Low cost camping at Westbury

Westbury itself is a pretty little village with a historic part just off the highway and some lovely old buildings such as the church and a Village Green.

Holy Trinity Church
As you probably have realized that we are fans of free camping. However there is not always a convenient free camp near some areas and then one is forced to consider other alternatives such as a regular caravan park or occasionally, a low cost camping option if that is available. 

The Village Green -  a beautiful parkland
There was a low cost campground in Westbury and it was a convenient stopping place without actually going into Launceston, where I needed to be for a day surgery proceedure. We had only intended to stay one night here. So we figured the $6 per person per night wouldn't be too bad for just the one night before we moved on. Sadly I had a major bladder infection and was not released for 4 days.
The view from my hospital bed wasn't much better!

There is not a lot I can recommend about this campground which is tucked behind Andy's Cafe. I generally don't like to criticize a place too openly on this blog. Personally I don't like the campground. It is just a paddock or large backyard which sadly the owner has let the area go to seed.

The toilet block is closed, but you can go into the shop during shop hours. The shower is a converted port a loo with the roof removed entirely, nor is there any changing area etc so all your clothes, towels and toiletries are bound to get wet too. At $6 per shower, this would have to be the most expensive shower in Tasmania!

POST SCRIPT: This campground will be closed down soon as it has been bought out and  a new IGA is going to be built on this location. Sadly we lose another low cost campground, but I am not sorry to see the end of this one!


  1. What wonderful pictures and glad you are feeling better.

    Hugs diane

    1. Thanks for dropping by, I hope you enjoyed reading my blog as much as I enjoy your charming papercrafts.

  2. I hope you are feeling much better now. I am enjoying your travels and hope to start with caravanning myself very soon - this coming Christmas holidays. Keep posting as I want to read more!

    1. Thanks for dropping by, I am glad you enjoyed reading my blog! Where are you hoping to head for your first trip Denis? You might notice that I have tabs on the top of each page that will link you to various states of Australia about the paces we have visited in each state. Enjoy your travels!

  3. Michelle I apologize for not seeing this post before. With getting ready to travel and finally traveling again I missed it.
    The last few years Kathy would get terrible bladder and kidney infections from the drinking the water in Florida. To clear up the infections she drank pure 100% Cranberry Juice. The bittersweet taste does not appeal to everyone but it clears natures roadblocks with no discomfort and no Medical assistance. This year we only drank processed water at dispensing machines and she had no problems.
    By the time you read this you will be feeling better but now you can be ready for the future because if it hits you once it will keep returning.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

    1. Thanks for responding about the cranberry juice. That reminded me that my mother used to drink cranberry juice for her kidney infections too. I didn't think about the possibility of the link to helping with kidney stones. Another traveller told me privately of his being helped with lots of fresh apple juice daily.

    2. I should mention that I only drink bottled spring water anyway as I have lived with rainwater for the last 30 years and even though most of Australia's town water is great, I can still taste the fluoride and chlorine in it and hate it! So my water is not the problem.


Thank you so much for popping by, I appreciate your comments!