Campsite Base Camp Tasmania
Base Camp Tasmania, 959 Glenfern Road, 7140 New Norfolk, Australia – Excellent location - show map
Excellent location — rated 9.1/10! (score from 43 reviews)
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Set in Glenfern, this architect-designed rural retreat is located in a quiet, secluded and peaceful bush valley, southwest of New Norfolk high above the Derwent River. Base Camp Tasmania is the ideal getaway for travellers, bushwalkers and anyone seeking a sublimely peaceful place to relax and unwind. A Protected Area on Private Land (subject to a Conservation Covenant), Base Camp Tasmania abounds in native Tasmanian wildlife (we are registered Wildlife Carers) including Pademelons, Bennetts Wallabies, Echidnas, Wombats, Spotted Quolls, and Brushtail Possums.
Graham's association with Tasmania began during the 1950s as a young teenager when he hitchhiked around the island camping and using YHA Hostels. His love for Tasmania's national parks was further influenced by Sir Edmund Hillary with whom he was fortunate to spend a week at a mountaineering camp in 1960, snowed-in during a blizzard at Mt Field National Park. In the late 1990s he resumed his acquaintance with Tasmania after walking many of Victoria's iconic walks (Victorian Alps, Grampians and Wilson's Promontory). Although he has walked all routes offered by TWE his experience also extends to other Tasmanian and overseas destinations such as the fabled Routeburn Track in New Zealand and the arduous Kokoda Trail in New Guinea. He has trekked in Patagonia on the Paine Circuit and around el Chaltén (Monte Fitzroy), in East Africa on Mt Kenya, the Crater Highlands and Mt Kilimanjaro. He has since revisited New Zealand where he trekked around Mt Ruapehu in the Tongariro National Park, and more recently in Iceland on a variety of tracks in their wilderness regions including the Laugavegur Trail. His most recent adventures have been in Kamchatka (Far Eastern Siberia) .
Discover the variety of unique Tasmanian animals, birdlife and flora on this 41 hectare property, or take an easy drive to some of Tasmania’s most renowned World Heritage wilderness areas and National Parks a short distance away. Try your hand at trout fishing in the Plenty and Derwent rivers; visit the nearby Salmon Ponds; marvel at the forest giants in the Styx Valley; journey into the past and explore the Port Arthur convict prison on the Tasman Peninsula; sample some of the excellent wines amongst the vineyards and wineries of Coal River Valley; or join us for a guided bushwalking tour with Tasmanian Wilderness Experiences.
Languages spoken: English
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Property surroundings– Excellent location - show map
Closest landmarks *
The Organ Pipes13.6 miles
Museum of Old and New Art - MONA14.1 miles
Northgate Shopping Centre14.6 miles
Derwent Entertainment Centre15.1 miles
Royal Hobart Showgrounds15.2 miles
Cascade Brewery16 miles
Cascades Female Factory16.4 miles
North Hobart Oval16.9 miles
Tabor College17.4 miles
Hobart LINC17.5 miles
Restaurants and markets *
Woolworths Supermarket8.1 miles
Natural beauty *
Derwent River River6.2 miles
Salmon Ponds Mountain9.3 miles
Mt Field National Park Mountain21.7 miles
Closest airports *
Hobart International Airport26.3 miles
Most popular landmarks *
Kingborough Sports Centre17.6 miles
Government House17.7 miles
Theatre Royal17.8 miles
Maritime Museum of Tasmania17.8 miles
Parliament Square17.8 miles
University of Tasmania17.9 miles
Federation Concert Hall17.9 miles
Hobart Cruise Terminal18 miles
Blundstone Arena19.9 miles
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4 reasons to choose Base Camp Tasmania
Why book with us
Prices you can't beat!
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The staff speak English
Booking is safe
- Picnic area
- Outdoor furniture
- Sun terrace
- BBQ facilities
- Shared kitchen
Pets are not allowed.
- Walking tours Additional charge
- Hiking Additional charge
- Canoeing Additional charge
- Fishing Additional charge
Free! WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Free! Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
- Accessible parking
- Secured parking
- Private check-in/check-out
- Luggage storage
- Express check-in/check-out
- 24-hour front desk
Entertainment and family services
- Board games/puzzles
- Shuttle service
- Shared lounge/TV area
- Airport shuttle (additional charge)
- Shuttle service (additional charge)
- Non-smoking throughout
- Packed lunches
- Family rooms
- Non-smoking rooms
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14:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 10:00
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.
Children and beds
Children of any age are welcome.
Children aged 16 years and above are considered adults at this property.
To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.
|0 - 1 year||
Can use a cot upon request
Can use an extra bed upon request
|AUD 20 per child, per night|
Can use an extra bed upon request
|AUD 20 per person, per night|
The maximum number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the room you choose. Please check your selected room for the maximum capacity.
All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.
Base Camp Tasmania accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.
Smoking is not allowed.
Pets are not allowed.
The fine print
Please inform Base Camp Tasmania in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.