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'A Cheapskate's Guide to Exploring Tasmania By Car'

For pre-planning or use on the run, this free site is a useful, on-demand travel guide
for camping in Tasmania by car, caravan, RV or tent.



Coles Bay, Tasmania
and Frecenet National Park
East Coast Escape

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Coles Bay and Frecenet National Park

With a population of about 350 people including the surrounding area, Coles Bay is on the east Coast of Tasmania 192 km north-east of Hobart and 173 km south-east of Launceston and is the main entrance point for visitors to the Freycinet National Park.

The 10,000 ha park is a wildlife haven, home to Tasmanian pademelons, white-breasted sea eagles, red-necked wallabies - and in season offers spectacular displays of a wide variety of native orchids.

Camp sites are available just inside the park boundary however because the area is so popular over the Christmas-New Year period a ballot is drawn for sites, so check the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife website.

BIG4 Iluka On Freycinet Holiday Park
Reserve Rd, Coles Bay
1800 786 512

BIG4 Iluka on Freycinet Holiday Park sits opposite Muirs Beach at Coles Bay on the beautiful East Coast of Tasmania.

BIG4 Iluka on Freycinet Holiday park is a family friendly getaway with large facilities and close access to the beautiful surroundings.

On site they house a bakery, tavern, takeaway and supermarket for your convenience.

Local tennis courts are available to hire adjacent to the park so bring your racquets.

There are great spots for fishing close by and a safe swimming beach for everyone to enjoy.

It's an ideal location to explore world renowned Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay.

The area is rich in stunning natural beauty, great walks, history and it abounds in fresh local produce from berries to wine and seafood.

Freycinet Golf Club Campground
Swanwick Rd, Coles Bay
(03) 6257-0053

Sitting at the foot of the granite mountains know as the Hazards on the edge of the world renowned Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay.

The Golf Club offers secure camp sites for self contained RV's , Camper vans and Caravans situated adjacent to the 8th tee.

The camp site has rubbish removal, but no toilets or running water at this stage. Toilets located during openings hours at the clubhouse 500m down the track.

Camping in tents is not permitted.

Dogs are permitted.

River & Rocks Campground
Rivers & Rocks Rd, Coles Bay

Low key camping area in the Moulting Lagoon Game Reserve, off the Coles Bay Road. Toilets (long drop) and fireplaces have been established at this site but no other facilities. Take all rubbish with you and leave no trace. Accessible by 2WD but be careful of the soft sand in the camping area. Most sites are suited to smaller vehicles and caravans.

Fires only permitted in provided fireplaces, and you must bring your own firewood.

Keep the area clean, use the toilets provided or your own.

Telstra phone signal is available.

Freycinet National Park Campground
Freycinet Dr, Coles Bay
(03) 6256-7004

Freycinet National Park’s campground is a small coastal strip along the dunes of Richardsons Beach and the granite knoll of Honeymoon Bay. All campsites are only metres from the waters’ edge. The Richardsons Beach Campground (adjacent to the visitor centre) has accessible toilets, and accessible powered and unpowered sites.​

Camping in Freycinet is extremely popular, particularly over the summer months and at Easter.

Due to the high demand for these campsites, a ballot system operates for camping between 18 December – 10 February and at Easter. See booking information for details.

During this period a maximum of 10 nights can be booked. Outside of this period there is a maximum 14 night stay.​

National Park Entry Fees apply in addition to camping fees and pets are not permitted.

The RV Sites

Campsites 1-18a are hardened camping sites that protect the fragile coast allowing for small 6m (18ft) caravans and campervans. Their close proximity to Richardsons Beach allows easy access via the 2 tracks. They have power, potable water, grey water disposal and access to an amenities block. Each site is approximately 7 x 4 metres.

The Tent Sites

Campsites 19-45 are individual tent only camping nodes clearly delineated in the fore-dune vegetation. Each site shares a track to the beach and is within easy reach of potable water. The nearby amenity blocks have cold water showers along with hooks to hang solar showers from. Each site is approximately 6 x 7 metres.

Honeymoon Bay

Campsites 46-52 are perched upon a granite knoll overlooking Honeymoon Bay. These sites are some walk from the amenities where there is a potable water tap. Sites 51 and 52 have steep, slippery driveways better suited to 4WD vehicles and require a longer walk to the toilets; these sites are not recommended for young children. Each site is approximately 6 x 7 metres.

Non-Ballot period Bookings:

Campsites can be pre-booked through the Freycinet Visitor Centre and full payment is required to hold the campsite. Outside of the Ballot period the maximum length of stay is 14 nights. Each site can accommodate up to 6 people. Please notify the Visitor Centre if you plan to arrive a day late. All bookings not taken up by the first night will be deemed a no show and cancelled (cancellation fees will apply).

Ballot period:

A ballot is drawn on the 1st August to allocate sites for the Christmas summer season from 18th December to 10th February and also Easter. Only one entry per family/group is allowed for Christmas and another may be entered for Easter. Maximum stay is 10 nights for up to 6 people per site. Notification of the ballot draw will be as immediate after the draw as possible, usually two weeks.


Freycinet National Park Visitor Centre
138 Freycinet Dr, Coles Bay TAS 7215
Closes 4PM
(03) 6256 7000

Police, ambulance and fire dial 000

Police Station
- non-emergency ph. 131 444

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