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FREE Downloadable Map
and Camping Locations Guides (PDF)
CLICK HERE for a free , downloadable map of Tasmania, showing the touring routes, that can be saved on your device for internet free use. Ideal for use with the Tasmanian Freedom Camping Locations Series (in PDF) below.
Calculator for Driving Times and Distances in Tasmania
Tasmanian Freedom Camping Locations Series (PDF)
Ideal for use with the downloadable map (above), this series of guides (in PDF) offers information on freedom camping areas, van park locations and facilities.
- Given the ever changing nature of Tasmanian camp-sites and the desire of this old bloke to present the most valuable information possible, I have decided to ask all users of the guides to assist in keeping these guides as current and informative as possible.
- To achieve this I have created the Facebook group - BEARS ON THE ROAD IN TASMANIA - and ask that those using these free guides join and participate in the group.
- Rather than asking "Where can I stay?" or "What is there to do?", Bears on the Road is encouraging participants to post where they have stayed and what wonderful things they have done during their Tasmanian adventure using both words and pictures.
Each of the following guides is loosely based on routes in the downloadable map and run sequentially (as you travel), rather than alphabetically, for greater ease of use.
- Devonport to Launceston and surrounds
Lists 29 sites ranging from National Parks through to commercial caravan parks. [PDF - 128 kb]
- The Heritage Highway
Includes 24 sites ranging from free camps to commercial caravan parks. This guide runs from Launceston to Hobart and Richmond. [PDF - 128 kb]
- Tamar Valley and the North East
There are 39 freedom camps and caravan parks listed in this guide, that takes you through some delightful beach and fossicking areas. [PDF - 148 kb]
- Tasmania's East Coast
Features 37 locations on the magnificent East Coast, including free camps and van parks, covering the area between St Helens and Buckland. [PDF - 136 kb]
- Tasmania's North West Coast
From Devonport to Arthur River, this guide includes 38 freedom camping sites and van parks. [PDF - 140 kb]
- Tasman Peninsula and Port Arthur
Covering the area from Sorell down to the Tasman Peninsula, this guide contains 11 freedom camping sites, including caravan parks. [PDF - 120 kb]
A guide to travel, sightseeing and services.
A Cheapskate's Guide to Exploring Tasmania By Car looks at what to do, where to stay and a little history of Tasmanian cities and towns
At 315 kilometres west to east and 286 kilometres north to south. and an area of 68,331 square kilometres,
|Tasmanian Travel Guide - The Blog
||Packed with photos and information of the towns, POIs and wonders of this magnificant state, this blog is well worth adding to your favourite bookmarks.
|Getting To Tasmania
||Information on the Spirit of Tasmania that includes a link to schedules and bookings, as well as a useful link to a 'Traveller's guide to Australian interstate quarantine' (in PDF) that will help you check what you can and can’t take across state and quarantine borders and avoid on-the-spot fines.
|Handy Camping Gadgets and Goodies
||Tasmanian Travel Guide will be checking Out The Weird And Wonderful World Of Gadgets and Goodies each month that might make camping life just a little more convenient.
PLUS 32 delightful decals for your car, RV or caravan
||Looking for things to do in Tasmania?
Check out the full details of over 50 experience tours, attractions, activities and much, much more complete with price guides as well as secure booking facilities if required.
NOTE: At the top of the experiences page the link 'Destinations' allows you to toggle between the north and south of the state.
Meanwhile, Here In Tasmania
A round-up of Tasmanian general and growers' markets
Travelling Library Series
Finding reading material while travelling can be a bit of an issue and reading on-line both difficult and expensive, so it is handy to know that visitors to Tasmania can apply in person for a 3 month membership to the library.
You can also check out our growing range of free books (PDF) that can be downloaded to your device for use without internet connection.
|Free/cheap Camping & Caravan Parks
As well as the options covered in each individual town in this work, the following links will take you to some of the very best information that I can presently find on free and cheap camping and caravan parks.
& Public Toilets
|Recreational vehicle dump points, a national listing of public toilets and a Yellow Pages list of Caravan & Camper-Trailer Repairs & Servicing in Tasmania.
This page also includes caravanning tips and information.
|Fossicking in Tasmania
||Many of the locations this guide will be visiting offer the chance to do a little fossicking for such things as gold, sapphires, Topaz, jasper, turquoise, amethyst, smoky quartz, clear quartz, petrified wood, chalcedony, agate and a range of other tumbling material for lapidarists.
||These external links offer access to the Hobart Mercury, Launceston Examiner and the Advocate.
|Environment and Produce
||A delicious guide to Tasmania's environment and produce that includes details of the wine, cheese, beer, cider and chocolate trails.
|Tiger Track Stamps
A Quirky, Free/Low-Cost Way for you to keep track of your amazing tasmanian adventures, as you hunt down over 130 Tiger Track Stamps and with luck - or skill maybe - find the elusive Tasmanian Tiger (Thylacine) - the most valuable stamp of all.
|Fun Pages For Kids
and their Adults
|A range of free and low cost things to play, make and do when driving or confined to camp, for kids and their adults.
Travel Cost Tracker
|For those of you looking for a FREE, user friendly method of keeping track of your travel costs (and use a word processor other than Microsoft) you are in luck.
When you open the Trusty Travel Cost Tracker you should Save it to your device, then Hit Save As and create a new sheet, leaving the template clear for future use.