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
Applies from 4/12/2020

​​​​Campfire restrictions are in place for this location. This means you will not be able to use campfires, fire pots and other solid fuels stoves. Heavy penalties will apply to illegal campfires.​ Gas stoves and gas barbecues are permitted. 

The dry summer 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.

Further locations may be added if the fire risk in escalates over summer.

For more information please check the Campfire and safety - Fire restrictions pages.

Last reviewed 18/1/2021 10:03 AM


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 recommended from November until April each year. 

During summer the site office is periodically staffed daily between 10am- 4pm.

Bookings are not taken between May and October and the site office is closed over winter. ​​ Campers need to self-register for Banksia and Mill Creek campgrounds at the Self-registration Booth, see the Know Before you go below. Cash only is accepted and no change is available.


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 8 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 not permitted during seasonal campfire restrictions. When there are no restrictions in place, campfires are permitted only in designated fireplaces within the Banksia and Mill Creek campgrounds.

Please bring your own firewood. A fuel stove is recommended for cooking, particularly during seasonal fire restrictions.

Gas barbeques are available at the day use area shelter. 

The campground site office has basic supplies for sale, such as ice and ​basic 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 9pm. 

Fortescue - Mill Creek Campground Site Plan