Mount William National Park
Mount William National Park

Mount William National Park

Pristine sandy beaches and turquoise waters.

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Fire ban: Campfire restrictions are in place
From 21/10/2019, last reviewed 28/10/2019

​Campfire restrictions are now in place for this site.  This means you will not be able to use campfires, pot fires and other solid fuel stoves. Gas stoves and gas barbecues are still permitted.

Parts of the east coast are experiencing the driest conditions for the past three years with traditionally wet or damp gullies now dry. An above average fire season has been forecast for the east and south eastern parts of Tasmania due to warmer and drier conditions.

These conditions have increased the risk of unattended or poorly constructed campfires escaping and becoming bushfires. We have a duty of care to our community and want to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable camping experience.


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Mount William National Park is a pristine paradise tucked away on the far North-East Coast of Tasmania, at the northern end of the Bay of Fires. This windswept coastline features rocky outcrops marked with bright orange lichen and seemingly endless stretches of powder-white sand that squeaks beneath your feet – all set against a backdrop of crystal-clear turquoise water.

Mount William National Park is peaceful and relaxed, perfect for walking, fishing, swimming or kicking back at your beachside campsite doing nothing at all.

The Park’s namesake, wukalina/Mount William, sits at 216m above sea level. From the summit, enjoy panoramic views of the coast and, on a clear day, all the way to the Furneaux Islands in Bass Strait.

Mount William National Park is home to an abundance of Tasmania’s marsupials and, as you explore, you can spot kangaroos, wombats, wallabies and echidnas. The coastal birdlife is just as varied, with over 100 species, ranging from tiny honeyeaters, wrens and robins, to terns, gannets, albatrosses and oystercatchers.

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Situated on the spectacular North-East Coast, Mount William National Park offers visitors a varied range of beautiful walks, quiet stretches of sand, and the opportunity to view some of Tasmania’s unique wildlife. As one of the State’s more remote national parks, this is an ideal place to enjoy some solitude and relaxation.

The coastal waters are perfect for swimming, boating, or exploring with a snorkel or scuba equipment. Dive below to admire some of the colourful marine habitats off Georges Rocks and larapuna/Eddystone Point, before finding your own private spot to unwind on the beach. To try your hand at fishing, head to Ansons Bay or Musselroe Bay and see if you can catch your dinner.

For keen walkers, the options range from a leisurely stroll along one of the many beaches to longer journeys through a diverse range of habitats. Cobler Rocks is a gentle two-hour return walk which transitions from flat fire trails to beach walking. Forester kangaroos are a common sight in the banksia-filled heathland where you’ll begin the walk, and further on you’ll be rewarded with expansive views of the coastline. 

wukalina/Mount William itself is another walk that’s worth your time: 90 minutes return on a well-defined track, shaded by black gums, banksias and she-oaks. The highest point in the park is just 216 m, but in clear weather you can look out to some of the Bass Strait Islands and reflect on the area’s rich Aboriginal history. Keep an eye out for wedge-tailed eagles soaring above. 

Make sure you bring your camera. From granite boulders covered with distinctive orange lichen to colourful fields of wildflowers, this is a place full of photo opportunities, and you’ll want to capture every single one. 

The large population of grazing marsupials around wukalina/Mount William has led to large lawn-like areas, and camping is permitted at a number of these sites throughout the park.

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