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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Planned event: Three Capes Track - Maintenance and Planned Burns
Applies from 22/5/2023

The Three Capes Track will be closed from 22 May - 4 June 2023 to enable PWS to undertake annual maintenance and planned burns to reduce the bushfire risk and prioritise public safety.

The planned burn is part of a long-term program designed to protect and enhance the natural and cultural values across the Tasman National Park.

The closure applies to The Old Cape Pillar Track (inland route to Cape Pillar), Bare Knoll Campground and Three Capes Track (Denman's Cove, Stinking Bay, Arthurs Peak).

Visitors will be able to access all other tracks within Tasman National Park during this time including Cape Hauy, Waterfall Bay Tracks (including Canoe Bay, Bivouac Bay and Tasman Trail), Crescent Bay Track, Mount Brown Track, Cape Raoul Track, Shipstern Bluff Track and Tunnel Bay Track. The Fortescue Bay campground remains open.

The closure of the Three Capes Track is undertaken each year and is part of the PWS risk mitigation strategy for walkers and infrastructure to ensure the Three Capes Track experience as Australia's premier coastal walk is maintained.

For enquiries please contact the Tasman Field Centre (03) 6250 2433.​

Last reviewed 25/5/2023 02:24 PM

Closed area: Wughalee Falls Campsite – Tasman National Park
Applies from 2/12/2022

​​​​Wughalee Falls campsite within the Tasman National Park is closed until further notice. Alternative campsite Bare Knoll remains open approximately 400m beyond the Wughalee campsite turnoff. This Campsite has limited capacity and cannot be booked. 

For further enquiries please call: (03) 6250 3980​.​​​​

Last reviewed 12/4/2023 09:14 AM

A valid parks pass is required for entry to Tasmania's national parks.
Tent    Caravan/Campervan   
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 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 staffed for reduced hours (11am-4pm) over Winter. Campers arriving outside of office hours need to self-register for Banksia and Mill Creek campgrounds at the Self-registration Booth. Cash only is accepted for self-registration and no change is available

The maximum stay is 28 days.


​​​​​​​​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