Douglas-Apsley National Park


Douglas-Apsley National Park
Douglas-Apsley National Park
IUCN Category II (National Park)
Nearest town/city Bicheno
Coordinates 41°45′30″S 148°11′58″E / 41.75833°S 148.19944°E / -41.75833; 148.19944
Area 160.8 km²
Managing authorities Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service
Official site Douglas-Apsley National Park

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 being declared on 27 December 1989.

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Description

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

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]

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References

  1. ^ "IBA: Douglas-Apsley". Birdata. Birds Australia. http://www.birdata.com.au/iba.vm. Retrieved 2011-06-18. 



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