Freycinet National Park’s campground is a small coastal
strip along the dunes of Richardsons Beach and the granite knoll of Honeymoon
Bay. All campsites are only metres from
the waters’ edge. The Richardsons Beach Campground (adjacent to the visitor centre) has accessible toilets, and accessible powered and unpowered sites.
Camping in Freycinet is extremely popular, particularly over
the summer months and at Easter. Due to the high demand for these campsites, a
ballot system operates for camping between 18 December – 10 February and at
Easter. See booking information for details. During this period a maximum of 10 nights can be booked. Outside of this period there is a maximum 14 night stay.
Powered sites (campsites 1-18)
These are hardened camping sites
that protect the fragile coast. These provide small (maximum 18ft) caravans and
campervans a space with power, potable water, grey water disposal and an
amenities block with coin-operated hot water showers.
Sand dune sites (campsites 19-45)
These are individual, tent-only
camping nodes clearly delineated in the fore-dune vegetation. Each site has
parking for one vehicle, shares a track to the beach and is within easy reach
of potable water, flushing toilets and cold water showers. Limited sites are
available at the sand dune area over winter.
Honeymoon Bay sites (campsites 46-52)
These sites are perched upon a
granite knoll overlooking Honeymoon Bay. The sites are only open over summer holidays
and at Easter and require a bit of a walk to the amenities. Electric barbecues,
picnic tables, non-treated water and toilets are available in this area.
Freycinet is a Fuel Stove Only Area as it is very dry and
vulnerable to fire. No fires are allowed in the national park. Gas and fuel
stoves may be used except on days of Total Fire Ban, when no naked flames of
any sort, including gas and fuel stoves, are allowed in the open. The electric
barbecues provided at Ranger Creek and Honeymoon Bay picnic areas can be used
for cooking on these days.
Recycling and rubbish bins are provided for
campers near the powered sites. There is no laundry facilities or black water
disposal (the nearest black water dump point is at Bicheno or Swansea).
Honeymoon Bay to Richardsons Beach Campsites