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Ride Wild Mersey and Sleep Camp Banksia!

Mountain bike trails

Tasmania’s newest mountain bike trail network – Wild Mersey – has opened just 20 kilometres down the road from Camp Banksia at the Warrawee Reserve in Latrobe. There are 15 kilometres of riding tracks to suit all levels of riding skills, including some fun down-hill gravity trails named Laughing Gear, High Voltage and No Mersey!…

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Want to try a fun new kind of family holiday?

family holiday

Whether it’s sharing a group vacation with your favourite family-friends or you want a beautiful setting for a family reunion, the Camp Banksia cabins are a great blend of camping fun and creature comforts. Book a six-cabin cluster and enjoy 36 beds (6 beds per cabin) with five exclusive-use bathrooms and toilets; all in the…

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Team Building – A buzz word with real benefits

Team Building

Regardless of whether your workplace has undergone a period of rapid restructure or has been unchanged for many years, it’s important for employees to feel part of a team and be engaged with their role and its purpose. Team Building Behind the ‘team building’ buzz word is a serious benefit. Happy, committed staff who share…

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Checklist for a great event – It’s the little things that make big events a success

Checklist for a great event

Checklist for a great event If you’ve got the job of planning a conference, training session or team event while juggling your usual workload, it can seem like a big challenge to get everything organised. Over the years at Camp Banksia, we’ve hosted hundreds of events, seminars, workshops and work gatherings. We’ve pooled our knowledge…

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History of Camp Banksia – now 60 years old!

History of camp banksia

History of Camp Banksia Wow….How time flies! National fitness Regional Supervisor, George Russell was the founder of Camp Banksia and it was opened in July 1958. George worked within the camp until he resigned in 1967. Some time after George left the scene the National Fitness Council was wound up and the site was taken…

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Enjoy Winter Camping at Camp Banksia

Winter Camping

As the temperature drops, thoughts turn to…. Camping? A warm fireplace, cosy rooms, steamy hot showers, hot cooked meals, movies and mugs of hot Milo… this is what winter camping looks like at Camp Banksia! The definition of camping has certainly changed over the years. Now you can enjoy Camp Banksia’s natural bush setting and…

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Sporting Clubs at Camp Banksia

Sporting Clubs at Camp Banksia

Building team spirit and skills You may have heard that it’s not the team with the best players that wins, it’s the players with the best team that wins. Whether you play football or basketball, badminton or netball, to be a great sporting team it is imperative that everyone – whether on the field or…

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Relax, learn, work and play

Freers beach

On six hectares and adjacent to Freers Beach, Camp Banksia is the ideal environment for groups to relax, learn, work and play. Our accredited facility has a range of accommodation, catering and activity options all supported by experienced, friendly staff. A range of free and fee-based activities and equipment is available at Camp Banksia to…

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A student’s camp experience can enrich their lives

student’s camp experience can enrich their lives

For children, camp is wrapped up with the excitement of being away from home, often for the first time, and the thrill of new adventures. One of the most exciting aspects of a school camp is how it can bring the school curriculum alive, taking students on a journey of self discovery. It also facilitates…

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Camp Banksia gets a new website!!

Camp Banksia Website launch

After lots of hard work, we are pleased to announce the launch of our new website. In todays tech age is was imperative that we keep up-to-date with all the internet has to offer. We employed the skills of Kay Shanley from Breakaway Creative and created a unique site, focusing on individual groups and their…

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Camp Banksia

Camp Banksia
1 Anderson Street
Port Sorell TAS 7307
Tel: 03 6428 6121
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