When visiting Tasmania to enjoy 4 wheel driving, you have many accommodation options and can choose from tent sites, powered or unpowered sites for caravans, campervans or camper trailers or choose self-contained cabins, or maybe camp in a national park. Tasmania is without doubt of the easiest and most unspoiled places to camp or explore in a campervan, motorhome or caravan, where you can quickly move from a coastal location to an unspoilt wilderness location deep within a national park without having to drive for hours and hours. App. 40 % of Tassie is protected as national parks and reserves and there are more than 50 caravan parks statewide for your convenience.
You can choose from campgrounds provided by commercial operators or formal, and informal free camp sites Tasmania and little-known remote campsites that you may come across on your 4WD adventure. Formal campsites are those within national parks and in forest reserves managed by Forestry Tasmania or Hydro Tasmania. Informal camp sites are generally not marked as such usage requirements vary at each site. Take care in summer when camping in Tasmania, bushfires can be unpredictable and expose you to danger very quickly. Take care when four-wheel driving in Winter, as heavy rains, snow and unpredictable weather can quickly turn your four-wheel drive in a major challenge. See: Free Camping Tasmania
Throughout this website you will see references to camping in Tasmania. We provide a comprehensive list of campsites, both free and paid for your to consider when four wheel driving in Tasmania. The following information is provided by National Parks & Wildlife Tasmania to ensure that camping remains sustainable while all campers have a safe and enjoyable stay when Camping Tasmania
Plan ahead and prepare – please note and observe the following:
- Camping fees contribute directly to the upkeep of the campground where they
are collected and therefore are not transferable and apply if site is occupied
- Firearms and chainsaws are not permitted on reserve land unless authority is
granted through a notice, sign or license,
- Dogs and horses are permitted in some reserves – please check with Parks
staff for permission and conditions.
- Total fire bans can happen at short notice – it is advisable to carry a fuel stove.
Length of stay varies among reserves. Check with Parks staff.
- Keep camping equipment and vehicles within site boundaries
Digging of drains, channels or pits are not permitted
- Dispose of waste properly
- Please take all rubbish with you or use rubbish receptacles if provided.
Disposing of black water into campground toilets kills the composting
- Dispose of black water only at facilities listed in the Caravan and
Campervan Guide to Tasmania.
- Leave what you find
- Plants, animals, historic artefacts, and rocks are protected and should not be
removed or damaged.
- Dead trees and branches provide refuges and homes for wildlife. Please do
not cut or remove.
- Aboriginal middens (shell and bone deposits) are found in and around sand
dunes. These sites are protected and should not be disturbed.
- Remains of historic use such as huts, footings, walls, and fences are protected
and should not be disturbed.
- Minimise campfire impacts
- Campfires are permitted in fireplaces provided only, except on days of total
- Keep fires small and take all reasonable steps to prevent the fire from
- Do not leave fires unattended. Extinguish fully with water before leaving. It is
an offence to leave a fire unattended without being fully extinguished
- Please do not feed the wildlife, let them feed themselves.
- Be considerate of other visitors
- Please vacate the site by 10am and leave it in a clean and tidy condition.
- Please be considerate with music levels and other noise.
- Generators are permitted in designated areas area only.
- For pedestrian safety, travel at walking speed.
- Unregistered off-road motorcycles and ATVs are not permitted to be driven in
or around camping areas
- Please report any damage to facilities to Parks staff.