Mt William National Park

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Mt William National Park information

The little-known, isolated Mt William National Park brings together long sandy beaches, low ridges and coastal heathlands – visit during spring or early summer when the wildflowers are at their bloomin’ best. The highest point, Mt William (1½-hour return walk), stands only 216m tall, yet projects your gaze over land and sea. The area was declared a national park in 1973, primarily to protect Tasmania’s remaining Forester (eastern grey) kangaroos that were nearly wiped out by disease in the 1950s and ’60s (they’ve been breeding themselves silly ever since). Activities on offer in the area include bird-watching and wildlife-spotting, fishing, swimming, surfing and diving.