Starting from the southern access point of Douglas-Apsley National Park on Rosedale Road, this circuit takes you through open forest past the delightful Apsley Waterhole. This gentle walk follows a trail through eucalypts and wattle trees, leading to the sparkling waters of Apsley Waterhole. The water is usually calm and clear, and it’s a lovely way to refresh yourself on a hot summer’s day. A couple of small information booths provide further details about the area. As you descend toward the river, you will pass a path on the right that leads to a campground where there are campfire pits and several places to put up a tent. While fires are permitted here, the use of fuel stoves is recommended to preserve decaying wood and prevent wildfires. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Continue onto Rosedale Road and drive for another 5.8 km
Turn left and drive for another 45 m
Keep right and drive for another 145 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Directions & comments
There is a car park.
After 20 m pass the toilet (10 m on your right).
After another 10 m pass the shelter (6 m on your right).
Then pass the sign (6 m on your right).
After another 220 m continue straight.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This side trip takes you down to the waterhole. Enjoy! To start this optional side trip turn left here. On returning from this side trip continue straight when you get back to this intersection. Details below.