Public camping areas are available on Flinders Island – contact the Department of Parks, Wildlife and Heritage for a detailed map. Whilst you don’t need to make a bookings for camping areas it’s first in best dressed we do advise to check availability with the Flinders Island Parks and Wildlife Service.Please phone 03 6359 2217.
The Department of Parks, Wildlife and Heritage has picnic facilities and camping areas at Trousers Point Beach, Yellow Beach, Allport Beach, Lillies Beach, Killiecrankie and North East River on Flinders Island, where there are toilets and fireplaces. There is limited water at Trousers Point, Yellow Beach, Allport Beach and North East River only. Camping is also permitted on crown reserves and this covers most of the Flinders Island foreshore, as well as sections of the foreshore on Cape Barren Island. Permission must be obtained from the Ranger or Aboriginal Land Council Tasmania to camp on the outer islands.
Drinking water is non-existent on most of the islands and very scarce where it is available. It must be carried from the townships. Campers are asked to take care not to pollute any streams and to be cautious with what they drink. Most streams flow through grazing lands and are polluted by farm animals. If in doubt boil water for 3 full minutes. Visitors are advised to seek out information on water from local authorities before beginning extensive trips. Likewise visitors are asked to take care with fire. By preference fuel stoves should be carried and used. In summer seek out fire restrictions from the local ranger. Keep any fires to a minimum using only dead and fallen wood. Always ensure that your fire is fully out before leaving it.
For campers wishing to freshen up during their stay or to prepare for the flight home the following businesses provide facilities at a small charge:-
Furneaux Tavern 03 6359 3521
The Interstate Hotel 03 6359 2114
Flinders Island Cabin Park 03 6359 2188
North East River – Short term camping available (maximum of 3 weeks)
This camping spot is just over the dunes from North Beach at ‘The River’. There are toilets about 100m away with water and a fire BBQ.
Killiecrankie – No camping (Private campground situated at Killiecrankie)
To book a spot at this private owned camping area please contact Jude and Mary-Anne for details 03 6359 8464
A free gas BBQ has recently been installed in August 2012 on the Killiecrankie foreshore which is for day use only.
Allport Beach – Short term camping available (maximum of 3 weeks)
The camp site is about 100m from the beach and there’s a free gas BBQ (donations appreciated) and toilets. Allport Beach barbecue area is for day use only.
Lillies Beach – Overnight camping Only
This camp site is right on the beach which is great for swimming and snorkelling. There’s a toilet and fire BBQ.
Trousers Point Beach – Short term camping available (maximum of 3 weeks) Park Entry Fees Apply
Trousers Point camping ground has it’s own little beach which is great for swimming. There is a toilet block and fire BBQ, a free gas BBQ (donation appreciated) is about 25m walk away from the camping area. As this is a National Park you will need to purchase a Parks Pass before your visit. Service Tasmania or either of the car rental companies sell passes.
Yellow Beach, Lady Barron – Overnight camping Only
There are camping, BBQ facilities and toilets at Yellow Beach. Showering and washing facilities are also available at Furneaux Tavern.
At the Patriarch Wildlife Sanctuary is a BBQ (wood) area and camping area. You will need to be self-sufficient.