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New picnic facilities for Penny's Lagoon

08/08/2018

The Parks and Wildlife Service has completed the construction of a new picnic shelter at Penny's Lagoon within the Lavinia State Reserve on King Island.
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Celebrating World Ranger Day

31/07/2018

The work of Tasmania's rangers is vital in the daily management of our 19 national parks and more than 800 reserves, encompassing approximately 50 per cent of the State.
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Southwest ecological burns important for orange-bellied parrot conservation

22/03/2018

Planned ecological burns in Southwest National Park will help regenerate important habitat areas for the critically endangered orange-bellied parrot.More

Douglas-Apsley National Park

Introduction

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Please Note: Access to the northern entrance to Douglas-Apsley National Park (via the E-Road) is currently restricted to 4WD vehicles only. Due to deteriorating and dangerous road conditions, the Parks and Wildlife Service advises that 2WD vehicles accessing via the E-Road not drive beyond Piccaninny Creek located 3km from the start of the Leeaberra Track. Please do not walk the Leeaberra Track from south to north, as this may spread phytophthora into the northern parts of the NP. For further enquiries, contact the PWS Office on 6256 7070

 


From its deep river gorges and waterfalls to its dolerite capped plateau; from dry eucalypt forest and colourful heathlands to pockets of rainforest, Douglas-Apsley National Park is a place of surprising contrasts. This park is one of the few that conserve the diverse wealth of dry sclerophyll forest plants found on the east coast of Tasmania. The crystal clear waters that run through the park are a welcome sight on a hot summer's day.

 

Whether you want a quick picnic by a tranquil stream, a rugged walk through forest and gorge, or a place to study rare plants and animals, Douglas-Apsley can provide it for you.