Old stone ruins from the original Lisdillion saltworks with views of Salt works beach in the frame.
Lisdillon Ruins (photograph: Craig Vertigan)

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Fire ban: Campfire restrictions 2022 - 2023
Applies from 20/12/2022

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Campfire restrictions are in place for this site.  This means you will not be able to use campfires, pot fires and other solid fuel stoves. Gas stoves and gas barbecues are still permitted.

Unattended or poorly constructed campfires can escape and become bushfires. Campfire restrictions ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable camping experience.

For more information see our Campfire restrictions news page, the Campfire safety and restrictions webpage, or view the State Fire Restrictions map for 2022-2023.​

 Campfire restrictions 2022 - 2023 (PDF 2Mb)

Last reviewed 15/12/2022 10:04 AM


​Nestled on a secluded beach at Little Swanport, near Swansea on the East Coast of Tasmania, the remains of the Lisdillon Saltworks mark a significant part of Tasmania’s industrial heritage, taking its name from the estate where the Saltworks were established.

The Saltworks were established by James Radcliff using convict labour in the late 1830s and while only in operation for a short time, they were technically advanced and well constructed – so much so that the site is one of only two remaining early salt manufacture works in eastern Australia where substantial ruins can still be found. 

Expansive views over Great Oyster Bay and the Freycinet Peninsula beyond await visitors to Lisdillon. Equally beautiful views along Saltworks Beach and back to the mouth of Little Swanport River. Cast your eyes to the rugged headland where in days gone by you would have seen a windmill used to raise water from the sea to produce the salt. Step inside the Saltworks to uncover a significant piece of East Coast Tasmania’s history and Australia’s industrial heritage.​​​​


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Campfire restrictions in place for 2022 - 2023

Campfire restrictions will come into place for high-risk campgrounds from December 20, 2022. Plan ahead and check if your summer campgrounds are affected.

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