Archers Knob Track is a 3 - 4 hour circuit in the Narawntapu National Park of some 9-kilometres in length via Bakers Beach, or 2–2.5 hours return if you do the shorter walk. There is a Bird Hide walk that is perfect for smaller children and that is just 30 mins return. Archers Knob is considered a grade 2 walk and is suitable for most ages, and most levels of bushwalking experience. The track is a hardened, compacted surface that has a gentle hill section and occasional steps. Please note a valid parks pass is required for entry to Tasmania's national parks, and therefore to complete the Archers Knob walk. Archers Knob and the Narawntapu National Park is easily reached via a 30-minute drive from Devonport. Take the Frankford Road (B71) to the junction of Bakers Beach Rd (C740) and follow to the Narawntapu National Park - the national park is well-signposted. This Archers Knob Track features birds and a beach, and also a superb lookout with possibly the best views in the Park. From the Narawntapu National Park visitor centre, you can gently stroll through a paperbark swamp on easy to walk raised boardwalk, to the Springlawn bird hide. As well as birds, you may see wallabies and pademelons. Travel on to the 114 m high Archers Knob, which is reached via a well-constructed and signposted zigzag track. There are excellent panoramic views of the beach, Springlawn and beyond. You can simply retrace your steps back to the visitor centre, or for a longer circuit walk, divert via the signposted track to popular Bakers Beach, which is a haven for campers, picnickers, fishermen and for swimming. Exit the beach at access track number 3 along the road or track 1 back through the bird hide. Both tracks take you back to the visitor centre. Please note, the walk to the Bird Hide, with assistance, may suit some wheelchair users - the rest of the walk to Archers Knob is not wheelchair friendly.
During summer, keep a close eye out for snakes which are common in the Narawntapu National Park. Click for information on camping Narawntapu National Park.
Excellent camping available at multiple locations within the Narawntapu National Park - Horseyards, Bakers Beach Springlawn & Koybaa
3-4 hours for longest walk
Region of Tasmania
Narawntapu National Park Visitor Centre
Type Of Walk
Duckboard, Dirt, Combination