Douglas Gorge in the Douglas-Apsley National Park
Image by Peter Dombrovskis uniquely remastered for Wild Island.
Printed by master fine art printer Simon Olding on Canson Platine Fibre Rag, 100% Cotton Rag archival paper.
The 1980's will stand out as a decade of controversy. While most attention was focused on Tasmania’s western wilderness - the Franklin and Gordon Rivers and their tributaries, and areas such as the Lemonthyme, a quieter campaign achieved the preservation of a different but extraordinary beauty in the east of the state.
The Douglas-Apsley National Park was proclaimed in 1989 and encompasses two ecologically intact dry eucalypt forest catchments in Tasmania. Over half of the state’s eucalypt species and more than 65 bird species are found in the park, as well as many mammals and reptiles.
Flowing south and east around the dolerite outcrop of Nicholls Needle, the Douglas River features rainforest gullies, waterfalls and clear pools, such as this tranquil and unfrequented haven.