Walks from Apsley Waterhole
Walks within this park range from short, easy strolls to quite demanding overnight walks. Some of the tracks are only partly constructed and sign-posting is incomplete. It is recommended that walking boots or strong shoes be worn on all walks, due to the rough terrain. For longer walks previous bush navigation experience and the use of the Douglas-Apsley Map and Notes are recommended.
Access to Apsley Waterhole is via Rosedale Road, off the Tasman Highway about 4 km north of Bicheno on the east coast of Tasmania. Follow the Rosedale Rd for 7 km to the new carpark. A short walk leads to the area���s main attractions.
(10 ��� 15 minutes return) An easy stroll from the carpark leads through open forest to the lookout platform above the Apsley Waterhole. There are good views both up and downstream, and the track is an easy grade. Return the same way or descend steeply to the Waterhole via the campground. (Please minimise erosion by keeping to the track)
Apsley Gorge Circuit
(3 ��� 4 hours return) A medium grade walk to the picturesque Apsley Gorge, with its tranquil pools and undisturbed river scenes. NB This walk should only be attempted in dry weather and when water levels are low. From the Waterhole cross to the northern bank of the Apsley River and ascend the ridge. Follow the track, which is marked by yellow markers, for about 1 hour. The track then descends to the river near the gorge, where sheer dolerite cliffs line both sides of the river. Scramble down to the gorge, then follow the river downstream for about 10 minutes till the valley opens out. A rough track leads back to the Waterhole via the stream bed. In it is necessary to scramble up and down the sloping banks.