Douglas-Apsley National Park

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Douglas-Apsley National Park
Tasmania
IUCN category II (national park)
Douglas-Apsley National Park is located in Tasmania
Douglas-Apsley National Park
Douglas-Apsley National Park
Nearest town or city Bicheno
Coordinates 41°45′30″S 148°11′58″E / 41.75833°S 148.19944°E / -41.75833; 148.19944Coordinates: 41°45′30″S 148°11′58″E / 41.75833°S 148.19944°E / -41.75833; 148.19944
Established 1989
Area 160.8 km2 (62.1 sq mi)
Managing authorities Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service
Website Douglas-Apsley National Park
See also Protected areas of Tasmania

Douglas-Apsley is a national park on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia, 149 km northeast of Hobart, and a few kilometres north of Bicheno. It is one of Tasmania's newer National Parks, having been declared on 27 December 1989.

Description[edit]

The park preserves remnant east coast dry forested catchment of three main streams, Apsley River, Denison Rivulet and Douglas River. Highlights include deep gorges, wildflower displays and mild inland climate. Visitors can undertake short walks or do a three-day trek.

Birds[edit]

The park was has been identified by BirdLife International as an Important Bird Area because it supports 11 of Tasmania's endemic bird species as well as Flame and Pink Robins and, probably, Swift Parrots.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IBA: Douglas-Apsley". Birdata. Birds Australia. Retrieved 2011-06-18. 

External links[edit]