This walk begins near the Douglas-Apsley National Park parking area on Rosedale Road, Bicheno, leading to the Apsley Waterhole and Apsley Gorge via the tracks of the same name. Starting as a gentle stroll through open woodland, this walk reaches the Apsley Waterhole where you can take a dip in the delightfully clear water. The walk crosses the river and leads you up through dry, open forest, before descending back to the river at the Apsley Gorge. This walk has a couple of gentle hill sections and a few steps, but for the most part it is fairly flat. The dirt track can become slightly slippery after rain. Some mild scrambling and rock hopping may be required at the river bed. 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.