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PWS Fire Update - Friday 15 February 2019

15/02/2019

Parks and Wildlife Tasmania (PWS) can advise the following locations, reserves and tracks have been re-opened today (Friday 15 February).More

PWS Fire Update - Thursday 14 February 2019

14/02/2019

Parks and Wildlife Tasmania (PWS) can advise the following locations, reserves and tracks have been re-opened.More

PWS Fire Update - Monday 11 February 2019

11/02/2019

As a result of the emergency service suppression efforts and calmer weather conditions over recent days, PWS can advise the following changes to track openings and closures.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.