Douglas-Apsley National Park is located a few kilometres north of Bicheno on Tasmania’s east coast.
The beautiful park boasts dry sclerophyll forest and riverside walking tracks, swimming holes, birdlife and Oyster Bay pines. Walks include the 20-minute return stroll to the Apsley Waterhole, the three-hour Apsley Gorge circuit and the three-day north-south bushwalk through the park.
To reach the start of the three-day walk, turn south on the MG forestry road 5 km (3.1 miles) south of St Marys. Root rot (Phytophthora cinnamomii) is a problem in the area, therefore please clean boots and tent pegs before and after visiting the park.
Douglas–Apsley National Park extends over 16,080 hectares (39,735 acres) of land close to the Freycinet Peninsula and quaint towns along the stunning east coast. While you are in the region you can also swim, snorkel or try your hand at deep-sea fishing. Visit coastal wineries and marvel at renowned Wineglass Bay in nearby Freycinet National Park.
Current park passes must be purchased for entry to Tasmania’s national parks. For full details please visit the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife website.
Douglas-Apsley National Park is just over two-hours’ drive southeast of Launceston (174 kilometres/108 miles).