Douglas-Apsley Loop Track is a walk in Douglas-Apsley National Park.
10-15 minutes return, 1.2km return. Grade 1.
The Loop Track is a short, easy walk which leads to the sparkling waters of Apsley Waterhole. This gentle stroll follows a trail through eucalypts and wattle trees, and is suitable for walkers of all ability, including young children. An information booth shows details of other tracks in the area, and signage along the way helps with tree identification.
Just 600 metres from the car park, the waterhole is especially popular in summer with both locals and visitors.
You can choose to return the same way or, for a slightly more challenging walk, you can descend a steep side track to the waterhole via the nearby campground. If you do this, remember to bring your bathers and enjoy a swim or a paddle: the water is usually calm and clear, and it’s a lovely way to refresh yourself on a summer’s day.
There are plenty of large boulders where you can sit and dry off, before exploring the rock formations and enjoying a picnic lunch in one of the pretty spots nearby.
Please refer to the Parks and Wildlife Service Tasmania website (parks.tas.gov.au) for up-to-date information about this walk, alerts, closures, safe walking guidelines, leave no trace principles and National Park entry fees where applicable.