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Visitor safety under the spotlight in new walker safety video

16/04/2018

Visitor safety in Tasmania's national parks and reserves has received a major investment with a suite of projects, including a new feature video on bushwalking preparation and safety.More

Draft Frenchmans Cap Recreation Zone Plan 2018

12/04/2018

The Parks and Wildlife Service has released the Draft Recreation Zone Plan 2018 for the Frenchmans Cap area.More

Redeveloped Lake Tahune Hut now open

12/04/2018

A locally designed and built, energy-efficient and sustainable hut is now welcoming bushwalkers at Lake Tahune on the Frenchmans Cap Track in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.More

Douglas-Apsley National Park

Introduction

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Please Note: Access to the northern entrance to Douglas-Apsley National Park (via the E-Road) is currently restricted to 4WD vehicles only. Due to deteriorating and dangerous road conditions, the Parks and Wildlife Service advises that 2WD vehicles accessing via the E-Road not drive beyond Piccaninny Creek located 3km from the start of the Leeaberra Track. Please do not walk the Leeaberra Track from south to north, as this may spread phytophthora into the northern parts of the NP. For further enquiries, contact the PWS Office on 6256 7070

 


From its deep river gorges and waterfalls to its dolerite capped plateau; from dry eucalypt forest and colourful heathlands to pockets of rainforest, Douglas-Apsley National Park is a place of surprising contrasts. This park is one of the few that conserve the diverse wealth of dry sclerophyll forest plants found on the east coast of Tasmania. The crystal clear waters that run through the park are a welcome sight on a hot summer's day.

 

Whether you want a quick picnic by a tranquil stream, a rugged walk through forest and gorge, or a place to study rare plants and animals, Douglas-Apsley can provide it for you.