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Go beyond the Waterhole.

We enjoyed our walk to the Doug Aspley Gorge. It takes about 2 to 3 hours return. Walk towards the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Brisbane, Australia
Enjoyable Walk

Because of a few negative comments, we nearly didn’t go to the waterhole but I’m glad that we did... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2018
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our walk to the Doug Aspley Gorge. It takes about 2 to 3 hours return. Walk towards the waterhole, most people do this but do go beyond over the rock and walk through the forest and listen to the birds. Then descend into...More

Thank Helloworld1965
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Because of a few negative comments, we nearly didn’t go to the waterhole but I’m glad that we did. On the drive in, quite a few trees have been cleared which is a shame but it’s a picturesque drive nonetheless. From the car park it’s...More

Thank liberty5556
Reviewed 2 May 2018

The waterhole is only a short walk and is just stunning. The walk to tbe gorge wasn't as difficult as I'd expected. Gorgeous trees and ferns along the way and the gorge was such a beautiful place to enjoy our lunch. A definite must do...More

1  Thank dianneleo1982
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Walked the main track to the gorge. The legs got a great work out going up and down! With the river so low we rock hopped our way back along the riverbed. Stopping for a quiet secluded swim in one of the rock pools. 6km...More

Thank Cameron D
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

The drive involves dirt road around 6km. The water hole is fine. But not a must see. Skip if u dont have much time.

Thank markchanchan
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

I went early for a solo walk down to the waterhole and then on to the gorge and return by same track. No one else around so very peaceful. Easy 3 hour walk including spending an hour having a good look around at the gorge....More

1  Thank chris s
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Visited the national park on a warm day. Didn't do the walk along the gorge but we headed straight to the waterhole which is only a 10 min walk. The water is crystal clear and there were many people swimming in there. There are actually...More

Thank Jane Z
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Just went for a walk to the water hole. Nice spot for a swim in a fresh water. Next time I'll do the great walk. Don't forget your National Park pass.

Thank Katita99
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

Totally not worth it. In the end of trail there is nothing to see at all. Nothing. Worst walk in my life! Better try any other Tasmanian NP.

Thank Oleg S
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Great park. Excellent walk up the Ridge and back down the canyon to the swimming hole . You can drink the water from the river. Lots of nice private spots for a swim or picnic

Thank buxtonred
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