Located near Devonport, on Bells Parade, this park offers accommodation options for motoring tourists.

Being only 8 km upstream from the Melbourne Ferry dock the park features Pull-through Powered Sites for late arrivals and early departures along with 36 powered sites, an unpowered camping area and a camp kitchen. Visitors can enjoy the beautiful gardens and park settings alongside the Mersey River, and also take advantage of the park’s proximity to the CBD. With fine dining, clubs, hotels, shopping, and more within walking distance, patrons can enjoy both natural surroundings and urban convenience.

8 minutes from the Ferry Terminal

Situated in the historic river gardens of Bells Parade, this caravan park is central to all of north western Tasmania’s attractions and provides for an ideal base for discovering Tasmania’s north west.

  • All bathrooms are private, modern and clean

  • Tourists only (no permanent residents)

  • Drive through sites

  • Excellent TV and phone reception

  • 450m walk to CBD

  • A very quiet, safe, natural location

  • Grassed sites

  • Large covered camp kitchen

The Park is a convenient central base for visiting the state’s northern attractions and is only an 8-minute drive Melbourne ferry terminal and 1hr 45 mins to Cradle Mountain/Lake St Clair National Park.

Ensuite styled family bathrooms, flat level parking and excellent TV/digital reception are features of the Caravan Park along with the quiet, pleasant surrounds and the ease of access to the town. The security offered by managers who live onsite and the ease of parking make this park a very pleasant experience for the weary traveller or a family camping holiday where the family dog is also welcome.

Opposite is the Thai Imperial restaurant and the Axemans Hall of Fame museum. Next to the Axeman’s Hall is ‘Sherwood Hall’, the restored pioneer cottage of Dolly Dalrymple, the aboriginal wife of settler Thomas Johnson, which gives a wonderful example of life in that era and an account of how the early pioneers and the Tasmanian Aboriginals struggled to accept each other’s culture and live harmoniously which often created great conflict. Some of these conflicts are described in detail during the tour through the cottage.

Bells Parade is a 100-year-old garden creating a picnic setting under old English Oaks beside the banks of the tranquil Mersey River and an undercover free BBQ facility are available for public use.

The Landcare group has created pleasant tree-lined grass pathways alongside the river where platypus work the river banks for food at dusk and early morning and often can be seen going about their routine of diving and rising in the shallow edges and eddies.

The Sheean Memorial Walk has been constructed in remembrance of ‘Teddy’ Sheean who was a gunner in
the navy during WWII and is remembered for his courage. Eye witness accounts tell that as his ship was sinking, Teddy was seen firing his gun at enemy planes even after he and his gun were submerged, The walk begins just outside the Park’s entrance and continues to the town centre, and along the way, plaques give accounts of some of the battles fought during the campaign. Following a long public campaign, on 12 August 2020 His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d) Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia announced that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II had approved a posthumous award of the Victoria Cross to Ordinary Seaman Sheean. In doing so, Ordinary Seaman Sheean became the first member of the Royal Australian Navy to be awarded Australia’s highest honour for valour.

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