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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Applies from 17/5/2024

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Last reviewed 17/5/2024 06:39 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 6/11/2023 11:55 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 only required from 1 October to 30 April. From 1 May to 30 September the campsite operates on a first-in, first-served basis. Booking enquiries for the peak season can be made via the “Enquire here” button on this page. 

Bookings open six months in advance and opening dates can be found in the “Know before you go” section of this page.

Office hours are 10am - 4pm from 1 October to 30 April and 11am - 4pm from 1 May to 30 September.

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.


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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.

Firewood can often be purchased from the site office, but availability is dependent on supplier deliveries. We recommend bringing your own to ensure you can use a campfire. Wood collection is not authorised in National Parks. For campfire safety and status of campfire restrictions see campfires and fire restrictions​. Solid fuel fires, such as campfires are banned during fire restrictions. A camping stove is recommended for cooking, particularly during seasonal fire restrictions, the provided BBQ’s can also be used.

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