If you are visiting Latrobe in a fully self-contained vehicle (water, shower, toilet, cooking facilities) you can find short-term parking at this Latrobe Council Stop, located centrally in Cotton Street, behind an IGA on a grassed area. Sites are available for $10 per vehicle per night and includes access to a dump point and potable water. Visitors can stay for 2 nights in any consecutive 14 day period. The issued permit must be clearly displayed on the vehicle, and the area is patrolled by local council officials. There is no tent based camping or camping in cars allowed at this location. This overnight RV friendly stay at Latrobe in close to the Mersey Community Hospital and a range of local facilities including supermarkets, chemists and other specialty stores. Latrobe is a great base to explore the central and north-west coast of Tasmania, including the towns of Port Sorell, Devonport, Ulverstone, Penguin, Burnie, Wynyard and Smithton. As at the 2011 Australian Census Latrobe had an urban population of less than 2,900 people. This is a great little spot in a lovely small Tasmanian town with lots of attractions. The Warrawee Forest Reserve is located along the banks of the Mersey River, with many of these areas having picnic and barbeque facilities you can enjoy lunch or dinner. The Latrobe Landcare Group conduct platypus tours in this area; early morning or at dusk is the best time to catch a glimpse of these creatures in their natural habitat.