Wayatinah Camping - a slice of paradise!
For many years Wayatinah Lakeside Caravan Park has been a holiday destination for Tasmanian families because of its safety for children from main road traffic, its extensive area for kids to play and with the pool and tennis court to cool off or exercise, toilets and showers available, what more can one need.
The new owners, Coral and Mark Paton are committed to continuing this ethos and the legacy created by the previous owners of many years, David and Diane McMillan.
The Wayatinah village (just up the road) has its own small and challenging 6 hole golf course, lovingly maintained by local volunteers.
A Tavern is also located in the village which serve meals when open. A postal box, public telephone and both unleaded and diesel fuel are also available.
Fishing in the lake is superb with many a large fish finding its way onto campers plates. The lake is man made and has seldom been stocked with fish, as, when the lake was formed as a hydro storage lake, there were many trees left on or near the bottom. These play havoc with lures but ensure that young fish have a place to grow in safety .
There are many places to fish from small boats or the banks of the lake. The lake is also perfect for kayaking.
The caravan park is located in the middle of Tasmania and is more and more being discovered by interstate and international campers and is often used as the first nights stopover on a trip between Hobart and Strahan.
Many find the peace and beauty of this park too enjoyable to hurry away from and stay for a few days to catch up on rest and laundry.
When you are here you will have very little chance of not talking to Mark and Coral. Both are more than happy to tell you of places of interest, both locally and within commuting distance and Mark is happy to share his favorite fishing spots with you (well most anyway lol).
Most times fire pots are available for those that like to sit around the campfire (exception for total fire ban days).
We are tolerant to considerate off road bike riders while totally intolerant of inconsiderate ones. This also applies to late-night party animals - we are a camp that caters for families first and while social gatherings are encouraged, loud music and drunken behaviours are not.