Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Tas - Wayatinah Campground

After leaving Strahan we decided that the next night would be a free camp but the one we planned to stay at at Nive River rest area is no longer overnight camping so we drove on.

We found a place to stay 24klms west of Ouse. The Wayatinah Campground is beside a lake where there is trout fishing and fires are permitted.. There is a tennis court and a swimming pool. The toilet block was very basic but it was only $20.00 per night and many of the sites were divided by hedges.

Hema camp site number 163 from Camps 4
24 Kms NW of Ouse or 16 klm south of Tarraleah.
Ph: 03 6289 3317
$20.00 per night

Tas - Evandale

At Evandale we stayed at the cricket and football ground near the centre of town. We stayed here during the penny farthing races so the grounds were opened especially for us. There is two toilets blocks and a set of male and female showers so we were well catered for. The area that we camped had a row of trees which added some protection from the wind. The fee was $10.00 per night and within walking distance to town.

Tas - Bay of Fires

This is a very special place to stay. There are five sea-side camping areas in the Bay of Fires Conservation Area each with their own toilet and they are all free.

We towed the caravan in, wound our way around bushes and trees on sand packed and gravel tracks and found a spot overlooking the ocean at Swimcart Beach Campground. We had a fire each night, swam and loved every minute at this beautiful spot.

Hema camp area # 26
Also #’s 24,25, 27 and 28.

Tas - Coles Bay

The Iluka Holiday Centre is on the Esplande at Coles Bay, and it is only a short drive to the entrance of Freycinet National Park.
There are 30 powered sites and 15 tent sites. Our site was on the hillside so we had a lovely view of the mountains. There is a toilet block of four toilets, two male and two female, which is open all the time, but the main toilet block requires a key. The park looks like it needs some TLC. It is within walking distance of the water, the tavern, bakery and a couple of shops. Handy location.
The Coles Bay and Freycinet area is beautiful.

Powered site was $30.00 per night.

Iluka Holiday Centre
Coles Bay, Tas 7215
Ph: 03 6257 0115

Tas - Nubeena (near Port Arthur)

Nubeena is about 10klms from Port Arthur and is a beautiful caravan park to stay in. All the sites are grassed, some divided with hedges, good clean amenities and a fantastic camp kitchen and barbeque area. There is also a kiosk and a play ground for the children.

The park is on the beachfront so you can walk down any time and stroll along the bay with its’ soft white sand and if you are brave have a swim in the clear blue water.

Fees were $30.00 a night.

Great park.

White Beach Tourist Park
128 White Beach Rd
White Beach
Tas 7184
Ph: 03 6250 2142

Tas - Barilla (near Hobart)

This caravan park is just off the main A9 freeway on the road to Richmond. The sites were large and divided by hedges and gravel ground. The toilets were large concrete water tanks that had been converted to bathrooms with a shower, toilet and hand basin. Rather roomy and a novel idea, but as there were only four there was often a waiting line. There was another amenities block as well further into the park.
There was a fantastic new 19 hole mini golf course and a cafe serving pizza and fish and chips. We didn’t try any but they certainly smelt and looked good. There is also a hot plunge pool that you can rent for $20.00 for two people per hour. (We didn’t try that either!)

The park was a handy location, just outside of Hobart and in the country.

Fee: $30.00 per night.

Barilla Holiday Park
75 Richmond Rd
Cambridge, Tas 7170.
Ph: 03 6248 5869

Tas - Bruny Island

We camped at the Bruny Island Neck camping ground across the road from the beach. There were two toilets, numerous spots between trees and on the sand. The park has self registration at $10.00 per night but the ranger did come around to check that everybody had paid.
Fires are permitted so each day we collected fire wood and had a beautiful fire each night. The weather was cold and wet so the fire was very welcomed.
There are two caravan parks at Adventure Bay but we really enjoyed staying in the National Park by the beach and away from the town.