Stumpys Bay – campsite no. 2
Smaller than campsite no. 1, this is the best site for tents and it has safer swimming. Access is off Forester Kangaroo Dr, 400 m past the access track to campsite no. 1. Tent sites are scattered among trees in an open forest and there is plenty of shade to relax in after a day’s beachcombing. This camping area is gas/fuel stove-only as fires are prohibited.
Who to contact: PWS Mt William (03) 6357 1043; or PWS St Helens Field Centre (03) 6376 1550 Camping fees: fees payable at deposit boxes in each campground Permits: Parks Pass is required to enter national parks (03) 6233 2621 www.parks.tas.gov.au
This campsite is located in Mount William National Park
Abutting the northern edge of Bay of Fires Conservation Area, this remote coastal park of pure white beaches, deserted granite headlands and sheltered lagoons is also home to an incredible abundance of animal life. A slow drive around the park at dusk will have you convinced that Tasmania’s wallaby population is thriving, and by day the birdlife is delightful. The 1889 Eddystone Lighthouse, situated on a lichen-encrusted granite point in the southern part of the park, is a dramatic sight. In 2012, this headland was returned to the Tasmanian Aboriginal community and it is now known as larapuna. Access to the park is unsealed and tracks into the camping areas are unsuitable for large caravans and motorhomes due to overhanging branches. Bring drinking water and firewood, but gas/fuel stoves are preferred.
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