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Safety alert: COVID-19 Update
Applies from 25/6/2020

​​​​​​Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, v​​isitors must continue to adhere to physical distancing standards and Public Health regulations​.

Travellers to Tasmania are encouraged to register online for a G2G PASS at least three days before their planned travel. Those who receive their G2G PASS QR code before arriving will be able to quickly pass through their port of arrival in Tasmania.

Travellers are required to quarantine for 14 days when coming into Tasmania. If you are required to quarantine in government-designated accommodation​, fees will apply. 

​Please check the alerts page before planning your visit to ensure that you are aware of any access or restrictions that may  be in place. ​

Last reviewed 17/8/2020 08:52 AM


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

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Safety alert: COVID-19 Update
Applies from 25/6/2020

​​​​​​Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, v​​isitors must continue to adhere to physical distancing standards and Public Health regulations​.

Travellers to Tasmania are encouraged to register online for a G2G PASS at least three days before their planned travel. Those who receive their G2G PASS QR code before arriving will be able to quickly pass through their port of arrival in Tasmania.

Travellers are required to quarantine for 14 days when coming into Tasmania. If you are required to quarantine in government-designated accommodation​, fees will apply. 

​Please check the alerts page before planning your visit to ensure that you are aware of any access or restrictions that may  be in place. ​

Last reviewed 17/8/2020 08:52 AM


Safety alert: Site works at Tasman Arch, Devils Kitchen and Blowhole
Applies from 15/7/2020

PWS is currently upgrading the car and bus parking at Tasman Arch and Devil's Kitchen and improving vehicle and pedestrian access to the Boat Ramp precinct at the Tasman Blowhole.

Tasman Arch Road will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians from 7 – 25 September.

Access to the boat ramp will be impacted for less than a week and Blowhole Road east of Blowhole Creek may be closed for a few hours during installation of the new pedestrian access bridge.

All works are expected to be completed by December 2020.

Some impacts on parking, traffic movement and visual amenity, including noise and dust are expected. 

For visitor safety please abide by any on-site signage and directions.​

Last reviewed 26/8/2020 09:08 AM


Closed area: Remarkable Cave track closure 1 July - mid Oct
Applies from 1/7/2020

​​​​​​​The Parks and Wildlife Service are upgrading the staircase to the Remarkable Cave viewing platform to improve visitor safety within the Tasman National Park.  

The walking track to Remarkable Cave will be temporarily closed during these works between 1 July and 18 October 2020.

All other walking tracks and viewing areas accessible from the car park will remain open.

Last reviewed 21/9/2020 12:55 PM


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. 

Bookings are not taken between May and October. 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.

During summer the site office is periodically staffed daily between 10am- 4pm. The site office is closed over winter. ​

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​​​​​​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 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 (when open) 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 ​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