Camp­ing

Pack your tent or hook up your car­a­van for off-the-beaten-track ad­ven­tures through­out Tas­ma­nia.

Amazing Tasmania - - OUTDOORS & ADVENTURE -

DORA POINT

Break away from the Bay of Fires throng by driv­ing a lit­tle fur­ther south to Dora Point. Shel­tered sites and easy ac­cess to the wa­ter make this a great spot to pitch a tent. A wan­der across white sand dunes brings you to se­cluded beaches, la­goons and rock pools all wait­ing to be ex­plored. Bird­watch­ers, be sure to pack binoc­u­lars.

170km east of Launce­s­ton, toi­lets, show­ers, car­a­vans.

SNAKE IS­LAND

Don’t worry – there are no snakes! This low-ly­ing islet sits off the coast of North Bruny Is­land. To get there, take the ve­hi­cle ferry from Ket­ter­ing to Bruny, hire a kayak and pad­dle out to Snake Is­land for some thor­oughly se­cluded camp­ing. 41.7km south of Ho­bart, no ameni­ties, no per­mits needed.

NECK RE­SERVE

The Neck is a sandy isth­mus con­nect­ing north and south Bruny. From the look­out, campers en­joy panoramic views of white-sand beaches and shel­tered coves. Wildlife is abun­dant on the is­land and fairy pen­guins can be ob­served re­treat­ing to the dunes at dusk. 55km south of Ho­bart, toi­lets, camp­ing fee.

COCKLE CREEK

Once a whal­ing and log­ging set­tle­ment, Cockle Creek is now part of the Tas­ma­nian Wilder­ness World Her­itage Area. The most south­ern point of Aus­tralia ac­ces­si­ble by car, with tran­quil coves and sandy beaches, its re­mote­ness and lack of man-made light make it one of the best spots to catch a glimpse of the South­ern Lights.

120km south of Ho­bart, min­i­mal fa­cil­i­ties.

SANDY CAPE

For those with a four-wheeldrive – this one’s for you! Sandy Cape is home to Tas­ma­nia’s largest sand dunes and a pris­tine, un­touched stretch of coast­line. If you can’t make it as far as Sandy Cape, try the camp­sites at Arthur River, and ex­pe­ri­ence the Wild West Coast on horse­back.

The Sandy Cape track be­gins 50km south of Arthur River. Arthur River is 195km west of Devon­port.

4WD only, toi­lets, camp­ing fee.

The Neck

Stargaz­ing in the Tas­ma­nian Wilder­ness World Her­itage Area

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