Archers Knob Track Narawntapu
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Archers Knob Track Narawntapu

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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.

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  • Camping URL

  • Camping Comments

    Excellent camping available at multiple locations within the Narawntapu National Park - Horseyards, Bakers Beach Springlawn & Koybaa

  • Walk Time

    3-4 hours for longest walk

  • Region of Tasmania

    North West

  • Shelter

    Yes

  • Picnic Table

    Yes

  • Toilets

    Yes

  • Loop

    Yes

  • Start Location

    Narawntapu National Park Visitor Centre

  • Type Of Walk

    Duckboard, Dirt, Combination

  • Water

    Yes

  • Camping Available

    Yes

  • Distance

    9 kilometres

  • Walk Difficulty

    Moderate

  • Mobile Reception

    Yes

  • Pets Allowed

    No

  • National Park

    Yes

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