Budget 12-Night Camping Holiday Tasmania
- Black River Campground (no bookings, small overnight fee)
The campgrounds at Black River are attractive, and have facilities basic – there are no powered sites. Black River campground has pit toilets and a hybrid toilet. Nearby Peggs Beach campground has flushing toilets. There is no safe drinking water at either location. Water from the campground tank should be boiled for at least three minutes or treated before drinking. Dogs on leads are OK – fishing for bream is popular at the Black RIver Campground.
- Waterhouse Reserve (no bookings, no cost)
For fishermen (saltwater) or people who love camping close to the sea, this campground is perfect. And importantly, it can be less busy than a lot of other Tassie campgrounds (except Christmas, it is always packed). The Waterhouse Conservation area is a 25-kilometre length of beach located app. 40 kilometres East of Bridport and accessible from the B82 via Blackmans Lagoon and Homestead Roads. There are multiple camping options at Waterhouse Reserve, with not all perfectly suited to bigger caravans – the road into Waterhouse can be rough following bad weather and high traffic. You must camp in designated areas only. In order to protect valuable vegetation at Waterhouse, the cutting of firewood and collection of wood is not permitted and fuel stoves are recommended.
- Policemans Point Campground (no bookings, no cost)
We’ve intentionally left Bay of Fires out of this camping itinerary, as it is often very full. We prefer Policemans Point, as it is reasonably close by and whilst quite small compared to Bay of Fires, you generally have a better chance of finding a great campsite close to the beach or estuary near the Ansons Bay River. You will find a variety of campsites at the Policemans Point Campground set amongst the trees – there are excellent, fairly new toilets, but no other facilities. You must bring your own water and firewood, and remove all rubbish. The maximum stay is 4 weeks, and dogs are OK on leads and under control at Policeman’s Point, but not on the opposite side of the opening to the Bay, which is part of the Mt William National Park.