Free camping Arve River, Geeveston Southern Tasmania Arve Valley. Access the Arve River camping and picnic area by travelling on the C631 for 15 kilometres west of the small Southern Tasmanian town of Geeveston. The Arve River Campground is most suited to tent based camping, however, there is limited room for small caravans, campervans and camper trailers – it isn’t suited to big rigs. There is water available from an onsite tank, however it recommended that you boil water before drinking. Generally, there are small amounts of firewood available at the campsite – please observe local fire bans, there was a devastating fire in this region in 2018. There are a number of popular attractions located near the Arve River campground, including the Hartz Mountains, being twin mountains located in this area and popular with bushwalkers. The Arve River camping area is located some 55 kilometres south-west of Hobart and is part of the Hartz Mountains National Park. The Hartz Mountains area experiences south-west weather conditions, meaning weather can be treacherous and changeable at short notice – be prepared for all weather conditions when camping in this area as in all seasons there can be snow, high rainfall, extremes of temperature, strong winds and sudden weather changes. The Arve River campsite is an attractive small camping spot, that provides an excellent base for exploring the Arve River and surrounding forests. The Arve River is easily accessed by a set of stairs to make it easy to reach the river instead of climbing down the bank. Fishing for brook and brown trout is possible at this campground (check licence conditions). Geeveston is a timber and apple growing area of southeastern Tasmania, located 60 kilometres south-west of Hobart on the A6 Highway. Geeveston offers great coffee and local arts and crafts and is the gateway to the Arve River forests and Hartz Mountains National Park.