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Dorset has a unique blend of wilderness, wildlife, stunning scenery, mining heritage, secluded beaches and world class golf courses.

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Caravan Parks & Camping Grounds

The Dorset municipality includes a range of accommodation options, including many caravan parks and camping grounds throughout the region.

Bridport Seaside Caravan Park - 

Overlooking beautiful Anderson Bay, this popular beachfront Caravan Park is a great location for a family holiday. It offers both powered and unpowered sites, BBQ's, shower and laundry facilities, and a dump point - all set in a natural environment and within walking distance to the local shopping centre. Enjoy water activities, coastal walking tracks and local seafood. Visit nearby wineries and tourist attractions, or just relax on one of the many safe, secluded swimming beaches. Bridport also offers a skate park, tennis courts and a bowling green. For the golfer, there is the Bridport Golf Course, or the world-class Barnbougle Dunes Links Course is only five minutes away.

The Caravan Park Office is open seven days a week. For more information and to make a booking please refer to the Bridport Seaside Caravan Park website

NOTE: Pets are permitted in the off peak season only (Easter Tuesday to 1 November) on the Gofton's Beach side of the Park.

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Derby Park

Derby Park is a popular riverside camp ground in the historic town of Derby. Located centrally to walks, fishing, cafes, awesome mountain bike trails, art and crafts, and quirky gift shops.  It is a fantastic base for your holiday. Public toilets and gas BBQs are available, and best of all, camping is free! Derby Park - Conditions of Stay.

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Branxholm Park

Branxholm Park camping ground has unpowered sites, with toilet, shower and laundry facilities available. Situated in the middle of town, and on the banks of the Ringarooma River, this park also offers a tennis court, playground and swimming pool and provides easy access to the Briseis Walking Track. No pets are permitted. Branxholm Park - Conditions of Stay.

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Northeast Park, Scottsdale

Northeast Park is situated on the Tasman Highway within Scottsdale and is suitable for tents, caravans and campervans. All sites are unpowered and available for use at no charge for up to fourteen days. Bookings are not required. 
The park has BBQ, toilet and coin operated shower facilities as well as a Dump Point. Enjoy the peaceful surrounds with forests, mountains and scenic picnic areas. Wander along pleasant forest walks in the park to see the unique Tasmanian flora, feed the ducks or maybe spot a platypus, pademelon, wallaby or the rare burrowing crayfish. Northeast Park - Conditions of Stay

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Tomahawk Caravan Park & Cabins (Privately owned and operated)

This beachside caravan park is located at Tomahawk and is pet friendly. There are powered camp sites for motorhomes, caravans and larger vans, as well as un-powered sites for tents, pop-up vans and trailer-campers. Two small units can each accommodate up to two adults and three children, and there is accommodation available at The Lodge. Amenities include a shower and toilet block, and a games room with a selection of books as well as eight-ball tables. There is a large undercover barbecue area with outdoor settings, for all to enjoy on summer days, and a boat ramp to launch your boat. An on-site shop has takeaway food and groceries. 

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