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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.



Scamander, Tasmania
East Coast Escape

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Scamander is a small town at the mouth of the Scamander River between St Helens and St Marys on the north-east coast of Tasmania in Australia.

The town is a popular holiday destination because of its wide, sandy beaches and views of the ocean. Recreational activities include surfing, swimming and fishing for bream in the river.

Services in Scamander include: Resort Hotel, Bottle Shop, Two Caravan Parks, Numerous Bed and Breakfasts, Several small motels, Supermarket/minimarket, Petrol Station including mechanic, Fast food store, Surf Shop, Post office, Coffee, Book & Video store and JCG Marine charter

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Shelly Point Campground
88 Tasman Highway, Beaumaris

The Shelly Point Camping Area within the Scamander Conservation Area is just off the Tasman Highway right on the ocean and the view is quite amazing.

This is a free camping area with an undesignated area suitable for all but the very large caravans. Fires are permitted with caution as this is a very exposed area.

There is a drop toilet however there are no other facilities. Dogs are not permitted here.

Trout Creek Reserve Scamander Forest Reserve

Trout Rd, Upper Scamander

Free camping area at Trout Creek in the Upper Scamander Reserve. Suitable for tent camping, camper trailers and small caravans.

The access road is unsealed, narrow, windy, steep in sections and rough. It is NOT SUITABLE FOR BIG RIGS AND LARGE CARAVANS OR MOTORHOMES.

There are pit toilets and some scattered picnic tables. Sites are available on the Scamander River or in a grassed area near the toilets. Take all rubbish with you and leave no trace.

Scamander Reserve is popular, with good reason, so try to arrive early if you are travelling during holiday periods or on the weekend.

Scamander Tourist Park
70-88 Scamander Ave, Scamander, Tasmania
(03) 6372-5121

Provides a variety of accommodation options including Deluxe Cabins and Budget Cabins, all fully self-contained, and on-site vans.

Grassy powered sites with ocean views, tent sites in natural bush settings among the trees. There is a camp kitchen, laundry facilities and playground. Credit cards accepted.

The park is centrally located to the Bay of Fires and Freycinet National Park. Enjoy long stretches of white beaches and great fishing.

Scamander Sanctuary Holiday Park
1 Winifred Dr, Scamander
(03) 6372-5311

The best camp site and caravan park on the East Coast Tasmania. Located on Tasmania's East Coast in Scamander between Bicheno and the Bay of Fires. Near the beach and a nature reserve. Camp sites and caravan sites are located in the new camping area with large grass sites and free amenities all close to wonderful surf beaches that the East Coast of Tasmania


Toilet Facilities
Scamander Reserve
167 Scamander Avenue, Scamander
OPEN: 24 hours

Shell Scamander
122-124 Scamander Avenue, Scamander
OPEN: Daylight hours

Police, ambulance and fire dial 000

Police Station
- non-emergency ph. 131 444

Doctor/Medical Centre
East Coast Medical - Dr George James
94 Scamander Ave, Scamander
Phone: (03) 6372 5614

Real Estate For Sale
This (external) link will give you updated details of property for sale in and around Scamander.


Please click on the 'Tassie Traveller' icon (left) for an exquisite, graphic description of Scamander and surrounds.

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