Richardsons Beach camping area
Richardsons Beach camping area

Richardsons Beach, Honeymoon Bay and Ranger Creek camping

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Planned event: Notice of works and upcoming closures – Freycinet Foreshore Shared Use Track
Applies from 2/5/2022


Tasmanian company East Coast Constructions has been awarded the tender to construct a new elevated shared use track across Mosquito Creek linking the Coles Bay township to the Freycinet National Park. 

The new track has been carefully designed to avoid impacts to natural and cultural values as well as taking into account public feedback as part of the Reserve Activity Assessment (RAA) advertised earlier this year.   

Works are expected to commence in the first week of May and take up to a month to complete.  

During this time access to Richardsons Beach via the existing path from the Esplanade East will be restricted.  

Access to Richardsons Beach from the carpark below the Freycinet Visitor Centre will remain open. 

​If you have any queries, contact Freycinet Field Centre on 03 6256 7000.

Last reviewed 26/4/2022 02:50 PM


A valid parks pass is required for entry to Tasmania's national parks.
Tent   
Fees:
Richardsons Beach, Honeymoon Ba​​y and ​​Ranger Creek​​​​​
​Tent site​​​
unpowered
RV site​
powered
2 people (minimum fee)

$13.00
$16.00
Each additional adult (18+)
$5.00$7.00
Each additional child (5-17, under 5 no charge)$2.50$3.50
Family (2 adults, 3 children)$16.00$22.00
Bookings:

​A ballot is drawn in early August to allocate sites for the summer season (18 December – 10 February) and also Easter. Only one entry per family/group is allowed for Christmas and another may be entered for Easter. Maximum stay during this period is 10 nights for up to 6 people, per site. Notification of the ballot draw will be as immediate after the draw as possible, usually within two weeks.​

Outside of the ballot season, campsites can be pre-booked through the visitor centre. Full payment is required upon booking. Outside opening hours, booking and other details can be found on the display board outside the visitor centre.

Maximum length of stay is 14 nights for up to 6 people, per site. Notify the visitor centre if you plan to arrive a day late. All bookings not taken up by the first night will be deemed a no-show and cancelled. 

Contact the Freycinet Visitor Centre on 03 6256 7004 or freycinet@parks.tas.gov.au to enquire about availability and bookings outside the ballot period.

The camping areas are close by the visitor centre.

About

​​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. During this period a maximum of 10 nights can be booked.  Outside of this period there is a maximum 14 night stay.​ See booking information for details.

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 individual, tent-only camping nodes 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