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Southwest National Park Camp Sites
Allow 2 1/2 to 3 hours from Hobart to reach the northern boundary of
the Southwest National Park. From the Lyell Highway (A10) at New
Norfolk take route B62 past Mt Field National Park to Maydena.
See Camping and Cabin Fees for further details.
Mt Field National Park, which you pass as you drive along the Gordon River Road, has the most developed campground facilities, including showers and powered sites.
Around Cockle Creek - Recherche Bay State Recreation Area has campsites with toilets but without firewood or water at Gilhams Beach, Finns Beach and Catamaran River. Water is available nearby at Fords Green or from the D'Entrecastreaux River. Dogs and generators are permitted in the Recherche bay State Recreation Area.
Cockle Creek has a large camping area around Rocky Bay. Past the Cockle Creek bridge, you are in the national park and, of course, dogs, and generators, are not allowed. There is no rubbish collection. The nearest waste transfer station is at Dover. Firewood is not provided so you must bring your own. However the use of fuel and gas stoves is recommended. Composting toilets are available. Tank water is usually available
Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service
Ph: 1300 135 513 - Monday to Friday (9am-5pm)