Huon Valley News

RV sites update

The Council-owned RV sites in Franklin, Port Huon and Geeveston will remain closed until each site has the right planning approvals in place for them to operate for these purposes.

Before COVID-19, Council had started a process to formalise these three sites, following a complaint upheld by the Tasmanian Economic Regulator.

The Council is committed to ensuring that these sites operate in accordance with national competitive neutrality principles and in harmony with local commercial operators.

Council continues to work with local groups and organisations to assist them with the planning approvals process and reopening at the earliest opportunity.

No timeframes for their reopening are available at this stage, however we will provide an update as soon as we can.

Commercial caravan/camp sites

There are a number of private caravan/camp sites located around the Huon Valley, including:

  • Huon Valley Caravan Park, Huonville
  • Dover Beachside Tourist Park
  • Southport Caravan Park
  • Geeveston RSL Camp
  • Rivers Edge Camping, Lonnavale
  • Cygnet Caravan Park

We recommend contacting local caravan park operators directly to find out their reopening details. Visit for contact details.

Free public camp sites

Most Tasmania Parks & Wildlife Service facilities have reopened, meaning you can once again make use of the free camping sites located around southern Tasmania’s National Parks.

Places you can currently camp include:

  • Cockle Creek
  • Arve River campground
  • Southport Lagoon campground
  • Esperance River in Hastings Forest

Please remember to continue practicing physical distancing and Public Health guidelines on your travels.

Image by Tourism Tasmania and Rob Burnett