Loddon River Camping

Loddon River Camping

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Loddon River Camping

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Loddon River is found on the Frenchman's Cap Bushwalk. Camping Loddon River. A number of campsites can be found just before crossing the Loddon River. You are not permitted to camp within 30 metres of lakes and streams as these areas erode easily. Loddon River camping is located between the Lyell Highway where the Frenchman's Cap walk starts and Lake Vera. This walk takes between 6-7 hours; camping Loddon River is popular as often heavy mud can make it difficult to walk the full distance from the start of the walk to the first hut on the walk at Lake Vera. The Frenchman's Cap bushwalk takes app. 3-5 days to complete and is strictly only for experienced bushwalkers. You will find facilities (shopping etc,.) in the nearby towns of Queenstown and Strahan including shops, bakeries, hotels, and medical services. Only limited facilities are found at Derwent Bridge. The Loddon River campsite is located on the first part of the bushwalk to Frenchmans Cap. There are no facilities; it is a gas/fuel stove only area. National Parks fees apply. Please note this campsite can only be accessed by walking into the Southwest National Park as part of the Frenchman's Cap multi-day bushwalk. The Frenchmans Cap bushwalk is a challenging walk in a harsh part of Tasmania exposed to extreme and changeable weather conditions at any time of the year. Anyone camping in this area must be fully self-sufficient and experienced. Frenchmans Cap is an out-and-back walk to the 1,446 m summit of Frenchmans Cap. The track has a recommended duration of 3 to 5  days however you can do it quicker or take longer. There are two unstaffed and well-equipped huts along the trail that have tables, bunks, windows, and stoves.  These are Lake Vera Hut (20 bunks) and Lake Tahune Hut (24 bunks). Please note that post-COVID, you must book to complete Frenchmans Cap.

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Loddon River
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Loddon River, West Coast, Tasmania, Australia
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