Everybody knows that mainland Australia has some great areas for camping, but let’s not forget about Tasmania.
This is an excellent place to explore in a caravan, motorhome, or tent. Almost 40 per cent of the Australian island state is covered in national reserves and parks and there are over 50 caravan camping parks to choose from.
These grounds are operated as commercial supervised sites, but there are also plenty of informal and free camp sites.
The commercial ones are located in the forest reserves and national parks and are run by Hydro Tasmania or Forestry Tasmania. It’s not too hard to find some wonderful little spots to pitch a tent in privacy and seclusion.
While you’re free to camp in many regions, just make sure you clean up after yourself as it will keep the areas clean as well as help protect the unique wildlife.
A camping holiday is a fantastic way to discover and explore Tasmania. It’s a small island, but is very diverse and filled with some spectacular scenery as well as interesting and quaint towns.
Some of the parks provide private en-suite facilities for motorhome and caravan campers and others offer some self-catering and contained cabins for rent. You can usually build a campfire in most areas, but make sure they’re extinguished, especially in the summer.
Bushwalking in the rainforest and alpine areas is another adventurous way to discover the land and it’s a good idea to use a fuel stove in these regions to protect the environment.