Mt. William National Park is located in far North East Tasmania, and has a long stretch of coastline starting from the spectacular Musselroe Bay in the north through to Anson’s Bay in the south.
You can see an amazing diversity of animals here. Forester kangaroos, now largely restricted to the north-east of the State, are abundant, and wombats, wallabies, pademelons and echidnas are also common. Constant grazing by the large population of marsupials keeps trees and shrubs from becoming established, and maintains large areas of open ‘lawn’ throughout the National Park.
Coastal heathlands and woodlands, which dominate the National Park, present hundreds of different plant species, many of which flower colourfully in spring and summer. As a result, bird life is rich and varied, with nearly 100 species occurring here.
Mt William is also an excellent area for observing sea birds, and although not common, both white-bellied sea eagles and wedge-tailed eagles can sometimes be spotted soaring overhead.
Getting There – From Launceston, travel to Gladstone via Scottsdale or Bridport, and continue for about 17 km past Gladstone on unsealed roads to the park entrance.
Tasmanian National Parks Pass Required.
Please, no pets.
Observe fire restrictions when in place.
‘Leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but photographs.’
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