Launceston is the second biggest city in Tasmania and this significant city is located near the center of the island, making it an easy place to visit on a trip through Tasmania. While there, hikers can enjoy Cataract Gorge, an impressive river-carved trench on the city’s doorstep. BIG4 Holiday Park (formerly Treasure Island Cabin and Caravan Park) is located about as close to the city center (about 2 kilometers away), and is a convenient place to stay when traveling through Launceston.
The BIG4 Launceston Holiday Park offers non-powered tent sites, powered campervan sites, cabins, and villas. The prices fluctuate seasonally, so check the official website or call 1300 730 051 for current rates and to make reservations.
There are amenities blocks with bathrooms, showers (complimentary to guests), and laundry. The holiday park has a kitchen with all the basic amenities, along with a dining area and barbecue grills. Other amenities include a dump station and a car wash area. Pets are not allowed.
Note: these photos were taken back when BIG4 Launceston Holiday Park was still Treasure Island Cabin and Caravan Park, so the grounds have likely improved.
While the immediate area around the holiday park is not the most walk-able, everything in the city is just a short drive away. The holiday park is built on seven acres of former parkland and there are nice trees throughout. Despite the urban setting, the area gets relatively quiet at night. If you are tent camping or in a small caravan that doesn’t need power, you’re in luck. The tent sites are laid out on a hillside above the rest of the holiday park and offer nice views over Launceston in the valley below. The powered sites for caravans and RVs are below the tent sites and the cabins are even lower down the hill near the entrance to the holiday park.
Directions: From the Launceston CBD, take Highway One south and exit onto Wellington Street, following signs for South Launceston. Make the first right onto Howick Street. Cross the highway and turn left onto Glen Dhu Street. The holiday park is at the end of the road. Coming from the south, take Highway One to the Pipeworks Road exit. Make a left at the bottom of the ramp and another immediate left onto Glen Dhu Street to reach the holiday park.
Address: 94 Glen Dhu Street, Launceston, TAS 7250, Australia
Coordinates: -41.457466, 147.142166 (41° 27′ 26.87″S 147° 08′ 31.79″E)
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