Camping and caravanning

Scenery and delights

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 five 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 Park is closed (until further notice) for camping and its RV Dump Point due to the facility being used for a COVID testing clinic. 

Horsehead Creek, Quoiba – the grassed section of the RV/caravan area at Horsehead Creek Riverside Park will be closed from Tuesday 14 June until further notice. This annual closure occurs each winter, however the sealed section is still open to RV/caravan users. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and will keep the community updated when the grassed section of the park is reopened

 

Permits can be obtained from the EasyPark app.

 

How to use the EasyPark app:
1. Download the EasyPark mobile app
2.
 Register your details and payment method
3.
 Enter your parking area code (bay number)
4.
 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 and 5pm, Saturdays 9am and 2pm.

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

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

Mersey Bluff Caravan Park
Mersey Bluff,
Devonport

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

Tourism Guides