Mt William National Park, TAS: Destination Guide

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Long stretches of white sandy beach, friendly wallabies, beautiful scenery and rugged bush walks in the remote north-east of Tasmania make for a true Tassie camping adventure.

Read on to discover the best things to do and see in Mt William or find and book accommodation in Tasmania today.

About Mt William National Park

Rising to only 216m, Mt William is one of Tassie’s flattest ‘mountains’, a shortcoming that has led to locals affectionately referring to the peak as ‘Bill Hill’. The peak is located in the northern section of Tasmania’s famous Bay of Fires but lacks the crowds of the south, making it the perfect choice for a secluded escape in picturesque surrounds.

Things to do in Mt William National Park

Mt William is made for travellers who live for the great outdoors. Enjoy afternoons fishing, surfing, diving or bushwalking, or partake is some bird watching and wildlife spotting. The coastal region is inhabited by a large population of marsupials, including wombats, Forester kangaroos, Tasmanian pademelons and wallabies, and is rich in bird life, with wedge tailed and sea eagles not an uncommon sight.

Attractions in Mt William National Park

Eddystone Point Lighthouse

The coastline has hosted a number of shipwrecks, and so Eddystone Point Lighthouse was built in 1889 to prevent more ships from experiencing a similar fate. The lighthouse is definitely worth a look as it is in excellent condition and the clifftop views from Eddystone Point are spectacular.

Ansons Bay

For an exhilarating 4WD experience, head offroad at Eddystone Point and make your way down the 4WD track to Ansons Bay. Signs are non-existent along the track so it is a matter of trial and error when navigating, but your persistence will be rewarded with stunning views of the beach.

Bill Hill

While by no means a challenging hike, the trek up Mt William is an enjoyable walk with a payoff in the form of spectacular views. The narrow track winds its way through dense scrub, with wild mushrooms growing everywhere. The walk is an easy one, with just the last 50m going up a steep hill.

George Rocks

For some of the state’s best diving, head to George Rocks. The area is comprised of three adjacent granite inlets, each encompassing rich reefs.

Getting to Mt William National Park

Located in Tasmania’s north east, Mt William is around 110km north east of Launceston.

By Car

Travel from Launceston to Gladstone, then drive down gravel roads C843 and C845 for 17km to reach the Park’s northern entrance.

When to visit Mt William National Park

The best time of year to visit the Bay of Fires is between September and April when the weather is at its best.

Where to stay in Mt William National Park

There are six camping grounds available in Mt William, including Deep Creek and Stumpy’s 1 and 3. For more accommodation options in and around Mt William click here.