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Douglas Apsley National Park

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In the middle of the East Coast there is Tasmania's smallest National Park Douglas Apsley.
It contains the states largest dry Sclerophyll forest, patches of rainforest , river gorges waterfalls and spectacular views along the coast.
The Apsley River has carved an impressive gorge through fairly rugged terrain.
In 1989, the Douglas Apsley became the state’s newest national park and still remains largely untouched and under-developed.
It is an area of great beauty; rugged landscapes, deep river gorges and spectacular waterfalls.
It provides a carefully managed area for many rare plants and animals that aren’t found in other parks. Including this spikey beast... a grass Tree (Xanthorrhoea australis)
In fact, running the route became quite a gauntlet of spikey plants in places...
The route began along a path before coming to a Waterhole and then rising 150m up a steep rocky track. But what goes up must come down, so on the other side, there was a steep downhill to negotiate
All of this was worth it for the chance to sit and admire the waterfall and explore further along the gorge.

Posted by charlystyles 12:55 Archived in Australia

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