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Second round of consultation begins on the future of Freycinet Peninsula

13/03/2019

Tasmania's unrivalled natural environment is a key driver in our nation-leading visitor economy and the Freycinet Peninsula is one of our most popular tourism destinations.More

Sustainable Timber Tasmania and Parks and Wildlife Service issue safety message

08/03/2019

Over the coming weeks, a number of roads inside of fire impacted areas will reopen.More

PWS Fire Update - Friday 22 February 2019

22/02/2019

To date, the fire area has affected around 94,000 ha (about 6%) of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) and approximately 42,476 ha (about 3.4%) of other reserves managed by the Parks and Wildlife Service.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.