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The Macquarie Heads campground offers beach camping accommodation and is located app. 15 km, or 30 minutes drive, south-west from the small West Coast tourist and fishing township of Strahan. The camping area is spectacularly located at the Northern end of Macquarie Harbour in Strahan and right next to the beach at Macquarie Heads, where fishing is a popular activity with locals and visitors. Access to the Macquarie Heads campsite is by travelling along a gravel road. The site is suitable for tent camping, campervans, camper-trailers, caravans and motorhomes with all sites being unpowered. Camping fees apply and are payable to the caretaker who lives onsite. Macquarie Heads Camping Ground has grassed sites next to the Macquarie Harbour. At this location, you will find a boat ramp, public toilet and dump point. Campers need to carry their own fresh drinking water and firewood. Strahan is a two hour and 30 minutes (180 kilometres) drive South-West of Burnie. Other camping options in this area are Queenstown, Rosebery, Zeehan, Lake Burbury & Trial Harbour. If you are into fishing, pack your rod and fishing gear if heading off to camp at Macquarie Heads, as there is great fishing available immediately adjacent to the campground.


Q Information for visitors

This is, without doubt, one of the most popular campsites in Tassie and for good reason. The Facilities are in fact very basic - this is truly bush camping - however, the location is spectacular and very popular with families, backpackers, grey nomads and independent travellers.

Q Booking Macquarie Heads Campground

It is not possible to make a booking for Macquarie Heads Campground. Please note this campground swells to overflowing over the Summer holidays, so we recommend you call in advance to make sure there will be room for you and you family.

Q What can I do at Macquarie Heads?

Take a long walk on magnificent Ocean Beach, go fishing in the estuary (literally, only a few metres from the campground or even take your 4WD for a drive on Ocean Beach (licensed vehicles only, the area is patrolled by Tasmanian Police - any hooning will be reported and persons apprehended.

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1 Review for Macquarie Heads Campground


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Great camping location

4/ 5

Macquarie Heads is brilliant, especially if you like fishing, 4WDing or simply walking on the beach. It’s cheap, the facilities are very basic but that’s how we like it. There’s also a good amount of room, even when it’s busy which is has been over the Xmas / New Year period. Enjoy!

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