Apsley Waterhole camping area (walk-in camping)
For camping spots in dappled shade a short walk from the delightful Apsley River swimming hole, in the south of the park, turn inland from the Tasman Hwy (A3), 4 km north of Bicheno, onto Rosedale Rd. Drive 7 km to the carpark, then take a 10 min walk to the camping area. No campfires are allowed Oct–Apr, when gas/fuel stoves should be used. The river water should be boiled or treated before drinking.
Who to contact: PWS Freycinet Visitor Centre (03) 6256 7000 Permits: Parks Pass is required to enter national parks (03) 6233 2621 www.parks.tas.gov.au
This campsite is located in Douglas-Apsley National Park
This rugged national park of forested hills and sheltered gorges, dominated by the Nichols Needle dolerite spire, protects a diverse remnant of beautiful eucalypt forests. There are easy walks to tranquil freshwater pools, or longer treks to secluded waterfalls and lookouts with views to take your breath away. The park contains the largest area of undisturbed dry eucalypt forest in the state, as well as groves of Oyster Bay pine and rare Esk pines. It is a biodiversity hot spot, with 67 bird species and 26 species of mammal recorded there. The Leeaberra Track – named for the Aboriginal word for Douglas River – is a moderate-grade, 28 km (3-day) walk traversing the park from north to south via waterfalls, lookouts and gorges.
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