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Campbell Town – Free Camp – Tasmania

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Campbell Town has a lovely camp called Blackburn Park Rest Area. Set next to the Elizabeth river with local tourist attraction “The Red Bridge”. It’s a short walk to town which is so handy in this historical town.

Campbell Town Camping


This camp is a huge grassed area that will fit many rigs of all sizes. Camping is for 48 hours and for self- contained vans. You do have to obtain a permit, which is free. I’ll add the details at the end of the post.

A couple of bins are here and when they get emptied all the ducks come running over from the river. They may also come and visit you if you have food. Over the bridge from the camp is a BBQ area and seating as well as a playground and wooden sculptures.

The Red Bridge is also here. Built in 1838 it’s the oldest surviving brick arch bridge in Australia.



Campbell Town


From your camp you can walk the five or so minutes to the main street. Apart from the bridge the other main tourist attraction is the convict brick trail. Park on ether side of the street and you will find a long row of red bricks. All have the names, age, crime, and how long they served. Back then steeling a handkerchief meant jail time. The main street has toilets as well as cafe’s, bakery, pub and other basic shops.


Have A Drive


Ross – Just 10 minutes away is this lovely little town with more free tourist attractions. We visited here previously when camping at The Pondering Frog Cafe in Bechino. Ross, has a Female factory you can walk around as well as the Tasmanian Wool Center. We liked the red phone box where you can dial a number and listen to the stories of old residents.

It’s very easy to spend the 48 hours allowed here whether you are just relaxing by the river or checking out the town. Blackburn Park Rest Area in Campbell Town is one we would recommend.

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2 thoughts on “Campbell Town – Free Camp – Tasmania

  1. Hi Sue & Laz.
    Are you giddy yet? As the circumnavigation of Tasmania continues. Love your adventure.
    The short drive between locations is very inviting so is no time wasted between a white wine or beer.
    Thanks again guys.
    Trinh & Dennis

    1. Hi Trinh & Dennis
      Yes, not far between camps in Tasmania at all. You can always get to a new camp early in the day and set up for happy hour 😀

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