Southport Lagoon Conservation Area

National Park - Tasmania


Ten individual campsites are provided near the north-west edge of Southport Lagoon. The maximum capacity of the entire campground is 40 people. Each campsite is numbered and camping must only take place at these numbered sites. Campsite bookings are not required. The maximum stay permitted is one week.

You will need to bring your own water. Rubbish bins are not provided, so please take all your rubbish when you leave.

Composting toilets are provided. To ensure they work correctly it is important not to place any foreign objects, portable chemical toilet contents or rubbish into the toilet system.

Fires may only be lit in the designated fireplaces provided, however the use of fuel stoves is recommended to reduce environmental impacts. Firewood is not supplied. Vegetation including dead branches from within the conservation area, must not be used as firewood. Chainsaws are not permitted in the conservation area.

On total fire ban days any naked flame, even a gas stove, is not permitted.

What to Bring:

  • Firewood

  • Rubbish bags

Southport Lagoon is generally accessed from Hobart, via the A6 highway through Huonville, Geeveston and Dover The road is sealed as far as the Lune River township.

The Lune River Road (C636) continues south to Ida Bay, where the principal rail terminus of the Ida Bay Railway is found.

Continuing south on the Lune River Road the Southport Lagoon Track branches off on the east side about 1km south of Ida Bay. This is the principal vehicle access to the conservation area.

The Southport Lagoon Track track is a 5.9km long, high clearance, 4WD drive route rated moderate to hard. The track commences 1km south of Ida Bay off the Lune River Road. People using this route must be experienced four wheel vehicle drivers. Off-road 4WD trailers are permitted but standard 2WD trailers and boat trailers are not permitted.

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