Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Northern Midlands Council - Free Camping Facts

 The Facts

The information, below, has been gleened from the North Midlands Council website. 

Tree carvings at The Red Bridge, Campbell Town
 
The Northern Midlands offers a range of Self-Contained Vehicle friendly sites for self contained RVs and caravans at Bishopsbourne, Campbell Town, Cressy, Evandale and Honeysuckle Banks.

Self contained vehicles only
The sites listed below are strictly self-contained which means that:
All shower, washing, toilet, cooking, and sleeping must be contained WITHIN YOUR VEHICLE. 

No grey or black water, or other liquid is to be let out onto the ground, around trees, or into the river.
Camping Permit
These areas all REQUIRE a camping permit, which can be obtained by clicking here or you can call Council on (03) 6397 7303 for further information.
 
your permit number will be emailed to you immediately and you simply write your permit number on a piece of paper and display it on your dashboard.

The Camps
 
Bishopsbourne
A 48 hour free area for self - contained caravans and mobile homes is located at the Bishopsbourne Recreation Ground - Bishopsbourne Road, Bishopsbourne.

 Bishopsbourne is a farming community and has a population of only around 78.  It has a church, graveyard and recreation ground.

Nearby towns include Carrick, Bracknell and Longford


The dedicated free area is sign posted.

Coordinates:  -41.616465, 146.994830

A Permit is required 

Bishopsbourne Recreation Ground

Campbell Town
This 48 hour free area for self-contained caravans & mobile homes is located within the Blackburn Park Reserve, which is on the south eastern side of the Red Bridge—adjacent to the Elizabeth River.

Campbell Town is a major rest area on the Midland Highway, with toilets, a park, a large car park and a range of food outlets.

Coordinates:  -41.933104, 147.494384

A Permit is required

Blackburn Park Reserve - Campbell Town
Cressy
The 48 hour free area for self - contained caravans and mobile homes is located at the Cressy Recreation Ground - 2 Macquarie St, Cressy 

Cressy is known as Tasmania's "Trout capital" for the good fishing in the area (in season).

It is a small town 35 km south-west of Launceston, with a population of around 670.


Coordinates:  -41.681568, 147.084045
 
The dedicated free area is sign posted.

 A Permit is required

Cressy Recreation Ground
  
Evandale
The 48 hour free area for self - contained caravans & mobile homes is located at the Falls Park Reserve, Logan Road (site of the Evandale Market).
The dedicated free area is sign posted and is only available from Monday to Friday.

Coordinates: -41.571268, 147.254035

 A Permit is required


Falls Park Reserve, Logan Road (site of the Evandale Market)

 
Honeysuckle Banks - Evandale
The 48 hr free area for self - contained caravans & mobile homes is located at the Honeysuckle Banks Reserve, 356 Leighlands Road, Evandale
The dedicated free area is sign posted and is only permitted from NOVEMBER TO APRIL.

Coordinates: -41.572522, 147.237636

 A Permit is required

Honeysuckle Banks Reserve - camping only permitted from NOVEMBER TO APRIL.

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