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Mayfield Bay Coastal Reserve is a very popular campsite on the beautiful East Coast of Tasmania close to Swansea, being a conservation area and only 15-minutes drive from Swansea. Mayfield Bay is free to camp and will take you app. 90 minutes if driving from Hobart. Camping is free, however, donations are welcome and are used by the Tasmania Parks & Wildlife Service to maintain this fantastic coastal campground. In addition to great camping, Mayfield Bay’s sandy beaches and coastal area offer excellent fishing, swimming, surfing and diving plus spectacular views across Great Oyster Bay to the Freycinet Peninsula. The reserve has shade and toilet facilities but you will need to bring your own drinking water – all sites are non-powered and are suitable for tents, campervans, caravans, motorhomes and camper-trailers. Mayfield Bay Coastal Reserve free camping is a popular option to break the journey along the east coast when driving north to St. Helens, Scamander and Bicheno or south to Triabunna, Little Swanport, Orford, Sorell, Eaglehawk Neck, Port Arthur or Hobart. A little further north from the Mayfield Bay free camping area Swansea you will find a convict built Spiky Bridge, being a popular tourist attraction in this part of Tassie. This unusual bridge was built in the 1840s by a convict road gang, using local fieldstone placed vertically along the parapet, giving the bridge a spiky appearance. It is believed the spikes were designed to prevent cattle falling over the sides.  Interpretation signs provide information about the nearby Rocky Hills Probation Outstation convict ruins. At Mayfield Bay there is also a boat ramp if you are into fishing. Dogs OK, but must be on a lead at all times.


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