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Mount William National Park is a Tasmanian national park situated in Eastern Tasmania. Although the name of the park may make you think that the park is more known for a mountain, the park is known for its beaches.

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History

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Landscape

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Flora and fauna

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The park has a diverse flora. Hundreds of different species have been identified so far. During spring and summer, the plant populations impress with their abundance of flowers. Many plants in the park depend on regular fires for stock regeneration. The sand dunes are home to succulent creepers and specialized grasses. Common tree species are black gum (Eucalyptus amygdalina), Eucalyptus ovata and banksia . In addition, the conspicuous grass trees are a common species of wood in the national park.

The national park was established in 1973 to protect the endangered Forester kangaroo. In the park you can observe wallabies, wombats and the Tasmanian devil although the latter is not easy to spot due to its nocturnal lifestyle.

Climate

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Visitor information

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Get in

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From St Helens, take C843 Ansons Bay Road and then C846 up till the park.

Fees and permits

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To enter any national park in Tasmania, you'll need to have a valid park pass to enter the park, which can be found on the Parks Tasmania website. There are numerous passes available, depending on your needs. The fees are up-to-date as of February 2024.

A Daily Pass is usually valid for 24 hours and is usable in all parks, although it does not include access to Cradle Mountain. This is particularly useful if you're going to numerous nearby parks. A pass for your vehicle covers up to 8 occupants; you only need the per-person pass if you arrive outside a vehicle.

  • Per vehicle: $44.75.
  • Per person (≥5 years): $22.35.

If you stay in Tasmania for a few weeks and want to visit several national parks, the Holiday Pass is valid for up to two months. This also includes Cradle Mountain.

  • Per vehicle: $89.50.
  • Per person (≥5 years): $44.75.

There is also the Annual Park Pass, which is valid in all parks, including Cradle Mountain.

  • $95.30 in general.
  • $76.25 for concession holders.
  • $38.10 for seniors.

If you only plan to frequently revisit one park for 12 months, it costs $48.70 for a regular adult and $38.95 for concession holders. This excludes Cradle Mountain.

Passes can either be purchased through passes.parks.tas.gov.au, in any national park visitor centre, some travel information centres, onboard Spirit of Tasmania vessels, and Service Tasmania centres.

Get around

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Map
Map of Mount William National Park

See

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  • 1 Eddystone Point Lighthouse, 2986 Eddystone Point Rd, Eddystone. Eddystone Point (Q19873099) on Wikidata Eddystone Point on Wikipedia
  • The Bay of Fires

Do

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Buy

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Eat

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There are no eateries in Mount William National Park; all food will need to be brought with you.

Drink

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Sleep

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Lodging

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Camping

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There are several campgrounds in the park. See parks.tas for a list of them. As of 2022, the fees are:

  • $13 for one two 2 people per night
  • $5 for each additional adult, 18 and over
  • $2.50 for each additional child aged 5-17
  • Free for those under five

For a family (2 adults, 3 children), it's $16

Backcountry

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Stay safe

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Go next

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Routes via Mount William National Park
Gladstone NW C843 S  Bay of FiresSt Helens



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