Children riding bikes around Fortescue Bay campsite, Tasman National Park
Fortescue Bay campground, Tasman National Park (photograph: Chris Crerar)

Fortescue Bay camping

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Fire ban: Campfire restrictions are in place
From 21/10/2019, last reviewed 28/10/2019

​Campfire restrictions are now 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.

Parts of the east coast are experiencing the driest conditions for the past three years with traditionally wet or damp gullies now dry. An above average fire season has been forecast for the east and south eastern parts of Tasmania due to warmer and drier conditions.

These conditions have increased the risk of unattended or poorly constructed campfires escaping and becoming bushfires. We have a duty of care to our community and want to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable camping experience.


Planned event: Road works Fortescue Bay Road, Tasman National Park
From 21/10/2019, last reviewed 21/10/2019

Road works are being undertaken on the Fortescue Bay Road, leading into the Fortescue Bay campground.

The site remains open however there will be reduced speed limits and some lane closures throughout the project. Please slow down and follow the directions of traffic controllers and signs.

Work is due to be completed by late February 2020, weather permitting.

Please allow a bit of extra time for your trip as work is undertaken on the road.


Closed area: Notice of site closure: Remarkable Cave - Cresent Bay - Mt Brown, Tasman Peninsula
From 7/5/2019, last reviewed 12/11/2019

​The walking tracks from Remarkable Cave​ to Cresent Bay and Mt Brown is currently closed to allow construction work and for safety reasons, and will deliver improved visitor facilities.


Fire ban: Campfire restrictions are in place
From 21/10/2019, last reviewed 28/10/2019

​Campfire restrictions are now 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.

Parts of the east coast are experiencing the driest conditions for the past three years with traditionally wet or damp gullies now dry. An above average fire season has been forecast for the east and south eastern parts of Tasmania due to warmer and drier conditions.

These conditions have increased the risk of unattended or poorly constructed campfires escaping and becoming bushfires. We have a duty of care to our community and want to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable camping experience.


Planned event: Road works Fortescue Bay Road, Tasman National Park
From 21/10/2019, last reviewed 21/10/2019

Road works are being undertaken on the Fortescue Bay Road, leading into the Fortescue Bay campground.

The site remains open however there will be reduced speed limits and some lane closures throughout the project. Please slow down and follow the directions of traffic controllers and signs.

Work is due to be completed by late February 2020, weather permitting.

Please allow a bit of extra time for your trip as work is undertaken on the road.


A valid parks pass is required for entry to Tasmania's national parks.
Tent    Caravan/Campervan   
Fees:
Per site
  • ​2 people (minimum fee) - $13.00
  • ​Each additional adult (18+) - $5.00
  • ​Each additional child (5-17 years, under 5 years no charge) - $2.50
  • ​Family (2 adults, 3 children) - $16.00
Bookings:

​Bookings are essential from the opening of the crayfish season at the beginning of November until Easter each year, and highly recommended at other times.

Contact the Fortescue Bay campground staff​ for bookings.

The site office may be unstaffed periodically during the day.  Opening hours are 10:00am to 4:00pm daily during Summer.

About

​​Fortescue Bay campground is popular year round, and on arrival you’ll see why. This is a beautiful place to reconnect with nature. Here the towering forest meets the sea, wildlife abounds, and your biggest care will be choosing what to do. Swim, snorkel, scuba dive, kayak, fish, rock climb, bushwalk, bird-watch ... or just lie on the wide, white sandy beach where the clouds drift overhead and the waves endlessly tumble to shore. 

During the day you’ll notice groups of walkers arriving off the Three Capes Track, for this marks the end of their 4-day journey. You can join part of their final day on the 4-hour return walk to Cape Hauy

In the other direction, there are shorter walks to Canoe Bay and Bivouac Bay, along the same track (Tasman Coastal Trail) that continues all the way to Devils Kitchen at Pirates Bay – a hefty 9 hours from Fortescue Bay. 

There are two campgrounds to choose from, Banksia and Mill Creek.

Tank water is provided at both campgrounds, however boiling for 3 minutes or sterilising is recommended. 

Campfires are permitted at both campgrounds within designated fireplaces except during seasonal fire restrictions. For this reason bring a fuel stove for cooking. Firewood may be purchased from the campground site office or you can bring your own.

Gas barbeques are available at the day use area shelter. 

The campground site office has basic supplies for sale, including firewood, ice, and some ​camping equipment. The nearest shop for groceries is at Nubeena, a 45-minute drive away. ​​

​Banksia Campground​

Pitch your tent beneath towering stringybarks, with the beach a few footsteps away.

Showers are available at this site and require a token to be purchased from the campground site office.

Fortescue - Banksia Campground Site Plan

​​Mill Creek Campground

This campground has larger sites, suitable for those with boats and/or campervans and motorhomes. Generators are permitted here, but must be switched off by 8pm. 

Fortescue - Mill Creek Campground Site Plan