The Best Affordable Camping In Hobart And Beyond

There is a large number of Affordable Camping in Hobart and beyond the big city you will find a Fair few free camps whether you have a motorhome, caravan or you have a Tent. In this blog I’m sure you will find an amazing camp spot Beyond the big city or in Hobart. There is a lot to explore in Hobart and I would suggest to spend a few nights in the city before heading towards the south click Here if you want to find out what to do in Hobart. As usual we always disconnect our caravan and drive around to explore.

 Affordable Camping in Hobart
The Tasman Bridge

Hobart Camping

To find many great camping options in Hobart you can use Hip camp, Wiki camps or caravan parks. Keep in mind there is no camping options in the city most camps are 5-15 km away from Hobart city center.

Hobart showgrounds for bookings click Here

10 minutes north of Hobart CBD and just a 2 minute walk to public transport, Pets welcome. Full shower, toilet and laundry facilities. Full shower, toilet and Laundry facilities. The shower is by a token machine and is $2 per token= 5 minutes in shower. They provide powered and unpowered sites and also have a dump point. They also have offers for CMCA members and if you stay 6 nights you get the 7th night free. The campsites start from $25 per night for a unpowered and $35 for a power and water site.

The lea scout campsite booking via Hip camp.

It is a 15 minute drive in to Hobart City center. Camping here is only open through the summer season, from December the 1st to March 31st they open the gates. They provide a limited number of Powered sites, Fresh water, amenities blocks, washing machines and a camp kitchen with a wood fired pizza oven. Powered sites begin from $25 per night, up to 2 guests and unpowered sites from $10 per night, per guest. as it’s a conservation there is no pets allowed.

Hobart River view campsites bookings via Hip camp

It is a 10-15 minute drive into Hobart located in a suburb called Mornington. We stayed here for 6 nights it was an awesome campsites and we got a good view of the river. They provide a flushable toilet and a hot shower, they also have a pizza oven and a camp kitchen area, $15 per night, per guest. Pets allowed.

Our Camp
Pizza oven and chill zone area
The toilet and shower block

There is also 2 Discovery Caravan Parks located in Mornington and Risdon which is about 10-15 minute drive from Hobart city center. Powered sites start from $45 and powered sites with Ensuite from $55.

Phil’s Place
Found on the Wiki camps App. Run by Phil and Sally. On the campsite you will meet two friendly goats Salt and Pepper. The camp is based in a town called Austin’s Ferry, which is only a short drive into Hobart taking 15-20 minutes. There is also a bus stop right outside the camp, which you can take the X20 bus which takes you right into Hobart. This is a basic camp but has everything you need there is fresh water and toilet facilities, it does only have 4 campsites so make sure you book before you arrive. It is a secure camp which also has a code for the gate we based ourselves here for 2 weeks as we had family visit.

Phil’s Place
Salt and Pepper

Bruny island

There is a number of amazing campsite in Bruny island there is two free campsite, the other campsites start from $10 per night. As there is not too much on the North it is a lot more remote I would suggest to base yourself on the South. All these campsites can be found on Wiki camps. We spent 1 week exploring this island there is plenty to see and do if you would like to find out what to explore on the island click Here.

North Bruny Island

Bruny island landscape supplies
Prices start from $20 per night, Located in Great Bay, it is minutes away from Get Shucked which is a restaurant famous for its oysters. This campsite is for fully self contained vehicles only, there is a few powered sites and drinking water available. Pets are welcome.

Woodcutters RV park
This campsite is for fully self contained vehicles, it is $10 per night and There is no amenities, We stayed here for 2 nights and saw one of the best Sunsets.

RV Woodcutters campground

South Bruny island.

The neck Game Reserve Camping area
Its located right on the isthmus, it has great access to the beach and is centrally located, facilities include toilets and non treated water (seasonal only). It is $10 per night with a self check in box when you arrive there is no booking required.

The Neck at Bruny island

Jetty beach camp
Is located near the lighthouse, bookings are required it on a first served basis. There is pit toilets at the camp but there is no fresh water. It cost $10 per night via a self registration box.

The Beach near the camp

The pines at Cloudy Bay
This campsite is accessible to 2wd, it has pit toilets and is the perfectly located for surfers. It is a free campsite.
Cloudy bay camp
is only accessible to 4wd vehicles and requires 3km drive along a beach at low tide. No bookings are required it on a first served basis. There is pit toilets at the camp but there is no fresh water. It cost $10 per night via a self registration box.

Cloudy Bay Campground

Old Day use area- Adventure Bay
We found this campsite on Wiki camps, It is a awesome free camp only 4 km away from Adventure bay. There is no facilities located here but in Adventure bay there is toilets. I am still unsure if this is not an official free camp but many people do use this area and there is no signs telling you not to camp here.

Our Camp at Adventure Bay

Geeveston and Arve road

Arve river picnic and camping area

It is a proper road right into the campground, It is quite a small campsite but we had 4 vans and our caravan fit in one night. It is a free campground with toilet facilities, also camping in tents is allowed. We loved this campsite and it was a great base to see Tahune airwalk and Hartz Peak National park.

Arve river Campsite

Geeveston ex servicemen and women’s

This campground is for Self contained vehicles only it is very centrally located to the town and right by the river where you can view the platypus from 7pm onwards. It is $10 per night, stay 3 nights and get the 4th free. Facilities include toilets, drinking water and picnic tables also there is BBQ’s.

Geeveston campground

Cockle Creek

There are a number of camping areas on the northern side of the Cockle Creek bridge and further north at Cockle creek, Catamaran, Finns Beach and Gillam’s Beach campsites along the main road into the national park, all the campsites do provide a pit toilet but there is no drinking water so make sure you bring your own. The campsites are suitable for caravans, tents and camping trailers. For more information about these campsites click Here.
We stayed at catamaran it was just off the main road, we loved it here and liked being away from the main road. It was a short walk or drive to the beach you could also kayak just off the boat ramp. If you choose to stay at Bolton green campsite you will need a parks pass to camp here as its located in the national park.

Catamaran bay


There is no free camping around Huonville but there is a number of low cost camping. Each of these camps can be found on wiki camps or Hip camp.

Franklin campground
$10 per night located 12 mins out of the township of Huonville. This campsite is right on the Huon river. it provides toilets, drinking water and BBQ area. Pets are allowed.

Huon Valley caravan park
Provides farm activities and daily Tasmanian devil feeding at 4pm. The caravan park provided modern facilities, The common area has a pizza oven, BBQ, cooktop, microwave, large fridge, toaster, kettle, picnic tables, benches with stools. Hot shower and toilet facilities, washing machines and dryers. There is also a dump point on site. Pets are allowed dogs must stay on the leash. Campsites for a powered site – $42 per night, Unpowered site $ 38 per night, Premium river site $46 per night and Ensuite site $65 per night. These prices are for 2 adults. If you would like more information click Here

Rani K’s land in Huonville
This can be found on Hip camp we stayed here for 3 nights it is centrally located to Huonville with Hot showers and flushable toilets in the main house. This was a great find camping in the back of Rani’s Property, I would highly recommend staying here.
There was a couple more Hip camp options to stay near Huonville if you want to check them out click Here.

Huon bush Retreats
This is a awesome camp, It offers all kinds of accommodation you can Camp or stay in one of the cabins or Tippee. Camping prices at $34 with shared bathroom facilities and no powered sites. The accommodation prices start at $115 per night with shared bathroom facilities.

The teepees at Huon Bush retreats
The Labyrinth

Longley hotel

Found on Wiki camps app. located in a town called Longley it is only a 15 minutes drive out of Hobart and is free. You park on the opposite side of the hotel there is a large open area and some spots will give you river views we camped here for 4 nights. The camp spot also is only a short drive from Cathedral rock and Wellington Park.

Our Camp spot
Longley Hotel

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