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Campfire restrictions extended due to increasing fire risk

19/01/2018

In the interests of public safety, the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) has brought in extensive campfire restrictions as the fire risk continues to increase this summer.More

Improved toilet facilities at Bruny Island

16/01/2018

The Parks and Wildlife Service has completed work on a new toilet facility at the Bruny Island Neck Game Reserve.More

Further upgrade to South Coast Track

05/01/2018

The South Coast Track is one of Tasmania's great bushwalks, and the completion of recent upgrades has significantly improved the user experience along the track before the start of the peak walking season.More

Douglas-Apsley National Park

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Douglas-Apsley National Park is mid-way up the east coast of Tasmania, about 2 1/4 hours from Launceston and slightly longer from Hobart.

The Apsley Waterhole, at the southern end of the the park, is reached by taking the Rosedale Road of the Tasman Highway (A3) about 3km north of Bicheno.

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.

 

Please Note:

Please be aware that when driving between sunset and sunrise you are sharing the road with wildlife.

Public transport and tours

Visitors wishing to use public transport or tours to access the park should visit our web page on Access to Tasmania's National Parks, Reserves and Walking Tracks.