
camp is a large well maintained grass area by the RSL. Some spots are
by the river where you might spot a platypus, others are under trees
for some shade. The area is big enough for any size rig and as long
as your self-contained you are welcome.
Head in to the RSL after 2pm to pay. At the moment it’s $10 per night or stay 4 pay 3. Once you pay you get the code for the toilets. Water is available.
paid for three nights and had a drink at the bar. Returning another
night for dinner, I can recommend the Salmon.. yummy! They serve
meals Thurs to Sun, 4 till 8pm. After a couple of drinks and a laugh
with the locals and staff we headed back to our van, only a few steps
had a fire pit one night as the weather had cooled and it was ok to
have one. You can buy a wheel barrow of firewood and loan a fire pot
here which is great value at $10
Geeveston Town Centre
Only a minute’s drive or a few minutes walk away from Geeveston RSL is the lovely little town. With life size wood carvings, cafes and an amazing Information centre. The Information centre has a guy carving wood or is that turning wood? you can watch him through a glass window. The centre not only has all the usual but also has wood sculptures and antique wood turning equipment.
Drive To The End Of The Road
The last road at the bottom of the South East ends at a car park. From here you can do a short walk to the South Right Whale Sculpture or do a five hour return walk to the South Cape Lookout. This lookout is possibly the closest you will get to the Antarctic from Tasmania.
Willie Smiths Apple Shed
Wow! I thought this was going to be an old shed that sold apples haha… the jokes on me. Don’t get me wrong, it looks like a big old shed on the outside. But the inside is… cool, warm, inviting, busy, quirky, tasty. Walking in you see the bar, then the cafe part, then the distillery. We had apple pie. When in Rome and all that, or is that Tassie 😉 As you sit having lunch or a taster paddle of cider you spot all the cool old antiques around the place.
A few of the the places by the water to see and do boating or just take in the views.
is an easy walk and a nice waterfall. Make sure you pack an extra
layer of clothing though 😀
Geevestone RSL is in a great location to see all the South east coast has to offer. As you can stay a total of two weeks at a low cost it’s worth stopping.