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.
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