The North West Coast of Tasmania is the perfect location to camp or explore in a campervan, motorhome, caravan or tent. You can choose from campgrounds provided by commercial operators or formal, and informal free camp sites throughout the region. Formal camp sites are listed below with usage requirements at each site, as they do vary.
Camping is welcomed in many areas of the South Arthur Forest and has always been a very popular activity for people of all ages, both visitors and Tasmanians alike including backpackers to the region.
Large numbers of old logging roads and tracks throughout the forest make it possible to find a wealth of special little places where you can pitch a tent and boil the billy in relative seclusion and privacy.
When you do choose to camp on Tasmania's North West Coast, please always take your rubbish with you or place in the bins where they are provided. This protects the region's unique wildlife and will ensure that people after you also have an enjoyable experience camping in our State Forests.
Please remember to tread softly and use rubbish bins provided or take rubbish with you when you leave, protect plants and animals and be considerate of others when camping. Please take a moment to read the CMCA's Code of Conduct
Julius River Forest Camping Area
Located 10km East of Kanunnah Bridge on the Tarkine Drive and 600m East of the Julius River Picnic area. Six gravelled sites suited for camper trailer, caravan, motorhome and campervan. Boil water. BBQ and toilet facilities available at picnic area.
Marrawah is located 51km West of Smithton. The coastline’s rugged headlands receive the full force of the Roaring Forties from the Southern Ocean. The camp area is located 2.4km West of the Marrawah township on Green Point road. Suited for motorhomes, campervans, camper trailers & tents. Bring drinking water. Cold outdoor showers. Bring firewood.
Circular Head Council has set aside a site within the Stanley Recreation Grounds for the accommodation of fully self contained recreational vehicles. The RV site fronts Tatlows Beach, overlooking Sawyer Bay. The area can accommodate approximately 50 self contained RV vehicles, adjoins the Stanley Golf Course and fronts a walkway into the Stanley town centre. $10.00 per night, up to a maximum of $50.00 per week
Located 2 kms East of the Black River Campground. Camps are close to highway and sites are limited in Summer as popular with locals. Better suited for camper trailers, caravans & tents. Bring drinking water & firewood. Flushing toilets, no drinking water.
Located on the North West Coast. Access is from Smithton via the Bass Highway to Marrawah then onto Arthur River. This large Conservation Area of 100,000 hectares covers the region between the Arthur River and Corinna. There are many activities here including boating, fishing, kayaking, surfing and cruises.
Montagu is located 15km West of Smithton. The coastal location is popular for swimming, boating and canoeing. The campground is 4km North of Montagu township. Suitable for motorhomes, campervans, camper trailers & tents. Bring drinking water & firewood.
Tall Timbers Tasmania located on the outskirts of Smithton, North West Tasmania now offers free RV friendly parking for visitors. Tall Timbers is a great venue for guests and travellers visiting the Circular Head region.
Located 8 kms East of Stanley Turnoff along the Bass Highway. Will find some bush sites and further in beachside sites. Pit Toilets, no drinking water. Suitable for big rigs, campervans, camper trailers and tents. Bring drinking water, firewood & toilet.