There are many places to stay on a visit to the capital of Tasmania. Treasure Island Cabin and Campervan Park is one option that offers tent, campervan, and cabin accommodations just outside of Hobart. This holiday park is located 12 kilometers north of Hobart’s central business district, along the banks of the River Derwent. The park is laid out on a peninsula on the shore of this wide river, so that its sites are close to the water. While the caravan park might be a drive from the city center, it is next door to one of Hobart’s biggest (and weirdest) draws, the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA).
The Treasure Island Cabin and Caravan Park offers non-powered tent sites, powered campervan sites, cabins, and on-site vans. Tent sites are $27 for two people and powered sites are $32 for two people (all prices in Australian dollars as of August, 2014). The prices fluctuate seasonally, so check the Treasure Island Cabin and Caravan Parks pricing page or call the Hobart office at (03) 6249 2379 for current prices.
The reception office is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. (if you are going to arrive a little late, just call ahead).
The holiday park has multiple amenities blocks with bathrooms, showers (complimentary to guests), and laundry. You should find clean bathrooms with satisfyingly strong water pressure in the showers. The kitchens have all the basic amenities, as well as indoor and outdoor dining areas and barbecue grills. For those traveling in RVs, the holiday park also has a dump station and a car wash area. Pets are not allowed, but there are plenty of ducks on the property.
Treasure Island Cabin and Caravan Park is a convenient base for exploring Hobart and the surroundings, and the holiday park boasts nice scenery of its own. To the east, you can look across a wide section of the River Derwent. Mount Faulkner rises to the west and Mount Wellington stands tall to the southwest. It’s not a bad place to set up camp while spending time in Hobart!
There is also a Treasure Island Cabin and Caravan Park in Launceston.
Directions: From Hobart, take Highway One north to the exit for Main Road (following directions for MONA). Turn right at the bottom of the offramp and drive 1.2 kilometers to Alcorso Road, which will be on the right. Take Alcorso Road to the holiday park at the end of the road.
Address: 1 Alcorso Drive, Berriedale, TAS 7011, Australia
Coordinates: -42.809361, 147.257328 (42° 48′ 33.69″S 147° 15′ 26.38″E)
Use the map below to view the view the holiday park and get directions:
|Pinnacles Boardwalk & Summit Trig|
The 0.3-kilometer round trip walk on Pinnacles Boardwalk can easily be extended to a 0.75-kilometer walk on the top of Mount Wellington, checking out another short boardwalk and the trig station at the summit.
|Octopus Tree and Circle Track|
This 1.1-kilometer loop in Hobart’s Wellington Park reaches a unique eucalyptus tree with tentacles for roots that wrap around a boulder.
|Tasmans Arch & Devils Kitchen|
This 0.9-mile walk visits two impressive features on the coast of the Tasman Peninsula, a natural bridge and a chasm carved by the sea.
|Blowhole & Fossil Bay Lookout|
This short walk in Tasman National Park reaches a coastal vista point and a wave-carved tunnel through a rocky point that has the potential to spray up like a whale spout.
|Coal Mines Historic Site|
This 0.8-kilometer loop through the Convict Precinct explores the ruins of an old prison and coal mine that relied on convict laborers.
This 12 to 14-kilometer hike explores the pristine coastline at the southwest end of the Tasman Peninsula, reaching a cape with daunting 200-meter tall cliffs dropping to swirling seas.
|Russell Falls & Horseshoe Falls|
This hike in Mount Field National Park visits one of Tasmania’s most famous and beautiful waterfalls and can be extended from 1.8 to 2.65 kilometers by venturing to the top of Russell Falls and nearby Horseshoe Falls.
This 3.4-kilometer loop combines Zig-Zag Track, Cataract Walk, and Bridge Walk to explore Cataract Gorge Reserve, an impressive natural area just outside the center of Launceston.
This 2.2-kilometer walk passes the Upper Cascades on the Liffey River to reach the base of lovely Liffey Falls, one of Tasmania’s finest waterfalls.
|Saint Columba Falls|
This 1.2-kilometer round trip hike descends into a rainforest to the base of a powerful 90-meter tall waterfall.
|Apsley Waterhole & Lookout Track|
This 1.4-kilometer loop travels through a eucalyptus forest to a popular swimming hole on the Apsley River in Douglas-Apsley National Park.
This hike explores a long, pristine beach on the east coast of Tasmania north of the Freycinet Peninsula.
This 0.6-kilometer circuit provides big views along the east coast of Freycinet Peninsula, circling 100-meter tall bluffs to reach the Cape Tourville Lighthouse.
|Wineglass Bay and Hazards Beach Circuit|
This approximately 12-kilometer loop takes a rewarding route through Freycinet National Park, visiting pristine light sand beaches at Hazards Beach and the renowned Wineglass Bay.
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|Richardsons Beach Campground|
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|Friendly Beaches Campground|
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|Stumpys Bay Campground|
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