Free Camps In Tasmania are still in abundance although we were told lots of free camps had closed. We stayed at 23 Free & Low Cost Camps Around Tasmania over three months. Power wasn’t an issue for us as we have a great solar and battery set so we can be off grid. With that in mind we didn’t need to plug into power for our whole stay.
Free Camps In Tasmania
Here’s our list of free, donation & low cost camps we stayed at around Tasmania. I have included the low cost camps as they are all under $13. We chose to stay in these camps, unhook the van and drive the ute to the surrounding areas. This way we weren’t towing the van everywhere.
Each camp has a brief description and a photo or two. We have already written about each camp in full detail, including if they have Water, Showers, dump point, BBQ’s and are pet friendly etc. Also each full post has more photos information and google map location.
So, have a scroll through our list and “Click On The ORANGE Camp Name To Read The Full Post On That Particular Camp”
The Berry Patch at Turners Beach is less than 20 minutes west from the Spirit Of Tasmania (SOT). So good we stayed twice and as Larry likes to say “Berry Before you Ferry” as it’s so close. This camp has a fantastic cafe onsite and you can pick your own berries.
Tall Timbers RV Stop is one of the best free camps in Tasmania we stayed at. You camp in a large grassed area by a sweet river with ducks. Attached is the bistro, bar and bottle shop & much more. It’s in the north west a short drive from Stanley and the nut as well as the beautiful Trowutta Arch sink hole.
This friendly and well located farm stay is located in Hagley, 70km south of Devonport. From here you can drive to Launceston, Deloraine, Liffiey Waterfall, Evendale, Elizabeth Town, Molle Creek, Ben Lomond National Park & Jacobs Ladder as well as the Belly Button Of Tasmania (the centre)
As the name suggests this fantastic camp is in the north east and is another one of the great free camps in Tasmania but it has a donation box should you wish to support it. This camp has everything except power and you can stay for 2 weeks. Walk to town, buy from the Amish stall or go for a drive to Bridport, The Little Blue lake or Musselroe Bay Back Beach.
This huge camping area is in the north east of Tasmania is a short walk from the famous Pub In The Paddock. Bay of Fires and St Helens are a close drive away as is St Columbia Falls and beautiful rainforest walks.
White Sands Estate & Iron House Brewery is a must stay. It’s one of our top free camps in Tasmania. The camp is located by the Ocean and next to the great brewery. Have a drink, lunch or dinner, no uber needed.
If your wanting to check out the south east corner of Tasmania then this is a great place to base yourself. Have a drive to Franklin, Dover and Margate and to the end of the road. The last road you can go to on the south east of Tassie. Here you can then walk a 5 hr round trip to the end of Tasmania.
Oatlands has two camp spots in the same location. One is by Lake Dulvaston and the other is larger for you to spread out. The camp is by the windmill and historic buildings you can walk around. Also a two minute walk and you are in the main street with IGA, bakery and super friendly locals.
Derwent Bridge is another on the Lyell Highway, 85km east of Queenstown. We camped here so we could see “The Wall In The Wilderness”. For those wondering, yes it’s amazing! Any size rig will fit here and the pub is a great place to warm yourself by the fire with a glass of wine or two.
Queenstown Football Club has a camp available. Located in the west coast region, it’s a great place to base yourself. Have a drive to other places on the west side such as Strahan and Zeehan. The camp is a short walk to town and to the steam train and a short drive to a couple of waterfalls.
Manuka Campground is the camp we stayed in at Arthur River in the north west. This is a huge camp with many different camps as you drive along the gravel roads taking you in. From here you can drive to “The Edge Of the World” and catch one of the Arthur River Cruises.
Is Tasmania Worth It?
Free Camps In Tasmania are in abundance and you don’t have to drive far to find one. Yes we stayed at donation and low cost camps but you don’t have to. Tasmania is everything and more people say it is.
Catching the Spirit of Tasmania can be pricey but … When you take in to account the amount of free camps, the short distance between them as well as all the free beautiful walks, waterfalls etc. Tasmania is a state worth visiting.
Remember, Staying in free and low cost camps means we can all share our $$$ around in these beautiful, friendly Tasmanian towns