Douglas Apsley National Park Camping
The Douglas-Apsley National Park is an inland reserve part way between Bicheno and St Marys on the East Coast of Tasmania. The park includes three river catchments being the Douglas, Denison and Apsley as well as gorges and cascades. Points of interest include dolerite boulders, rugged hills including Nichols Cap, lower lying sandstones, sweeping coastal views, a range of bushwalks, wildflowers, waterfalls, swimming holes, bird and wildlife. Douglas–Apsley covers an area of 16,080 hectares and is close to the Freycinet Peninsula and the popular beachside holiday towns of Tasmania’s mild east coast including Coles Bay, Swansea, Bicheno and Scamander. There is a small bush camping area near the Apsley Waterhole and viewing platform located app. 10 minutes walk from the carpark off Rosedale Road. Pit toilet, shelter, small information booth, water from river only. Fuel stoves only from 1 October - 30 April. The Douglas-Apsley National Park is app. halfway up Tassie's east coast, app. 90 minutes’ drive from Launceston and about 110 minutes drive from Hobart. To get to the southern end, turn off the Tasman Highway (A3) onto Rosedale road 3 kilometres north of Bicheno. The northern entrance is via a Forestry road 24 kilometres north of Bicheno. Travel along this road for 4.5 kilometres to a junction and take the left fork along the ' E' road. Travel a further one kilometre to another junction and take the right fork. The car park is 500 metres from this point. Douglas Apsley Park is sensitive to fire, comprising large sections of dry forest with most of it in remote and rugged country. For this reasons fuel stoves only are permitted between October 1 and April 30. During this period open fires are not permitted.
- maximum stay
- Powered sites
- RANGER ON SITE
- Contact No.
- (03) 6256 7000
- Fresh Water
- Dogs Allowed
- National Park
The Douglas-Apsley National Park is accessible by unsealed roads leading off the main highway between Bicheno and St. Mary's. People visit this area for a few hours or several days. The camping area is located in natural surroundings free of modern facilities.
Nearby towns of Bicheno and St Marys supply most facilities and offer conveniences of shops. Rangers are stationed at the Freycinet Visitor Centre, Coles Bay a short distance drive from Douglas Apsley. Activities you can undertake in the Douglas Apsley Park include scenic drives, short walks, medium and overnight bushwalks, birdwatching, rockclimbing, camping and photography.
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