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Closed area: All parks and reserves closed
From 26/3/2020, last reviewed 31/3/2020

​​​​​Following advice from the Tasmania Department of Health and Tasmanian Government that our community should limit non-essential travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, the PWS has closed all national parks, reserves and campgrounds until further notice.

The PWS is calling on Tasmanians to support the national effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 and stay home during this time. 

From midnight Thursday 26 March, PWS is temporarily closing all national parks, reserves, campgrounds and facilities to recreational and tourism use. This means that all short walks, day walks, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, tours and camping are now closed to the public.  Washrooms, day use facilities, showers and visitor centres are closed until further notice.​

For more information on these closures please refer to the frequently asked questions.​


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

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Closed area: All parks and reserves closed
From 26/3/2020, last reviewed 31/3/2020

​​​​​Following advice from the Tasmania Department of Health and Tasmanian Government that our community should limit non-essential travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, the PWS has closed all national parks, reserves and campgrounds until further notice.

The PWS is calling on Tasmanians to support the national effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 and stay home during this time. 

From midnight Thursday 26 March, PWS is temporarily closing all national parks, reserves, campgrounds and facilities to recreational and tourism use. This means that all short walks, day walks, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, tours and camping are now closed to the public.  Washrooms, day use facilities, showers and visitor centres are closed until further notice.​

For more information on these closures please refer to the frequently asked questions.​


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.