Venue Information & Surrounds



The 2024 Outdoor Health Forum is located at Spring Beach Youth Camp , 138 Happy Valley Road Spring Beach, on the East coast of Tasmania, one hour from Hobart. The venue is about 4km from the nearest town Orford, where you will find local cuisine, charming shops, and historic landmarks. 




The property accommodates 100 people in dormitory accommodation (max 8 to a room), and a number of people over two campsites. Your Forum registration includes a camping or campervan spot (BYO tent and sleeping gear), and upon registration you have an option to stay in the dorm accommodation for an additional fee. If you choose to stay offsite this is at your own cost and no reimbursement for included accommodation will be issued as forum fees have been engineered to ensure the Outdoor Health Forum has exclusive use of the whole venue.




Tasmania experiences a cool temperate climate, and April is known for its crisp and clear Autumn days. In Spring Beach, you can generally expect mild and comfortable temperatures, with daytime temperatures typically ranging from around 10 to 20 Degrees Celsius while night-time temperatures can drop to around 5 to 10 degrees. However, that said, you can’t always predict the weather so make sure you are prepared for all seasons!



    • Pillow and pillowcase

    • Blankets/doona or warm sleeping bag (Tasmania can get cold!)

    • Warm clothing

    • Bathers/swimmers (for the tough and brave!)

    • Rainwear

    • Enclosed footwear

    • Personal toiletries

    • Towel

    • Torch

If staying in the dormitory, a mattress ONLY is supplied so please bring a single fitted sheet in addition to the above items. If you are camping, bring your own tent and mattress/bedding.




Spring Beach is a small coastal village on the East Coast of Tasmania where people enjoy the sea and the views of nearby iconic Maria Island. Surrounded by rolling hills and lush greenery, this idyllic destination is a perfect blend of nature’s beauty and coastal charm and perfect backdrop to the Outdoor Health Forum 2024. The area is home to boutique distilleries and wineries some within walking distance.


Orford is a small well equipped town, with an IGA, a couple of cafes, accommodation options and is skirted by the gorgeous Prosser River. Several kilometres down the road is Triabunna, with its scenic coastal waterways.  


While in the area, perhaps plan some extra time in Tassie to explore the nearby Maria Island National Park, a sanctuary for diverse flora and fauna, offering scenic hikes and wildlife encounters, or perhaps visit Freycinet National Park with hikes, swimming, camping, and sightseeing a plenty only 1.5 hours drive away!