Fortescue Bay Campground - Tasman National Park

National Park - Tasmania


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. Please bring your own firewood. A fuel stove is recommended for cooking, particularly during seasonal fire restrictions. 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. 

Banksia Campground

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.

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. 

Facilities and Features

  • Camping
  • Caravan access
  • Drinking water
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Overnight walk
  • Parking
  • Picnic facilities
  • Scuba diving
  • Showers (hot)
  • Snorkelling
  • Swimming
  • Toilets
  • Access friendly
  • Barbecues
  • Boat ramp
  • Campfires.

Great spot when not busy. Not too many level spots for 7m+ RVs.

Beautiful bush setting, peaceful, beach and walks. This is a great destination; we wouldn't use it as a base to see the Port Arthur area as it is 12kms in on unsealed road @ 40kph

A stunning bay with two separate campgrounds one for tents and the other with large, mostly uneven sites for vans and MH. When we tried to park 2 separate campers were very quick to point out that it wasn't a proper site and that the van area was full. We ended up in the carpark to the tent area (the rangers didn't object the next morning when we told them). As you come you will see Mill Creek, which is for tents. The day use area. Banksia which is the numbered campground for vans. And the boat ramp. I have attached photos of each area.
Unpowered Site $13.00
Per site, per night (2 adults)