Cockle Creek Southwest National Park
Cockle Creek looking at Recherche Bay, Southwest National Park (photograph: Stella Rodriguez)

Cockle Creek camping

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A valid parks pass is required for entry to Tasmania's national parks.
Caravan/Campervan    Tent   
Fees:

Camping is free.

Bookings:

​No campsite bookings are taken. Campgrounds are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Boltons Green campground is located in the Southwest National Park, across the bridge at Cockle Creek and a further 200 metres along the road.

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​​Cockle Creek is a very popular destination for families, offering a variety of recreational activities such as bushwalking, swimming, snorkelling, kayaking, fishing and bird-watching.

The shady campground within the Southwest National Park is known as Boltons Green. Approximately 10 sites are available here for tent and caravan camping. Although caravans can access this campground, please be aware that the road is rough and flat campsites are limited.  

An additional 3-4  small tent sites can be found further along the road before you reach the No Camping sign.  Sites are not numbered so please try not to spread out too much, allowing for other groups to utilise the campground.

Basic facilities include pit toilets and a water tank at Boltons Green. Water is untreated and must be boiled before drinking. There is a public pay phone available at the visitor information booth, adjacent to the Rangers Quarters.

The Southwest National Park is a fuel stove only area​, no fires are permitted. 

Other campsites

If you prefer to have a campfire or are bringing your dog on a lead, you can choose a campsite north of the bridge within the Recherche Bay Nature Recreation Area.

There are a number of camping areas on the northern side of the Cockle Creek bridge and further north at Catamaran, Finns  Beach and Gillams Beach. See Recherche Bay camping for these sites. 

Walking Tracks

See Cockle Creek for information on the local walks, ranging from a short 5 minute stroll to the more adventurous day walk to South Cape Bay. ​