Melaleuca camping area (walk-in camping)

Day use fee Drinking water Fire prohibited Free Information No dogs/pets No rubbish disposal Non-vehicle camping Picnic shelter Toilets Hiking trails

Deep in Tasmania’s south-west, at Bathurst Harbour, this campsite is at the end of the South Coast and Port Davey walking track. Trekkers can arrange to fly in from Hobart to start their walks here, or be picked up after completing them. Some hardy souls use the relatively comfortable hut accommodation at Melaleuca as a layover before heading off on the second leg of these 2 tracks, to traverse the entire Southwest National Park. The nearby Denny King Memorial Hide is your best chance of spotting an orange-bellied parrot, Tasmania’s most endangered bird.

Information

Who to contact: PWS Huonville (03) 6264 8460


This campsite is located in Port Davey Track (Start)

Passing through the heart of Tasmania’s awe-inspiring south-west, this 70 km, 5-day trek from Scotts Peak to Melaleuca is only for the fittest, most experienced hikers. The track is rough, steep and muddy; it rains on average every second day in summer, and icy storms are common in all seasons. Walkers must be equipped for weather delays and able to wait for suitable tides at river crossings. Gas/fuel stoves must be carried. Note: walker registration is at Huon Campground and Melaleuca.


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