Tent pitched in a bush camp in the Douglas-Apsley National Park
Bush camping in the Douglas-Apsley National Park (photograph: Dan Broun)

Douglas-Apsley camping

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Safety alert: Tasman Highway road closure near Orford
Applies from 26/5/2021

Road works on the Tasman Highway at Paradise Gorge, west of Orford, may cause some delays.  A 300m of the road is restricted to one lane while works are completed. A 40 km/h speed limit and traffic management control will be in place.

In the interests of public safety please abide by all road signage and allow for delays.

Last reviewed 22/7/2021 09:43 AM


A valid parks pass is required for entry to Tasmania's national parks.
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Fees:

​Camping in the Douglas-Apsley National Park is free.

Bookings:

​No bookings required.

The small bush camping area near the Apsley Waterhole is about ten minutes from the carpark off Rosedale Road in the south of the park. For park visitors undertaking the multi-day walk along the Leeaberra Track, which begins at Thompson’s Marshes in the north of the park, there are remote bush campsites near Heritage Falls and Tevelein Falls, both on the Douglas River.

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​Visitors to the beautiful Douglas-Apsley National Park have a choice of three sites for bush camping.

The Apsley Waterhole site at the south end of the park has no vehicle access but is an easy ten-minute walk from the carpark. This is a pleasant, shaded spot, well-situated for taking a leisurely swim in the waterhole. There are composting toilets nearby. 

The two sites on the banks of the Douglas River – at Heritage and Tevelein Falls – are more remote, do no​t have toilets and mainly used by park visitors who are doing multi-day walks. Both sites are reached by walking along the Leeaberra track​ from the north of the park.

The Heritage Falls site is tucked high on the bank above the Douglas River. Sheltered by a canopy of tall trees, there are several lounging logs for sitting on or against. 

The Tevelein Falls site, further south, is also nestled on the bank above the river. It has direct river views, and cleared communal eating areas. 

Campers will need to bring their own food, water, tent and fuel stove. No booking necessary.