camping tasmania - one night stand st helens

Each year Youth radio station Triple-J, hosts the One Night Stand and this year, 2018, it is coming to Tassie! Yes, The One Night Stand will be held in the sleepy North-East Coast fishing and tourism town of St Helens. The event will be held on Saturday 1 September 2018, and feature Vance Joy, Peking Duk, Tkay Maidza, Middle Kids and Alex the Astronaut. St Helens will come alive as people from all over Tasmania and mainland Australia flock to this pretty little town for a once in a lifetime event. Accommodation in St Helens, and surrounds, is pretty much all sold out and did so almost immediately after the event was announced. App. 7,000 additional people, on top of the small resident population of just 1,500 permanent inhabitants, are expected to travel to St Helens. There has been a lot of interest from around Tasmania, from interstate and from overseas as to free camping options in or around St Helens. And whilst there isn't any free camping in St Helens itself, there are camping options within 15-20 kilometres of where the One Night Stand will be held. We believe demand will be massive and therefore we urge people to consider a couple of very important factors if thinking of free camping near St Helens for the One Night Stand.

All free campsites are expected to be full to overflowing, and potentially filled in the days leading up to the concert noting that many people will take the opportunity to spend several days visiting St Helens in the lead up to the event. Don't turn up on Saturday morning and expect a campsite on the beach with water views - that won't happen and you may be left with nowhere to stay and few if any alternative accommodation options. It is important to note that the nearest campsites to the town of St Helens itself are at St Helens Point and Dora Point, which are at least 15 kilometres outside the township and where the event will be held. Roads are gravel and not necessarily always in the best condition; it will be dark and you will need to be very careful driving on unfamiliar roads with no lighting. The Bay of Fires region is a world-renowned free camping in Tasmania, arguably the best camping areas in Tassie and one of the in Australia and the world, but again the campsites at Bay Of Fires at least 35-kilometres outside of St Helens and accessible only via gravel, and at times twisty and narrow roads and with no lighting.

The following are the only free camping areas near St Helens: