The Snail Trail

Travelling with my home on my back and in no hurry to get anywhere

Camping the Tasmanian Coast


I’ve been so busy finding all these wonderful camp sites that I’m having blog withdrawals – as some of you must be judging by the messages I’ve had about the lack of blogs. So here goes my attempt at blogging on my iPhone
Rather than tell you lots of stories in this blog I’m going to concentrate on the camps! Hope you enjoy the pics.
Mayfield Bay
Great little campsite. Donation box. Long drop toilet. No showers.
The first pic is of a convict built arched bridge and the second of my sister, Marion, on the beach.


Lagoons Beach
Right on the beach. Heaps of campsites with level ground and trees between the camps so although there was a lot of people there the camps were quite private.


Binalong Bay
Day visit only. Lovely clean beach


Swimcart Beach
Another lovely free camp right on the beach. It was quite windy when we were there but there were more protected sites back off the water.



Paper Beach
On the western side of the Tamar River. Toilets, water, camping between 5pm & 9am for about 6 vans.

Jose and I both managed to wash our vans here as they were covered in white mud from all the roadworks we’d been through.
Preservation Bay
Nice grassy free camp near Penguin. No facilities but a lovely beach.


Detention River
Not listed in Camp 6. Heading west on Bass Highway turn right before the Detention River bridge almost opposite service station. Big open area by the road but drive down the track and there are lovely protected and private sites along the river and towards the river mouth. No facilities. This is what this lifestyle is all about!


This next photo was taken as we left the next day and the tide was out. Taken from a similar spot as the first pic.

Boat Harbour Beach
Another one not in Camp 6. Free. Good clean toilets. Water (recommended to boil). Grassy site for about 10 vans. A local couple came around to welcome us and give us an info leaflet. Sisters Beach is now closed for camping and this is the closest spot to there. Beautiful clean beach. Kiosk open during the day.



Today, Jose is off to rodeo in Ulverstone (not Galveston!) and we’ll catch up again tonight to head towards Queenstown and Strahan. She’s looking the part, don’t you think?



5 thoughts on “Camping the Tasmanian Coast

  1. Hopefully here we go. Good job June


  2. Wow – sounds like you are making the most of your visit to Tasmania. I can see where the blog name comes from. Donna and I plan to visit in about 3 years time. Keep a list of your favourite places! Graham


    • Thanks Graham. Still looking forward to my trip to W A. Back on the mainland on 23 Feb, rally in Balranald in March then heading in your direction via Nullabor.


      • Fantastic – we look forward to meeting you. Take your time crossing the Nullarbor. A lot of people drive across like maniacs because they find it boring. We love it. Graham


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