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JULY 2021


Visitors will be delighted, says mayor

Tassie's popular campsite set to reopen

Myrtle Park campground  Have your say

TASMANIA'S Myrtle Park camping ground on the banks of St Patricks River will reopen to the public in October.

The popular family attraction opened in a limited capacity last holiday season due to COVID public control measures put in place by the Federal Government in 2020.

Located in a large open grassed and wooded area in the small town of Targa, approximately 35 kilometres from Launceston, it offers unpowered sites and good amenities, and is suitable for large caravans and motorhomes.

City of Launceston Mayor Albert van Zetten said that despite the restrictions, the previous opening was hugely successful, with occupancy rates at near capacity for most of the four-month period.

"We had a lot of positive feedback from the community last year around how the park was operating and for our new booking system," he said.

"Given the restrictions in place, we weren't in a position to open the park up for day use last year.

"However, that won't be the case this year. The park will be fully operational for day use as well as for camping.

"I'm absolutely certain visitors will be delighted by that news."

Mayor van Zetten said bookings for the upcoming summer holiday season will open in September through the council's online booking portal BookEasy, which is managed through the Launceston Visitor Information Centre.

"This year, the site will be managed by an on-site caretaker, who will also operate the kiosk.

"We expect to be able to provide the public with further updates as we get closer to the reopening date."

The mayor said he understood how important and popular Myrtle Park campground is to the community.

"Once the grounds reopen, we fully expect it to be booked out and I would encourage anyone who wants to stay over summer to get in early."

The park is expected to remain open until the end of next May before closing for three months over winter.


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