Mount William National Park serves as a refuge for the Forester kangaroo,
the only large kangaroo left in Tasmania. The main road through the park,
called Forester Kangaroo Drive, was specially built for viewing animals. A
total area of 13 812ha includes beaches, heathland and dry scleropyll forests.
There is an abundance of wildlife and a number of plant communities found
nowhere else in Australia.
Lomond National Park
Ben Lomond National Park is situated 60km south-east of Launceston, an easy
one hour drive along the picturesque North Esk River Valley. The park lies
more than 1 300 metres above sea level on a large plateau above Tasmania's
northern midlands, and is the country's major ski field offering excellent
downhill and cross country skiing in the winter. Spectacular wildflowers and
wildlife may be seen on the many beautiful alpine walks.
Apsley National Park
Situated in the middle of the East Coast, Douglas Apsley National Park is
Tasmania's newest park. Spectacular river gorges, waterfalls, tranquil pools,
large stands of dry eucalypt and pockets of rainforest combine to make a visit
to the park a memorable experience.
Situated 212km north-east of Hobart Freycinet National Park is accessed through
the town of Coles Bay. Three spectacular rugged red granite peaks, Amos, Dove,
and Mayson are surrounded by charming bays, white beaches and rocky headlands.
There many good walks including a day walk around the peninsula with a lunch
stop at Cookes Beach and a walk to the top of the Hazard's which offers fantastic
Island National Park
Located six kilometres offshore the island is accessed either by a short ferry
ride from Triabunna or by light aircraft. Maria Island was Tasmania's second
penal settlement and later became a convict probation station, grazing property,
the site for vineyards, and a cement works. Finally the island was declared
a National Park and wildlife sanctuary, mainly for the breeding of threatened
indigenous wildlife. The two halfs of the island are linked by a sandy isthmus
and covered mainly with eucalypt forests, interspersed with coastal heath,
while the east coast is mainly rugged steep cliffs.
are dedicated camping grounds on the island or alternatively accommodation
is available in the bunkhouses of the former penitentiary. All provisions
must be taken to the island as there are no shops.