Group Camping Tours Tasmania
There is definitely no shortage of places to visit on group camping tours of Tasmania. There are over 50 camping sites around the state, most of them in national parks, and offering some spectacular scenery and camping experiences.
Much of Tasmania is covered in untouched alpine forests, where the only intrusion by humans has been the establishment of trails and camping sites. The rest of it remains as it has been for millennium. Check our blog for a few of the best camping destinations in Tasmania.
Access to many of these camping sites and national parks is good. But for group camping tours you will need a vehicle that can hold your entire group. coachhire’s bus hire services in Tasmania are ideal for this.
Group Camping Tours Tasmania – Tasman National Park campsites
Just a couple of hours drive from Hobart, near Port Arthur, is the Tasman National Park with 2 camping sites at Mill Creek and Banksia at Fortescue Bay. Both sites provide basic amenities for tents, campervans, caravans and RV’s but there is no power.
Use either of these camping grounds as a base for exploring the surrounding areas. There are walking tracks that take you to some amazing coastline scenery. Other activities that make this a popular camping destination include rock climbing, kayaking, fishing, diving and snorkelling. You can also watch migrating whales swimming past.
Group Camping Tours Tasmania – Douglas Camping Ground, Douglas-Apsley National Park
Head up the east coast of Tasmania where several excellent camping experiences can be had. If you go as far as the Douglas-Apsley National Park, you can camp at the Douglas Camping ground close to the Apsley Waterhole. There are a number of quaint cottages available for hire too so you don’t have to rough it if you don’t want to.
This peaceful spot is within walking distance of viewing platforms from which you can gaze out over vast acres of heathland and amazing mountain gorges. Or visit isolated waterfalls and take a dip in the freshwater pools scattered around the area. There is also fishing, canoeing and a range of other water sports available as well.
Group Camping Tours Tasmania – Friendly Beaches, Freycinet National Park
Freycinet National Park is located on the peninsula of the same name and is a good place to head to either before or after camping in the Douglas-Apsley National Park. There are several campsites within the park but the best one for bush camping is Friendly Beaches. It’s also free.
The main attraction at Freycinet is the magnificent panorama on offer at Wineglass Bay. Once you’ve seen the bay, there are further attractions to keep you here for a few more days. Coastal hiking, wineries and of course the must do climb up Mt Amos for the 360 degree views from the top.
Be aware though that wherever you choose to camp here it’s done by ballot during school holidays due to popularity vs limited camping spaces available.
Group Camping Tours Tasmania – Cradle Mountain Holiday & Caravan Park, Cradle Mountain
The Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park is one of the world’s iconic wilderness areas and for good reason. It’s a landscape carved out by ancient glaciers, covered in dense untouched alpine forests with breathtaking waterfalls, scenery and other natural wonders.
There are numerous hiking trails throughout the region. One of them is the famous, or infamous, Overland Track that runs from Cradle Mountain to Lake St Clair. It’s 65 kilometres of amazing scenery through virtually untouched and ancient landscapes.
For camping, there are Parks And Wildlife run sites within the park or you can opt for the privately owned Cradle Mountain Holiday and Caravan Park just before the Cradle Mountain park entrance. The park offers cabins, cottages, caravan, and tent sites.
Group Camping Tours Tasmania – Southwest National Park
The Southwest National Park is Tasmania’s largest, and remotest, national park. It’s right down in the southwestern area of the state and much of it remains largely untouched. It is extremely popular with hikers as there are some magnificent treks to be found here.
There are a number of camping sites, most of which can be reached by 2WD vehicles. You can choose between the sites along the Gordon River and Scotts Peak Roads, which offer sites ranging from basic to just a place to pitch a tent. There are more camping sites around Cockle Creek at Recherche Bay State Recreation Area and Rocky Bay, also very basic.
Wherever you choose to camp, the one thing you’re guaranteed is a camping experience like no other. This is truly wild, truly frontier type country.
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