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Mr Grant E Rau
Mr Grant E Rau
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We really enjoyed our stay. Sites had great scenery and a peaceful aspect. Toilets were very clean and power was fine. Beautiful setting, close to CM.

Tyson
Tyson
Billy goats country outfitters

Great spot to camp Scott the owner was a top bloke couldn’t help you enough. The size of the trout was impressive. Will be back to stay again

Gai
Gai

Stayed one night on a powered site , Scott was lovely, had fun feeding the trout . The porta loos were very clean . Lots of bbqs to use . Really enjoyed our stay .

Outsmarted
Outsmarted

Stayed one night on a powered site in campervan would have stayed longer if time permitted, even though it rained I had a ball trying to tempt the resident trout to take a fly to no avail even with Scott's help and advice I was no match for the wary residents... (as a novice's second time fly fishing) It is a beautiful spot

DavoI
DavoI

Great place to stay, powered site options available. Make sure you carry water in for your stay. Only 15 minutes to Cradle Mountain Visitors Centre. Very good option, all weather access for MH or Caravans.

TreeHunt
TreeHunt

Great place to stay to visit Cradle Mountain. I stayed 3 nights unpowered. Where I parked was on blue metal which was great as no mud when it rained. Very pretty with dam. Nice walks, lots of birdlife. I'd definitely stay again.

Curlandjules
Curlandjules

Only dog friendly camp close to Cradle Mountain. Powered sites overlooking trout filled lake. Port-a loos for those that require it. Scott very accommodating and doing a great job in making his dream a reality. Can recommend

paul56
paul56

What a fantastic place to stay. Beautiful outlook from your site, close to Cradle Mountain. Great hosts.

megtrex1
megtrex1

Definitely cheapest camping spot nearest to cradle mountain. Amenities clean, can get a $1 shower in Sheffield if need be. Lovely walk around the dam and saw many fish and a platypus! Wood $15 for a wheel barrow load. Great spot!

Jacqui Patterson
Jacqui Patterson
Traveling from New Zealand

Outstanding would have loved to stay longer

ParoleGranted
ParoleGranted

We stayed here fully self contained and off grid (unpowered) but there are powered sites. Book ahead if you want power. Clean portaloos and dump point and wood availability pay per barrow load- and you can pay to catch and release fish. It rained but we were more than fine in a van. Great views, walk and easy access to cradle mountain- less than 15 mins! Awesome camp spot! $15 per person per night - probs cheaper than most in this area with loos.

chiversmetimbers
chiversmetimbers

Stayed 2 nights with power 2 adults in caravan Wonderful experience, clean porta Loos excellent, beautiful and quiet, walk around the lake. 12 minutes drive to Cradle Mountain Tourist Information Centre. $40 2 adults with power in caravan.

Soph576
Soph576

Great relaxing campsite only a short drive to Cradle Mountain (& much more affordable)

Wilma Wanderer
Wilma Wanderer

The location is excellent..the camping area is a 'work in progress'. Not good when it rains. There is a definite need for an undercover area and some taps closer to campers..stayed there two nights..not good when it rained!!

Wandering Wolffs
Wandering Wolffs

Nice quiet spot overlooking the lake. 15-20 mins drive to Cradle Mountain.

olivbird
olivbird

one of the best camp sites I've stayed in tassie with very friendly staff very good trout fishing in the dam cought myself a 3kg rainbow trout really beautiful spot couldn't have been happier

Rinwg
Rinwg

Great place to stay close to Cradle Mountain national park.

ThierryRoxanne
ThierryRoxanne

We enjoyed 10 days next to the lake with power. Scott is very helpful, super clean porta loos, fishing & views. An easy 20 minute drive to the Cradle Mountain visitor centre. The best of both worlds. Highly recommend.

Joaquin Gancedo
Joaquin Gancedo

Agree with the reviews. I came to stay just one night but the spot is so amazing that I'm going to stay another. Just by the lake, incredible view, barbecue, firewood, and kayaks to use for free. Power if you want. No shower

Highstick
Highstick

Agree with the reviews below. Spent five nights as a base for cradle mountain which is only about 15mins away. Everything we needed and nice to come back each day to our site overlooking the dam. Friendly host.

TNBT
TNBT

Just spent 4 nights here while exploring Cradle Mountain. A really lovely place, very peaceful. 2 portaloo's which does the job. A couple of BBQ's around, rubbish bins, seats, sink, dump point. You can top your van tanks up but it is untreated water. Wi-Fi good. Welcoming and accommodating owner. Thankyou for allowing dogs to stay. Would stay here again.

Smiths1111
Smiths1111

Scott was great, very accommodating. Great dam to walk around. Cute little ecosystem. Flowers in the toilets was a nice touch and clean too. Thanks for having us.

NatashaBu
NatashaBu

Stayed in a tent for 1 night. Right next to the water. Very close to other campers as there weren't allocated sites but that's not something that bothers me. Scattered picnic tables and BBQ's. No fire pit around where I was. Two clean smelling toilets and wash sink up the hill. Kayaks and life jackets available free to use and nice walk around the lake.

cafam6
cafam6

Agree with previous reviews - a little overpriced at the moment but would rather support here than overpriced bigger parks. A work in progress but so much potential. Beautiful views. Fire pits. Walk around the lake was beautiful. Kids could go kayaking for no extra charge. Scott was very accommodating. Would definitely come back.

ashsheldrick
ashsheldrick

Ripper camp site and as mentioned previously, the host Scott was excellent. Handy location close to Cradle Mtn with a calm community feel. Plenty to do for our 2 kids aged 4 and 7. Would happily return.

Lyn.
Lyn.

Beautiful place to stop , I even got to see a few of the friendly platypus it was great 😊

Tezza1
Tezza1

Lovely setting and close to Cradle Mountain walks. 15mins. Scott was friendly, accommodating and well setup. Struggled for Telstra reception but Scott said he was installing a repeater in the next few days. Lots of trout in the beautiful dams but couldn't tempt one sadly. It was busy, but would definitely stay there again in preference to the over priced Discovery park at Cradle.

ZN422
ZN422

Great place… will be fantastic when it's finished. Only 20 mins to visitors centre. Would stay again

Travellingaround
Travellingaround

Great place to stay very clean and tidy, Porta loo x2 very clean,close to cradle mountain,fishing in dam available,enjoyed our 3 night stay highly recommend

Mark Hester
Mark Hester

Amazing campsite and great host. Firewoood and fire pits available. We rocked up without a booking during peak season and got a spot ok.

RowlandsTribe
RowlandsTribe

We loved this campground, we were on a powered lakeside site. Beautiful outlook across the lake with echidnas and platypus. Our boys loved riding their bikes around the lake. Portaloos were clean. Lovely host and only 20 minutes from cradle mt. Only issue was powered sites seem to been extension leads plugged into extension leads leading back to the house. We lost power multiple times over two days due to overload.

PauloFrenchGuy
PauloFrenchGuy

Basically just a free camp but you have to pay 15$ pp. Portable toilets and bore water.

Juanito.Juanito
Juanito.Juanito

The camping is just 20 min away to Cradle Mountain. It has a nice lake to walk around, two toilets, a zinc to wash some dishes and some other facilities. I think $15 for an unpowered spot is a bit expensive but is not a big deal, specially that the camping doesn't has showers or tap water (you have to boiled it for 3 min before to drink it). Any way, Scott was a really nice host and I definitely recommend it. I'll be back if I'm around

SuzanneBriggs
SuzanneBriggs

Scott greets you on arrival & organises a spot for you. Lovely pretty, quiet place to stay. Had an unpowered site along & above the lake. Little walk around the lake. 20-25 mins to Cradle Mtn visitor centre

2twigsontour
2twigsontour

Stayed here 3 nights ago while exploring Cradle Mountain National Park. Great place to base yourself. Lovely spot along the dam, loads of fish jumping, you need a licence. Lots of vans there and all fairly close at some points but this was great for chatting to neighbors and while site was very quiet. You can have a fire in the fire pits on site which was great.

Rexmundi
Rexmundi

Great camp,stayed a few nights,close to cradle mountain,we had a site overlooking the dam,will be back

Nattl3s
Nattl3s

10/10 would stay again. Stayed 3 nights. Fab place to stay. We had a spot up the back on the gravel with 1 neighbor. Nice and level. Very quiet at night. We were self contained. 2 port a loos, very very clean. Place to wash dishes and get water (i think you had to boil it for drinking). A couple of dams. Lovely grassy flat areas for people to set up tents. Grey water dump site. 15 minutes to cradle mountain. Pet friendly.

Phoebe.sch
Phoebe.sch

Great spot for to be based for Cradle Mountain and much more affordable than the alternatives. Lovely view of the lake which you can swim in or use the kayaks on offer. Super clean portaloos are available. Sites available for campervan and tents. Please be aware that there aren't really allocated sites, even if you book ahead. I booked via HipCamp, and would recommend ringing ahead to confirm. But Scott does a great job to make sure everyone gets a spot. Multiple spots with power and heaps of options for unpowered spots. Compared to the $90 a night other sites were wanting for mid January, I was happy here for $30 for powered site.

sam.kondraciuk89
sam.kondraciuk89

Stayed 2 nights in Jan. We had booked ahead but I'm not sure it really mattered! Owner just asked us if we had paid or not. Two portaloos in a convenient location and well looked after - first time I've seen an artificial plant to decorate a portaloo! Lots of space, good views of the lake which has two kayaks free for use and swimming if you are keen. Honesty box with soft drinks for $2. Water and dishwashing sink set up for use. We had read other reviews about power hook ups being available but it is only in one area of the campsite and you have to make sure you are in early to get a spot in that part. Really convenient location to Cradle Mountain. No phone service

Campbell Family
Campbell Family

Great spot to stay, we were up the top on grass which is great for tents and trailers. Caravan sites looked great. We were excited to buy a wheelbarrow of firewood and firelighters were much appreciated. Porta loos very clean. The owners are lovely and very helpful. Would definitely stay again.

Waz 11
Waz 11

Bugger that overpriced C'Van park at cradle Mtn, Scott goes out of his way to get you in there, have a fire, go for a fish or just chill out. This is a gem of a spot Thankyou Scott!!

Rob and Tash
Rob and Tash

Stayed Christmas 2022 for 2 nights. Beautiful spot! Cleanest port a loos anywhere! Owner really helpful and friendly. Wildlife and views fabulous.

Tony Ando
Tony Ando

Great spot to stay. Very handy to cradle mountain without out the ridiculous price wanted by the van park there. Much better location, views, dam, fishing. Such a good spot

Pastamaker08
Pastamaker08

Scott was busy but completely unflustered by all the vans coming and going. We stayed three nights with power and filled our water tank on arrival. Even though there were lots of campers, there is plenty of room and the two portaloos were cleaned daily. A bonus was that we asked Scott about emptying our black water before we left and he was able to help us. Such a lovely property. We walked up into the bush and around the little dam. A great spot. Thanks Scott.

Windyheart6
Windyheart6

Great place to stay if you are visiting Cradle Mountain. Make sure you visit Champagne and Bridal Veil Falls.

DebTim05W
DebTim05W

Great place to stay. Quite and plenty of space so campers are spread out.Toilets are clean and well maintained. Garbage bins also available. Stayed 2 nights.

Karl&Helgie
Karl&Helgie

Scott is a Superhost and prepared the place well. Best 2 porta toilets I have ever seen. The surrounding near bush and wildlife is great. $10 for a 15Amp extension lead from the house is shared between all campers. We had 4 users, which was enough to charge the batteries. Multiple appliances causes a significant voltage drop and may trip the CB. $40/day for a limited consumption may need to be reviewed. No TV Poor to (mostly no) Mobile Network Short 15 min Drive to the Cradle Mountain Information Centre. (Please watch the wombats crossing the road any given time) we saw three and one crossing in front of the car. Was doing 60km/h, she's ok.. We loved the place even with the limitations that we couldn't know reading the description.

Escargot
Escargot

If you want to visit Cradle Mountain and don't like to pay through the nose, this is your place! Basic facilities but adequate! Agree with previous postings!

"HAPPY DAY-Z TRAVELLER'S"
"HAPPY DAY-Z TRAVELLER'S"

Thanks Scott for a great few days stay a week ago, while checking out Cradle Mountain. Lovely & relaxing with great views over the dam.

Michael DeCelis
Michael DeCelis

Awesome place to stay, Scott was friendly and super helpful. Great location and our daughter loved feeding the fish!

Dan & Wendy
Dan & Wendy

I agree with all the previous posts, Scott couldn't do enough for you to make your stay enjoyable. He even turned on some snow for us in the morning ????

all4gsus
all4gsus

Scott was an awesome host. A convenient spot to stay for an early start at Cradle Mtn. Not a lot of privacy between spots, quite small space. But everyone was friendly. Got to feed the fish (awesome fun!) and go for a little stroll around the dam. Best portaloo you've ever laid eyes on. Not even kidding.

Fuzzybear!
Fuzzybear!

An excellent location and close to CM. Came for two nights and stayed four! Amenities are basic, adequate and reasonably priced. But as others have said it's only early days in this family's venture and their vision is good! Wouldn't hesitate to stay again or recommend the place to others!

athdebbon
athdebbon

A truly beautiful spot. Early days for this venture but an excellent alternative base for the Cradle Mountain area for just $15 per person per night. Highly recommended

Barnsy62
Barnsy62

What a beautiful tranquil place to stay. Scott is a great host, 15 mins to cradle mountain, highly recommend good solid area for parking...

Paul & Helena
Paul & Helena

Brill spot. Feed the (huge) fish, $2 Fish for the (huge) fish, free. Catch one, $10 and then put it back in. Fly or course rods provided. Peacocks, platypuses and all manner of wild birds. Fire pit provided and a generous wheelbarrow at $15 a load. 15 min to cradle mountain visitors center. Powered sites available. No phone reception for any network (I don't believe)

moozle
moozle

Great campsite, with options for power. Peaceful spot overlooking a dam. Watching the sun rise over the trees was beautiful. Owner was very helpful. Note the water available here should be boiled for 3 mins. Not potable. $15 per adult plus $10 for power. Barrows of firewood can be purchased for $15, with firepits for use.

MexicanStorm
MexicanStorm

Just lovely. Pretty walk around dam. Fish feeding 8.30am, peacocks too. Fire pits free, wood $15 per barrow. Clean toilet. Informative and helpful owners. Adults $15, kids under 12 $7.50. Only 12 mins from Cradle Mt. Visitor Centre.

Mrsjtnoe
Mrsjtnoe

A lovely setting with the dam and bush environment. Hosts were super friendly and invited our kids to feed the fish. Really appreciated the fire pit and power. Good proximity to Cradle Mountain NP. The kids particularly loved the peacocks.

E&J On Holidays
E&J On Holidays

Fantastic spot for camping and clean toilet and Scott and Linda were very helpful highly recommended to stay.

Lifeinthezone_zn259
Lifeinthezone_zn259

Great spot for a few nights while you visit cradle mountain. The Telstra service doesn't work down in the camping area but up at the top of drive it does. Scott was really lovely and took us down to feed the fish in the dam. The gravel/blue rock camping area is very nice in wet days as your not sloshing around in mud as we would have been if we'd stayed at the discovery park and this place is cheaper. We were the only one there for the four nights we stayed which was really lovely with outlook over the dam. Highly recommend.

Laurajanehahn
Laurajanehahn

Nice spot for the night. Scott has opened his property up to host campers and caravans ect. He has power and water and a clean portaloo toilet. He also has a fridge with camp food via an honesty box. Site over looks his damn that has hundreds of rainbow trout. They are his babies and let's you feed them in the morning. Platypus also live in the damn but we did not spot any as it may of been to cold for them as the night we stayed it was -3°C. Aparantly wombats are around too. We where lucky to see the damn freeze over in sections. It was $15 per person +$10 for power. So for the 2 of us it was $40 for the night

Lejari64
Lejari64

stayed overnight on our way to cradle mountain. Such a friendly host and so accomodating. Lovely view over the dam. Well worth a stop.

Yates140
Yates140

This was a lovely place to spend 2 nights and explore Cradle mountain! Scott was so lovely and welcoming, let us feed the fish on 2 occasions and helped me see my first platypus in his Damn! Would highly recommend!

wessa27
wessa27

Amazing camp! Caught a big trout & cooked on the open fire. Scott & family are simply wonderful hosts. So nice to get off grid & enjoy the beautiful nature here.

User 2809592
User 2809592

It's a good spot! I had been there just for 1 night!! Scott it's a good man! the campsite is new, expanding! beautiful view of the lake and excellent trout! if the lake is enlarged it would be the top! but if you want to catch a trout easily, definitely the place for you! hello scott and thanks Marco Di Marco Italian backpecker!

charlotteemma2494
charlotteemma2494

Absolute gem!!! This was a massive highlight to our Tasmania trip. So glad the discovery park was fully booked. Scott and his partner were the most lovely people, couldn't do enough for you. Their grounds are exceptional, they bring firewood to you for such a good price at $10 including sticks and firelights. $2 honestly box for water, snacks etc. and the cleaning portaloo I have ever seen!!!! Absolutely recommend we loved it so much!

User 3043238
User 3043238

Great place. Close to the Cradle Mountain visitor centre and devils@cradle (would recommend!) Very friendly owner (And dog) super clean toilet and flat sites. There are firepits you can use and also fishfood to feed the fish in the pond. Could even use the kayaks. Chickens and peacocks walking around and saw some kangaroos in the evenjng. Owner said there must be a platypus in the pond but havent seen it in a while. Would definitly recommend!!

Greyghoster
Greyghoster

A great place to stay. Level area for vans, sites for tents, the portaloo is very clean. Very pleasant management. Fish feeding in the morning was a good opportunity to see the large trout and salmon!

DJPritchard
DJPritchard

What a fantastic overnight stop Great spot.We got our 24 foot van in there nicely Very friendly host highly recommended

Nussbi
Nussbi

A little gem, beautiful views, nice level sites. great clean toilet, friendly host. Scott is constructing a walk around pond! Price $15 pp a night, a lot cheaper than nearby caravan park! We spent 4 nights and will be coming back.

ABrookeD
ABrookeD

A real hidden gem! The hosts are friendly, generous and kind. A bush land camp only 10 mins from Cradle Mountain NP. Calm, peaceful, serene surroundings. We went kayaking, and fed the fish too. Thank you!!

nickersmartin
nickersmartin

Fabulous spot just 15 minutes from the Cradle Mountain visitor centre, and Scott is a top bloke, very accommodating. Highly recommend.

Livin breezy
Livin breezy

Lovely spot to camp on a beautiful property right next to the dam. A few seats and picnic tables to chill on on as well and take in the scenery. Had an awesome time feeding the fish and relaxing by the fire at night. Porta-loo is loads cleaner than some of the bathrooms we get at more expensive parks. Awesome, friendly hosts!

FIFO Lap family 5
FIFO Lap family 5

Fantastic base for Cradle Mountain at a fraction of the cost of the Discovery Park. Beautiful surroundings, a fire at night, loads of fun for the kids and we were able to stay with our little pet.

K&CCamping
K&CCamping

This is a must place to stay if visiting cradle mountain. The outlook lovely, flat spaces for your van overlooking a picturesque dam and bush land. Scott is a brilliant host! For $30 it's a bargain compared to the Discovery Park near by.

lyliannn
lyliannn

Beautiful spot and perfect base for exploring Cradle mountain area. It's absolutely the most clean porta-loo i have ever seen. The family that owns the property is very friendly and looks proud of his achievements of making his little camping to a good success already.

Rickvb
Rickvb

Beautiful spot, sunrise and morning mist on the lake was amazing. Saw a platypus. Easy drive to cradle mountain and much better value than park there.

Alexhome007
Alexhome007

Great camp ground for Cradle mountain. 10min drive. Trout fishing in the ponds. Portable toilet. Feed the fish in the main pond just next to the camping area. Beautiful place.

Alexhome007
Alexhome007

Good basic alternative to cradle mountain Discovery park which is very expensive .This place was $30 couple per night - fine if you just want to base yourself for the night or 2 to discover the area with only 15 mins to Discovery centre car park. Very small flat area behind house would hold 5 or 6 vans and small grass area for a couple of tents, 1 Porta Loo and a bin provided. Fully self contained only as no power or water . Nice birds and a large dam with fish $20 per fish if you catch them, food to feed fish $2 and honesty box with UHT milk etc.

J Beil
J Beil

Absolutely a great place for that getaway in this area from the awesome views from your camp sites to the life time dream of catching that rainbow trout. Definitely pull in and catch up with the owner Scotty top Bloke and very happy to help with your needs.

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