Living in Dorset

Dorset Council provides community services based on the principles of quality, equity, value and responsiveness.

Visiting Dorset

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.

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 designated sites only. Please contact the Bridport Seaside Caravan Park for more information.

Annual Sites
For information on Bridport Seaside Caravan Park Annual Sites and the Annual Site Waiting List click here.

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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, showers, potable water and gas BBQs are available, and best of all, camping is free, however we encourage all campers that wish to give back to trail network, to pay $20 per site/per night.  A ticket machine is located at the amenities block, or you can pay via the Strada Mobile App.  Bookings not required.  Derby Park - Conditions of Stay.

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Branxholm Park

Branxholm Park camping ground is a free campground with unpowered sites, 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 and the Valley Pond link trail, an 8km trail connecting through to Derby. Bookings not required. 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.

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