Bay of Fires
The Bay of Fires Conservation Area is without question one of the best and most popular places to camp in Tasmania for both locals and interstate visitors. It is popular yer round, but fills to overflowing during the summer holidays where commonly people turn up only to find there is nowhere to camp. The stretch of coastal camping locations offer basic facilities only but in stunning settings. Some of the more elevated sites offer the protection of coastal vegetation with views of the shoreline, whilst other spots are right on the beach and feature uninterrupted sea and beach views. The actual campgrounds vary in terms of size and the form of camping that is best suited. Some sites are small and more suited to tent camping or smaller campervans or camper trailers, while others have plenty of space for big rigs and as detailed in the table below.
Camping is permitted only in designated campgrounds. You can camp at Bay of Fires campgrounds for up to 4-weeks at no cost.
Dogs on lead and under control are allowed at all campgrounds with the exception of Jeanneret Beach where dogs are not permitted.
We urge anyone planning to camp at Bay of Fires from mid-December until early February and again over Easter to read the blog post-Rough Guide To Christmas Camping Tasmania.
|Campground||Hybrid Toilet||Pit Toilet||Tents||Vans – large||Vans – small||Campervans|
|Cosy Corner South||Y||Y||Y
|Cosy Corner North||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y
Accessing Bay of Fires Campgrounds
The northern section of Bay of Fires is accessed from the nearby fishing and tourist town of St Helens by taking Ansons Bay Road (C843). If you are coming from Bridport (for example) travel east from Gladstone on the North Ansons Road (C83) where you will find the junction with Ansons Bay Road. Turn east into Policemans Point Road and follow the road for app. 5 km until it ends at the Policemans Point campground.
Access to the southern section of the Bay of Fires is from St Helens via the Binalong Bay Road (C850). You will see a left turn on to the C848 at the sign to the ‘The Gardens 13km’. This sealed road terminates at private land at The Gardens – the campgrounds are located 7km along the road and are well signposted.
Wildlife are abundant and common in the Bay of Fires are. Please avoid unnecessary driving in reserves at night. Please slow down and watch out for animals on the road.