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Pet friendly camping Tasmania – The best dog friendly camping Tasmania

Green Point Campground - Marrawah - pet friendly camping TAS

This article is being read on pet friendly camping Tasmania and like most areas throughout the various Australian States and Territories it has been a year like no other.

Bush fires were prevalent mainly down the east coast of the country and around to South Australia, and who could forget the devastation on Kangaroo Island?

After the fires came the floods causing even more heartache.

Then the pandemic that is COVID-19 hit us; all of us in varying degrees and here we are many months after the initial infection and things are still far from back to normal.

When whatever that new “normal” looks like it would be nice to think that people will start taking holidays again; holidays at home is what we would like to see.

Finding a great spot to holiday and an exceptional pet friendly camping Tasmania spot is good for the soul and good for the economy.

Dog friendly camping Tasmania

Here are a few areas and ideas we have covered on this article for pet friendly camping Tasmania.

  • Pet friendly camping Hobart
  • Pet friendly camping Huon
  • Pet friendly camping in The South
  • Pet friendly camping Derwent Valley
  • Pet friendly camping Tasman
  • Pet friendly camping South East
  • Pet friendly camping Launceston
  • Pet friendly camping Midlands
  • Pet friendly camping Freycinet
  • Pet friendly camping St Helens
  • Pet friendly camping North East
  • Pet friendly camping Tamar Valley
  • Pet friendly camping Cradle Mountain
  • Pet friendly camping Devonport

 

 


Hobart & wider surrounds

Discovery Parks – Hobart

Discovery Parks – Hobart - dog friendly camping tasmania

There is so much to see in Hobart and the south east that having a great base is a must.

Risdon is a great location without being right in the city.

It has easy access to head in many directions and is very close to one of the Derwent River bridges for getting to places such as MONA only a short drive.

This park is dog friendly, offers free WIFI, BBQ area, playground, laundry, a bouncing pillow and sports facilities.

The dog friendly accommodation at this park is limited to powered sites and ensuite powered sides; as well as occasionally a budget cabin. Approval is needed in advance and is subject to availability and the managers discretion.

PH: 03 6243 9879

Book by phone on 1800 352 459 or online through https://www.discoveryholidayparks.com.au/caravan-parks/tasmania/hobart-hobart

673 East Derwent Hwy, Risdon, TAS 7016

 

 


Camping at Bruny Island

Camping at Bruny Island - dog friendly camping tasmania

If you have ever wanted to explore one of Tasmania’s offshore islands then Bruny Island is a stunning, natural destination that is sure to please.

You can catch the car ferry from Kettering on the mainland (around 32km south of Hobart), and it drops you to Roberts Point on Bruny Island.

At 362sq KM there are many places to explore.

There are also many awesome sights as well as fauna such as fur seals, fairy penguins, wedge-tail eagles, albatross and even white wallabies.

There are also boutique producers here, such as an Oyster farm, cheese factory and vineyard.

For the purposes of this section of the Tasmania guide we are focusing mainly on South Bruny, where nature rules with awesome unspoiled beaches, a lagoon and forests to delight your senses.

The property we have chosen to showcase here is a privately owned property, consisting of a 50-acre private forest and 750M of coastline and private beach.

They have a mixture of camp sites and even a glamping tent. In addition to the stunning location they are dog friendly for the camp sites.

There are restrictions based on their proximity to a National Park.

This is their current code of conduct, including their pet policy which you will need to read and sign before booking; http://www.campingatbrunyisland.com/code-of-conduct.html

You cannot just turn up at the property; access is strictly by appointment only and must also call to get directions to the property.

Your hosts are Phil and Karen; the do open on weekends for pre-bookings Friday to Sunday.

Mobile coverage can be patchy at times so try the landline if unable to get them by Mobile.

PH: 0438 411 916 or on weekends call 03 6293 1477

Bookings by phone or email to and they will check the emails overnight.

Lighthouse Rd, South Bruny TAS 7150

(Access directions will be given when booking)

 

 


Highlander Caravan Park – Tarraleah

Highlander Caravan Park – Tarraleah - dog friendly camping tasmania

If you drive 126km NW from Hobart you will find the small country town of Tarraleah.

It was originally built as an accommodation base for workers on the hydroelectric construction.

Since then it has been turned into the Tarraleah Lodge and the area caters to many outdoor pursuits; even boasting a high-altitude golf course.

The Highlander Caravan Park is an ideal stopover when open over the Summer months only.

Dogs are allowed but must sleep in your vehicle due to the native fauna and farm animals on the property.

At all other times they must be on a lead, well controlled and bark free.

PH: 03 6289 0111

Book online through https://tarraleah.com/index.php/stay/highlander-caravan-park/

25 Main Square, Oldina Drive, Tarraleah, TAS 7140

 

 


Launceston & wider surrounds

Old Mac’s Caravan & Motorhome Farm Stay – Norwood

Old Mac’s Caravan & Motorhome Farm Stay - Norwood - pet friendly camping tasmania

Norwood is a suburb of Launceston; around 3KM from the CBD with easy access to explore in any direction.

The campsite area is pet friendly and your dog must be on a lead at all times.

There is a café next door which is an ideal spot for your daily breakfast before you head off exploring the region.

Here is a link to their FAQ’s, including Pet Policy; https://oldmacsfarm.com/faq

PH: 0408 443 696 (Ian)

Bookings online through https://oldmacsfarm.com/home

55 Sandown Road, Norwood, TAS 7250

 

 


Scamander Tourist Park – Scamander

Scamander Tourist Park – Scamander - dog friendly camping TAS

Located on the north east coast of Tasmania, Scamander is a small seaside town between St Helens and St Marys. It is popular for surfing, swimming and fishing.

This tourist park offers a Camp Kitchen, BBQ area, laundry, amenities block and playground. The showers are coin operated at $1 per 6-minutes.

They are dog friendly on the camp sites and powered sites.

PH: 03 6372 5121

Bookings online though https://scamandertouristpark.com.au/

70-88 Scamander Avenue, Scamander, TAS 7215

 

 


Mole Creek Caravan Park

Mole Creek Caravan Park - dog friendly camping TAS

Mole Creek is a drive of around an hour from the Devonport Ferry Terminal.

The town is situated in the Mersey Valley, with its honey production being around 35 per cent of Tasmania’s production.

Quarrying and processing limestone are another major part of the local economy.

Tourism is also a major income producer and its proximity to National parks is important to the town.

Cradle Mountain is close enough to visit on a day trip.

The Caravan park is about 4KM outside Mole Creek township.

It offers free dog friendly powered and unpowered camp sites, WIFI, kitchen, laundry, showers and potable water.

Dogs must be on a leash at all times.

PH: 03 6363 1150

Book online through https://www.molecreek.net.au/

2 Union Bridge Rd, Mole Creek, TAS 7304

 

 


North West and West Coast

Crayfish Creek Van and Cabin Park – between Rocky Cape & Stanley

Crayfish Creek Van and Cabin Park – between Rocky Cape & Stanley - dog friendly camping TAS

This area is home to the giant freshwater crayfish. It is also an area that has been impacted by logging.

It is just under 100KM from the Devonport ferry terminal.

The park offers a Camp Kitchen, laundry, playground, TV lounge, BBQ as well as direct access to the beach and creek. Their camp sites are dog friendly and a bond of $50 or more is payable on arrival.

There is a charge of $4 per day for pets during school holidays and holiday weekends. Dogs must be on a leash at all times.

PH: 03 6443 4228

Bookings online through https://crayfishcreekecoaccommodation.com.au/

20049 Bass Highway, Crayfish Creek, TAS 7321

 

 


Green Point Campground – Marrawah

Green Point Campground - Marrawah - pet friendly camping Tasmania

Green Point is on the wild west coast of Tasmania, where the weather can be unpredictable.

While you can camp along the coast you also need to have a back-up plan if unable to camp.

This campground is free, it does have toilets and BBQ but you would need to have your own camp shower.

There is no fresh water source; you will have to boil your own water.

Dogs are permitted and must be on a leash at all times.

Bookings are not necessary.

Green Point Road, Marrawah, Smithton, TAS 7330

 

 


Strahan Beach Tourist Park

Strahan Beach Tourist Park - pet friendly camping Tasmania

On the west coast of Tasmania is Strahan, a small town that was formerly a post for the area.

Like many places in Tasmania it has a convict past. It is also a gateway to the UNESCO Heritage listed Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.

The drive here from Hobart is around 300KM, taking 4.5 hours.

If driving from Devonport the drive is around 226KM and takes 3 hours.

This tourist park offers a TV room, games room, Camp Kitchen, BBQ and laundry. Their powered and unpowered sites are dog friendly.

PH: 03 6471 7468

Bookings online through https://www.strahantouristpark.com.au/

1 Beach Street, Strahan, TAS 7468

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