Douglas Aspley Camping

Douglas-Apsley National Park free camping, waterhole inland reserve between Bicheno and St Marys Tasmania’s East Coast. The Douglas-Apsley National Park includes 3 river catchments being the Douglas, Denison and Apsley as well as beautiful gorges and cascades. This is a popular bushwalking destination and has many points of interest including dolerite boulders, rugged hills (including Nichols Cap), low-lying sandstones, stunning coastal views, wildflowers, waterfalls, swimming holes, bird and native wildlife. The Douglas–Apsley National Park covers an area of 16,080 hectares and is close to the Freycinet Peninsula and the popular beachside holiday towns of Tasmania’s mild east coast including Coles Bay, Swansea, Bicheno, St Helens and Scamander. There is a small bush camping area located app. A 10-minute walk from the car park (you need to carry in all equipment). It is also close to the popular Apsley Waterhole and viewing platform. There is a pit toilet, shelter, small information booth and walkers and campers registration hut. Water is available from the river only and should be boiled before drinking. Fuel stoves are required from 1 October – 30 April. The Douglas-Apsley National Park is approximately halfway up Tassie’s east coast and is 90 minutes’ drive from Launceston and just on a 2-hours drive from Hobart. To get to the southern end, turn off the Tasman Highway (A3) onto Rosedale road 3 kilometres north of Bicheno. The northern entrance is via a Forestry road 24 kilometres north of Bicheno. Travel along this road for 4.5 kilometres to a junction and take the left fork along the ‘ E’ road. Travel a further one kilometre to another junction and take the right fork. The car park is 500 metres from this point. Douglas Apsley Park is sensitive to fire given it has large sections of dry forest with most of it being remote and rugged country. During the period October 1 and April 30 open fires are not permitted.

See also: Camping Mayfield Beach: Camping Friendly Beaches: Camping Little  Beach:

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