At the southern end of the Douglas-Apsley National Park, there is a carpark and signposted walk to the Apsley Waterhole and lookout.
A small information booth near the waterhole gives further information about the local area. Nearby there is a composting toilet.
Other than a rough carpark, there are no facilities at the northern end of the park.
Walking boots or strong shoes should be worn, even for shorter walks, due to the rough terrain.
Water can be obtained from the Apsley River, although it is recommended that this is boiled before drinking. The water running through the park provides Bicheno with its water supply, so if you’re swimming please don’t add soap, shampoo or sunscreen to the water.
This park is very sensitive to fire. It is largely made up of dry forest, much of it in remote and rugged country, which makes escaped fires very difficult to fight. Because of this, it is a Fuel Stove Only Area between October 1 and April 30. Please only use the established fire pits at the Apsley Waterhole campground.
Find out other essential information for visiting Tasmania's parks and reserves on our Know before you go section.