Camping & Caravaning

Devonport welcomes visitors and campers to enjoy the scenery and delights of Devonport City and surrounding areas of the North West Coast.There are numerous well appointed camping facilities that will welcome tourists and campers to the region.

There is however a by-law that is designed to protect the City’s reserves, parks and gardens from damage and environmental harm.  The by-law defines “camping and includes tents, camper trailers, portable shelters, caravans, campervans, RVs, mobile homes or similar vehicles”. It also includes sleeping in the open or in a vehicle.

No form of “camping” is permitted in any of Devonport’s reserves, parks and gardens (including car parks) between the hours of 10pm and 6am.  Infringements of 5 penalty units maybe imposed for a breach of the by-law.  Council does allow permits for limited camping for “fully self-contained” motor homes at Girdlestone Park, East Devonport and Horsehead Creek, Quoiba.

UPDATE: Girdlestone Parkis closed (until further notice) for camping due to the facility
being used for a COVID testing clinic.

Horsehead Creek is currently closed for camping as the area is not suitable to be used during the winter months.

Permits can be obtained from the EasyPark app.


How to use the EasyPark app:
1. Download the EasyPark mobile app
 Register your details and payment method
 Enter your parking area code (bay number)
 Pay the $10 nightly camping fee


Alternatively Permits can be obtained through the Devonport Visitor Information Centre on Rooke Street. The Visitor Information Centre is open on weekdays between 9am – 5pm, Saturdays 9am – 2pm.

For late arrivals Permits can be obtained by using the EasyPark app or alternatively arranged by phone. Phone (03) 6420 2900.

In addition and subject to availability, camp sites may be available and booked at:

Mersey Bluff Caravan Park
Mersey Bluff,

Phone: (03) 6424 8655

Abel Tasman Caravan Park
6 Wright Street,
East Devonport

Phone: (03) 6427 8794

Discovery Holiday Park
13-19 Tarleton Street,
East Devonport

Phone: (03) 6427 8418

Bay View Holiday Village
2 North Caroline Street
East Devonport

Phone: (03) 6427 0499

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