The Neck Camping Area Bruny Island is one of Tasmanian’s most popular campsites, and for very good reasons. The Neck campground Bruny Island is located at the end of a narrow, sandy isthmus that joins North and South Bruny. Halfway along The Neck is a very popular lookout with 360-degree views, and that is popular with photographers looking for that perfect Insta shot. After dusk, the area immediately below the sand dunes below comes alive with fairy penguins who come in from sea to nest after a day’s hunting for food. The camping area The Neck Bruny Island is a sheltered camping area that is very flat and offers excellent shelter and some nice private spots located among trees behind the dunes at the southern end of the beach. Access to Bruny Island is via The Bruny Island Ferry; check The Bruny Island Ferry Timetable as it is seasonal, and is very busy during the summer months. It is not unusual for people to get to the terminal too late for the last ferry back to the mainland, so be prepared. Once you leave the ferry, you head towards south Bruny on the main road going past the turnoffs to Dennes Point and Barnes Bay before turning left into the signposted camping area that is located off the B66 road, and located app. 3 km past the lookout. Neck Beach is a beautiful beach that is often uninhabited and is literally 20-metres walk from the entrance to The Neck campsites. Take extreme care, however, when swimming in the surf as conditions can be treacherous and the water very cold. It is possible to fish from the beach without a problem, and it is a great beach for an early morning stroll. Please note that a National Parks Pass is NOT required to camp at The Neck Campground Bruny Island, however, you do need a National Parks Pass to access a large part of Bruny Island. All camping sites are unpowered and are relatively basic in nature. You must carry your own fresh water and firewood. See also 4WD Track Bruny Island Please note that as one of Tasmania’s most popular camping locations, this site gets very busy over the Christmas New Year, and Easter holiday periods, and during school holidays and on long weekends so be prepared – don’t expect to arrive at 6 pm on Christmas Day and get a campsite, it won’t happen! The Neck Campground Bruny Island has Pit Toilets; there is no rubbish collection so please take all rubbish with you.
DOGS are strictly NOT PERMITTED, and camping fees apply: For Jetty Beach, The Neck, and Cloudy Corner campgrounds the following fees apply:
- 1 or 2 people – $10.00 per night
- Each additional adult (18+) – $5.00 per night
- Each additional child (5-17, under 5 no charge) – $2.50 per night
- Family (2 adults, 3 children) – $15.00 per night