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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Fire ban: Campfire restrictions are in place
Applies from 21/10/2023

​​​​​​​​​Campfire restrictions have will come into effect in the following parks and reserves from Saturday 21 October 2023.

Campfires, pot fires and other solid fuel stoves will be banned in the following parks and reserves: ​

  • Flinders Island
  • King Island
  • Maria Island​
  • Dorset, Break O’Day, Glamorgan/Spring Bay, Sorell, Tasman, Kingborough and Huon Valley municipalities
  • Narawntapu National Park
  • Snaky Creek Conservation Area
  • Tooms Lake Conservation Area​

Gas stoves and gas barbecues will be permitted. 

The seasonal campfire restrictions will be in place until further notice.

​The State Fire Restrictions map​ shows all affected areas.

Last reviewed 29/11/2023 02:21 PM

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

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


​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.


​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.