Camping Mayfield Bay Conservation Area Swansea
Mayfield Bay Coastal Reserve is a small conservation area app. 15 minutes drive south of Swansea on the east Coast of Tasmania. Mayfield free camping Swansea ia approximately 90 minutes north east of Hobart. Mayfield Bay’s sandy beach and coastal area offers excellent free camping, fishing, swimming, surfing and diving in addition to the bautiful views across Great Oyster Bay to Freycinet Peninsula. The reserve has shade and toilet facilities but you will need to bring your own drinking water and camping gear. Mayfield Bay Coastal Reserve free camping Swansea is a great spot to break your journey along the east coast north to St. Helens, Scamander and Bicheno or south to Triabunna, Little Swanport, Orford, Sorell and South East Tasmania or Hobart. A little further north from the Mayfield Bay free camping area Swansea you will find the convict built Spiky Bridge. This unusual looking bridge was built in the 1840s by a convict road gang. The bridge was built from local fieldstone with them placed vertically along the parapet, giving the bridge a spiky appearance. It has been claimed that the spikes were designed to prevent cattle falling over the sides; interpretation signs will give you some good information about the nearby Rocky Hills Probation Outstation convict ruins. There is plenty of room for large campervans, motorhomes or other big rigs and there is also a boat ramp if you are into fishing. If not, there is an excellent beach with good snorkelling and diving opportunities. Bring your own firewood and drinking water.
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Swansea is a small coastal seaside village that swells in popularity during busier summer months and school holiday periods. It has shops, an IGA supermarket, bakery, online access centre and is a major tourist destination on Tassie's East Coast. Once you’re set up, take a walk along the beach; near dusk you may see seals or penguins. Mayfield's Bay Conservation Reserve is a sandy beach and coastal area offering excellent camping together with a range of beach related activities and great views across Great Oyster Bay to Freycinet Peninsula.
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