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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.

Campsites are located along both the Gordon River Road and Scotts Peak Road. These vary from very basic sites with no facilities to sites with toilets and tank water. Teds Beach (managed by Parks and Wildlife) has toilets and electric barbeques (open fires are not allowed). Edgar Campground (managed by Hydro) has toilets and fireplaces and firewood is provided. The Huon Campground (managed by Parks and Wildlife) has a shelter, composting toilets and fireplaces - firewood is provided. There are no charges and bookings are not taken.

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

More Information

Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service
GPO Box 1751
Hobart, Tasmania, 7001

Ph: 1300 135 513 - Monday to Friday (9am-5pm)

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