Old Mac’s Farm & Fishery – LAUNCESTON, TASMANIA

We had a quick overnight stop at Old Mac’s Farm so we could visit Cataract Gorge. WHERE IS IT? Sandown Road, Norwood (near Launceston) TAS 10 mins to the centre of Launceston. 15 mins to Cataract Gorge. CAMP FEES $10 per night CAMPGROUND INFORMATION Open from October to the end of May 62 grassy sites. Drive in, pick your own site and Ian will visit you late in the afternoon. Need to be self contained (however you can use the toilets at the cafe if you wish). Water [Read more...]


This low cost campground is at the end of the East Beach Caravan Park.  We pretty much had the place to ourselves and the kids had ample room to play cricket and ride their bikes. WHERE IS IT? Cnr East Beach Rd & Gunn Pde, Low Head, TAS Check in is at East Beach Caravan Park and you drive through the caravan park to get to the low cost area. CAMP FEES $10 per night. You pay camp fees at the East Beach Tourist Park. CAMPGROUND INFORMATION Large grassy area. [Read more...]

Derby Free Park – DERBY, TASMANIA

Tassie certainly knows how to impress with their free camping spots! Derby is very popular for mountain bike riding so this spot was quite busy as we were here in January school holidays.  We found a quiet spot up the end right on the river and had an access track to the water so we could go fishing and swimming. WHERE IS IT? Tasman Highway, Derby TASMANIA CAMP FEES FREE!!! CAMPGROUND INFORMATION Public toilet  Water taps available Suitable for all size [Read more...]


We snagged a beachfront sites at SWIMCART BEACH and it was gorgeous.  The beach is beautiful and the orange rocks are stunning!  Such a great place to chill out and the rock hopping is fun too. WHERE IS IT? Swimcart Beach Road, Binalong Bay, TAS CAMP FEES FREE!! CAMPGROUND INFORMATION When we were there spots came available between 11-2 and fill back up quickly – especially the beachfront spots. Mix of beachfront sites and sheltered sandy sites away from [Read more...]

Scamander Sanctuary Holiday Park – SCAMANDER, TASMANIA

Nice park with a walking track to the beach. The sites were fairly small though – especially from the spacious free and low cost camp sites we had been used to.  Our ropes to our awning where pegged just inside the next site!!  BUT in saying all that, it has all the facilities that you need and the owners very lovely. WHERE IS IT? Winifred Drive, Scamander, TASMANIA CAMP FEES A powered site for the four of us was $45 per night. CAMPGROUND INFORMATION Powered and [Read more...]