Hamilton Campground was only 30 minutes from our camp at New Norfolk so we didn’t have to drive far. The camp at Hamilton is 80km north west of Hobart.
This is a largish grass area by a the river Clyde. When we arrived I didn’t think we would fit in as there were around six or so other vans and not much room to park parallel as others were.
Thankfully people were starting to leave and so we parked next to the river. Our spot by the river was a bit hilly but as we have a compressor fridge being super flat is not an issue, we were flat enough.
At the camp are a couple of stone tables and benches as well as a couple of bins and fresh water points.
Amenities At Hamilton Campground
Toilets and showers as well as a laundry are available at the Campground. We met a couple again from our camp at Kenilworth Showgrounds on the Sunshine Coast. They mentioned you get the key for the laundry from the local council near by.
You will also find the dump point here, a large playground , park area and BBQ’s.
Have A Walk
Hamilton Inn/Post Office/Cafe
Yep that’s right all in one except the doors that separate them. At the top of the camp you will see the inn as well as the councils office.
We started at the cafe when we first arrived so we could get some change. After breakfast we noticed it was also the post office so got some change for the camp.
That evening we had a drink at the pub and got chatting to the barman about the history of the place. If you get the chance do ask!
The Inn has lots of quirky, old, cool pieces of antiques and memorabilia to look at as you sit in the window seat.
The next day we had an ice cream from the cafe again as it was 33c, I wasn’t expecting that in Tasmania. As we left with the van we bought a last take away coffee for the journey. This is a great little camp to relax by the water for a few days with a pub and cafe a few steps away.
- Location : Hamilton
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- State: Tasmania
- Pets: Yes
- Camp type : Council
- Price : $5pn per vehicle
- Water ? : Yes but not to stay hooked up to
- Power ? : No
- Will suit: All sized vehicles if there is room. You can see from the road if there is or not.
- Is it on Wikicamps ?: Yes
- Drive time to nearby shops: 1 minutes walk to or 2 minutes drive
- Amenities :Toilets, shower, laundry
- Other :Playground, park, dump point, BBQs, seating, bins, river, ducks, platypus walk, walk to pub and coffee shop
- WiFi & Phone Reception – Tested with Boost Mobile: – Yes but it comes and goes
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