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Cloudy Corner Camping at Cloudy Bay

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by BT (subscribe)
Adventurer, Educator, Producer who has lived in both hemispheres. Leap and the net will appear.
Published December 14th 2014

'Wow' only begins to express the tip of how I felt embracing the views at Cloudy Corner. The vibes here are so thick you could interlock into a warm hug.

If you're after a camping experience that highlights the best of Australia's isolation with the sea cliffs a gentle reminder Australia's days gone by as part of Gondwanaland, then this spot in Bruny Island has to make your list of must-dos.

It is possible to spend a holiday in Tasmania without contributing to the steel-citied skies and vestiges of capitalism. Camping spots are all over, many are free or based on an honour system. Cloudy Bay on Bruny Island is the top secret camping spot locals will point you to, after you've made friends with them.

And of course, the car ferry to get you onto Bruny Island in the first place is quite an experience in itself.

Bruny Island, National Park, Ferry, Tasmania
No bookings required

From the terminal, take the drive to South Bruny National Park where you will cruise through the 'Neck'. Remember to stop by for an excellent photo pop rub shoulders with penguins. P.s. there is a free camping spot here.

There are two camp sites at Cloudy Bay. The Pines on Cloudy Bay Road is free but not spectacular. The second, the subject of this review is Cloudy Bay's 'Cloudy Corner' campground.

To get to the camp site, you have to time your approach as you have to drive on a 2-3km stretch of beach at low tide to access this site at the far end of Cloudy bay. You know you're in the vicinity when the lagoon sits on your right and the beach to the left. Turn left onto the beach. The signs to the camp site may not be obvious, and indeed the little 15deg slope that leads to the camp site requires the driver to concentrate.

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Panorama of the neck of Bruny Island

There is a 40km/h speed limit on the beach.Remember - stay below the high-tide mark...

Gas/fuel stoves are recommended, and no water or firewood is supplied. When we were there, there was plenty of chopped firewood left over by other campers, but don't bet on it. Preparedness is next to godliness. There is a pit toilet here and probably 20 individual sites spread out over a large, sheltered area.

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It's all in the timing, friends... avoid getting bogged

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Where: Cloudy Bay's 'Cloudy Corner' campground
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hello, thanks for showing this. The camping ground.....are we camping on the beach?
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