The Snail Trail

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

Bridport, Tasmania

A Tourist in Tasmania – Bridport

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Bridport is on the north east coast of Tasmania, a pretty fishing village with many small cove like beaches.

The caravan park and camping ground extends for ever along the foreshore but was cost prohibitive for me at $25 a night for an unpowered site. It did have lovely beach/bush camping areas though.

There are extensive walking tracks around the area and along the waterfront that direct you to some of the local historical landmarks like the old jetty.

Bridport, Tasmania

Bridport, Tasmania

The Old Jetty, Bridport

There is lovely safe swimming here in what is delightfully called Mermaids Pool, naturally created by the rocks and the tide. It makes you wish you were a mermaid!

Bridport, Tasmania

At the entry to the town you cross a small inlet where a couple of fishing boats are moored and I also noticed fish hatchery ponds on the way in.

I love the look of these old jetties when you look up the creek the other way! They don’t look too substantial, do they?

I was in Bridport to get the canvas replaced on Brutus the Beast, my pop top campervan and I can highly recommend Kerry, the Canvas Man from North East Canvas if you need any canvas work done. I know some of my travelling buddies have often needed awning repairs etc, so he’s your man when you’re in Tasmania! He was so quick – within 24 hours the old canvas was gone and a brand new PVC ‘hat’ was installed.

 

Happy Campers: There is no free camping in Bridport and the caravan park has a monopoly on waterfront locations. There is free camping at Scottsdale, just 20kms away, but that is the subject of another blog!

 

 

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4 thoughts on “A Tourist in Tasmania – Bridport

    • Was it expensive? Did you replace the complete canvas and fly screens ?

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      • Hi Marlene, Yes, he took the whole canvas top off and made a new one with flyscreens. I chose to go with PVC instead of canvas but could have had either for the same price. It cost me $550 so I was more than happy with the price. I could have paid double that and had my flyscreens zipped in, but I chose to have them sewn in, which was an economic decision for me – and it looks like midgie mesh as well. I’m a happy camper!

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  1. thank you I will be travelling through Tasmania next February and my canvas could do with
    an upgrade

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