Derby Park

Free Camping - Tasmania


Derby Park is a popular riverside camp ground in the historic town of Derby. Located centrally to walks, fishing, cafes, awesome mountain bike trails, art and crafts, and quirky gift shops.  It is a fantastic base for your holiday. Public toilets, showers, potable water and gas BBQs are available, and best of all, camping is free!  Bookings not required.

Conditions of Stay

  • Derby Park is a free camping area.
  • Maximum stay is strictly 14 days.
  • Shower facilities are located in the Park and also in Main Street behind the Tin Centre, and are both coin operated. Showers are to be left in a clean and tidy state.
  • Security of your van/tent and belongings is your responsibility.
  • Solid  fuel  fires  are  not  allowed  during  Total  Fire  Ban  Periods.  Any  other  time  of  the  year,  solid  fuel fires are permitted –but strictly in off-the-ground fire pots/stoves only. You will have to supply your own fire pot and wood/fuel.  Please be considerate towards other campers –if wind conditions are likely to blow smoke into other campsites, don’t light a fire!
  • It is prohibited to use generators, power tools or chainsaws anywhere in Derby Park.
  • Pets/animals are permitted within Derby Park. Pets must be controlled at all times whilst in the park.
  • The Accommodation and Hospitality Standard for Australia prescribes free passage of 2.4 m between caravan/tent sites. The space is for free passage in case of emergency.
  • Please exercise consideration at all times in regards to noise.
  • If you have a concern or complaint please report it to Dorset Council on 6352  6500, or for after-hours emergency the number is 1300 858 824. 
Derby is becoming a mecca for mountain bike fans with numerous trails branching out from Derby and surrounding places. The riverbank at Derby is a favourite place to stay overnight and set off for rides. Even without your bike this is an excellent place to stay overnight sample the peace of the river go into town to see the old buildings and the tin museum.

New shower(coin operated) and toilet block installed.Very popular with the expansion of the mountain bike trails.

Excellent free camping by the river. No powered sites and are advised to boil water before drinking.

There is also an excellent childrens playground at the park. Coin operated hot showers are available at the Interpretation Centre toilet block near the bike wash. A 10 minute walk.

Free camp with toilets a pay showers. Water taps located in several places around site. Shaded and open sites with fire pits at sites along riverbank. Fills very quickly on weekends as Derby is considered by many to have best Mountain bike trails in Australia. Nearest dump point is at Scottsdale.
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