Cockle Creek Campground - TAS

  Camp Free


DEG: -43.578335 146.886673
DMS: 43º 34' 42.01" S 146º 53' 12.02" E
UTM: 55 G 5174953mN 490850mE
Altitude: 9.29m


Address & Contact

802 Cockle Creek Rd
Recherche TAS 7109
Phone: +613 6264 8460
Email: Enquiry form on web site


If you want to travel further south than Cockle Creek then you have to walk. But that is made easier because it is the starting point of some challenging walking tracks and some easy local tracks as well.

Facilities at Cockle Creek camping area its self are limited to long drop toilets scattered among the camp sites. No bins. Access to tank water (not treated) is permitted. Dogs, generators and campfires are permitted in the Recherche Bay Nature Recreation Area but not in the National Park area to the south across the bridge.

A little further along, over the bridge on Cockle Creek, are facilities associated with Boulton Green camping area which include toilets and picnic facilities, with a shelter containing information about the area and its history. In the tourist season, a ranger is on site to keep track of campers and walkers. The office is located on the right immediately after you cross the Cockle Creek Bridge.

About the last 20 kilometres of the road is gravel but seemed to be well maintained. There are no fees of bookings at Cockle Creek campground but the National Park area over the creek requires a National Parks pass. There are no camping fees there either.

The area is a great place for a quiet day or so. The well known whale lookout and sculpture are a bit further on, accessible by a potholed road that is suitable for 2WD vehicles if dry and appropriate care is taken.

The area is located in Recherche Bay Nature Recreation Area.
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Closest Weather Station

Cape Bruny AWS at 05/06:00am EDT
Distance from Cockle Creek Campground 23.03km NE
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Cape Bruny (Cape Bruny)
Distance from Cockle Creek Campground 23.03km NE
Mean Max. °C19.719.818.416.414.312.412.012.914.315.216.918.3
Mean Min. °C12.112.411.
Mean Rain mm44.760.355.854.962.274.872.390.272.166.655.658.1

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