At remote Arthur River, this large campground is the nicest of the 3 in the area and has sheltered spots for large rigs. Keeping out of the wind is a priority here, but if you want to feel the true force of west-coast weather head to ‘The Edge of the World’ at Gardiner Point. Gather firewood from the beach for your campfire, but make sure you light it in a fire pot and not on the ground. The water should be boiled or treated before drinking. From Marrawah, Arthur River is 14 km south on the unsealed Arthur River Rd (C214); the campsite is just before the ranger station on the right.
Who to contact: PWS Arthur River (03) 6457 1225 How to book: Arthur River Cabin Park, 1239 Arthur River Rd (03) 6457 1212 www.arthurrivercabinpark.com Camping fees: fees payable at ranger station Permits: an Arthur–Pieman Off-Road permit is required to drive south of Temma Road conditions: recreational vehicle access to the area is under review and may change; check closures and track conditions before travel www.parks.tas.gov.au
This campsite is located in Arthur–Pieman Conservation Area
Between the Tarkine rainforest wilderness and the wild Southern Ocean, this remote strip of heathland, dunes and forest lies directly in the path of relentless ocean storms. Once the home of the Tarkiner people, it has an incredibly rich concentration of archaeological sites dating back some 30 000 years. Apart from the Western Explorer route, access is only possible via 4WD tracks, so it remains mostly uninhabited, with only a handful of fishing shacks along its windswept coast. The area’s tracks and beaches are perfect for horseriding and there are holding yards at Arthur River and Rebecca Creek.
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