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Narawntapu National Park
4.5
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Note: The Visitor Centre is open between 9:30 am and 3:30 pm during winter months, and 9:00 am and 4:00 pm during summer months. Closed Christmas day. Narawntapu National Park offers long wide beaches, coastal and bush walking tracks that are ideal for watching wildlife and spying native flora in its natural environment. Camping, bush walking, fishing, boating and horse riding activities can also be enjoyed. It is advised to approach the Park from C740 off B71. Yorktown Road or C741 is NOT a suitable road for access to the Park.
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wombatdavid
Hobart, Australia2,481 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Couples
We stopped here and did the Archer's Knob round trip which took about 2 hours. You need a parks pass. The office was closed for a long lunchbreak and then it closes at 330pm which was annoying as we wanted to buy some wombat branded stuff. So we timed our walk around all this and in the end, all the wombat branded hats and T-shorts have gone. They claim there are no wombats left but we saw fresh scats... The numbers are much lower due to mange but they are still here!!
Written 20 July 2023
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bobjanh
Brisbane, Australia2,179 contributions
Oct. 2021 • Couples
We spent two nights here staying at the Springlawn campground in our camper trailer. This campground is located near the Visitors centre at the park entry. The Visitrs Centre is excellent: informative and helpful staff where you also pay your camping fees.

The campground was excellent: there are 8 powered sites available which come at a modest price, the campground is well laid out with space between campers: the local marsupials - pademelons and Bennett’s wallabies are ever present: amenities are excellent with flushing toilets, hot water showers ($2 for 4 minutes), and a BBQ facility - exceptional value.

Whilst staying here we did the Springlawn Lake circuit - lots of water, birdlife and Forresters’ kangaroos and the return walk to Archers Knob - terrific views from here, return walk along the beach with a total 10km trip.

Wonderful park - hope to visit again one day.
Written 26 September 2022
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Alice R
Hobart, Australia8,217 contributions
Aug. 2021 • Friends
Picked a beautiful day for a walk, great perspective from the top of the Knob, seeing Bakers Beach and lagoon, the bush smelt lovely with the wattle blooming. It took us 3 1/2hrs and had ice cream afterwards.
Written 22 August 2021
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Philby11
Geelong, Australia181 contributions
Mar. 2021
Do you know how to find this GEM? National Parks Pass required.
Go to Greens Beach, and on the way into town, as you pass the Gold Course/tennis Court on the Right, take the road on the left signposted - Lookout.
Drive along the road - watch out for the speed bumps. At the end enter the park on a gravel (potholed) road. Park at the end and a short 270m uphill walk on a Grade 1 track. EXCELLENT VIEWS. There was no-one there! For the fit walkers, there is another trail down to the Beach, where a LONG walk presents....
Written 26 March 2021
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wombatdavid
Hobart, Australia2,481 contributions
Nov. 2020
This park is so beautiful and quite close to Launceston and Devonport. We did the walk to Archer’s knob where you get lovely views. We returned by the Springlawn and saw kangaroos and a snake. We picked up some merch in the visitor centre with the wombat park logo.
Written 21 November 2020
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Kangaroo_Tom
Bavaria, Germany760 contributions
Feb. 2020
This is real gem of a National Park. Before going there, consider, what you want to do / to spot, and what time might be best for that. Means: think about staying there overnight on a campground. And if you do so, bring enough water and food. I stayed there one night on Springlawn Campground and i can highly recommend doing that. Springlawn has powered sites only, but limited space available.
The Park is quite remote and requires some driving, but it is fully worth it. And: You will have to bring a Parks Pass! There is a onsite-ranger available from 09:00-16:00 in the Visitor Information Center, where you can book your camping, get your ParksPass or the latest updates about the conditions in the park regarding wildlife, walking treks ect. Thanks for the patience :) You can also buy water and ice cream there in a little souvenir-section.
The time i was there, i was asking, where this "lagoon" would be, because i couldn´t see it. The ranger patiently explained to me, that is was dried out completely due to a long lasting drought. There was nothing left than a brown piece of ground where it should have been....so no bird-wonderland for me to watch...:(
After setting up my tent i decided to do the Archer´s Knob walk, where you are rewarded with magnificent views. This walk takes about 2-4 hours return (depending on your fittness-level, walking speed, other activities as wildlife spotting, enjoing the views on top etc.). There are many options how you can "adjust" that walk in length and grade. There is a steeper part, yes, but not very demanding over all. Average fittness will do this.
I came here mainly because of the wildlife, especially the yellow-tailed cockattoos and snakes, and found both. What else is there to spot? (Forester-) Roos, Wallabies, Pademelons, many birds, and, if you are really lucky, quolls and Tassie Devils. And of course beautiful bush/trees, plants and a superb beach.
If you stay there overnight, i recommend visiting the huge grassy area west of the Info-Center (around the corner), there were literally countless roos, wallabies and pademelons during sunset. Sitting quietly amongst them during sunset, was a very special experience. Actually i was also hoping to spot some wombats, but apart from some cubic shaped scats and some abandoned burrows, i couldn´t spot a single wombat, neither during sunset nor later in the dark, and i was walking on both "bigger" lawns. But the area is huge, and they could be anywhere. But since i had spotted literally countless wombats some days before, on Maria Island, i was not too disappointed. But it seems, that most of the wombats in this Park fell victim to mange....that´s really too sad. But there should be at least some left in this area.
Aditional advice: bring insect repellent, since the flies really go crazy there. And: watch your step during your walks, especially during sunshine - there might be snakes sunbathing on your trek....they are super shy, but stepping on them might be possible if they are still in their "warm-up" phase.
You will see many pademelons and wallybies around ("on") the campsite, there were some bowls set up across the sites, filled with water, to provide basic water supplies for the marsupials.
Overall, i enjoyed my time there a lot, and i will definitely go back some day, when the lagoon is filled with water again :). Maybe, then also the wombats will be back?
And: if you stay overnight and have a clear sky: watch the uncredible night-sky...shooting-stars, sattelites...there is a lot going on, up there....
Written 4 March 2020
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Andreas S
Vancouver, Canada20 contributions
Nov. 2019
What a beautiful park. Diverse hiking trails from the bush, sandy beaches, hills to open fields of Kangaroo herds.
I was just awestruck that we could walk through groups of Kangaroo in the wild just 20 meters away from us.
Written 11 February 2020
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Matthew seldon
Perth, Australia43 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Couples
Fantastic area, visitor centre has lots of information on the area also provide free maps, (also has lots of leaflets on other areas to explore in Tasmania). It also has a small gift shop. There is good parking toilets and seatings area. There was a few walks which are all signed posted with direction of travel and distance plus approx time from start. Can get a good mix of beach walks, bush or both. Lots of wildlife that lives in the area and the also have some viewing and bird watching areas set up. Had a enjoyable exploration. Would definitely recommend to anyone that likes walking or wildlife/ nature.
Written 2 February 2020
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OreoOreOreOO
Hong Kong, China9 contributions
Dec. 2019 • Couples
The beach is nice but there is more nice beach in Tassi. Probably worth more if you plan to camp in the area. Didn’t see any creatures during day time. If you’re planning to camp during summer time, do check the park website as you’ll need to enter a draw for camping space.
The day we go was super windy, didn’t stay long, wind blows the sand all over my face.
Written 31 January 2020
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Thanks for the review OreoHk. Unfortunately our creatures tend to come out at night, as they are nocturnal. There is also no need to check the website for camping, we do NOT have a ballot system and camping is always available in the Park.
Written 1 February 2020
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Annie W
2,398 contributions
Jan. 2020
Good path but steep walk to the breathtaking lookout to see crystal clear water and a sandy beach on one side and sheer cliffs on the other. Nice to see a container of water left out for the wildlife and we were lucky enough to see a wallaby drinking from it and when we got back the wallaby was checking out our car in the carpark, bonus.
Written 8 January 2020
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