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.