New River Lagoon camping area (walk-in camping)

Day use fee Fire prohibited Free No dogs/pets No rubbish disposal Non-vehicle camping Toilets Hiking trails Lookout Swimming

There is camping at the Prion Beach boat crossing of New River Lagoon, but no reliable drinking water. New River Lagoon is 9 km of muddy track from Deadmans Bay (allow 4 hr) or 9 km (4 hr) from Surprise Bay. A side-trip to the spectacular Precipitous Bluff is a 22 km (2–3 day return) trek from here. Bring water and a gas/fuel stove.


Who to contact: PWS Huonville (03) 6264 8460

This campsite is located in South Coast Track (Melaleuca)

There are 6 camping areas on the 85 km, 5–10 day trek around Tasmania’s wild southern coastline, from Cockle Creek to Melaleuca at Bathurst Harbour. Walkers must be experienced, well-equipped and able to sit out weather delays. Gas/fuel stoves are required. Note: walkers should register at Cockle Creek or Melaleuca.

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