A walker on the track from Archer knob to Bakers Beach in Narawntapu National Park.
Archers Knob track to Bakers Beach (photograph: Jess Bonde)

Narawntapu National Park

Abundant wildlife in a coastal haven.

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Planned event: Narawntapu - Springlawn Area Closure
Applies from 23/2/2023
​​​​The Springlawn Area will be closed to the public in respect to a cultural activity on the following dates:

​2pm Thursday 23​ February 2023 - 2pm Saturday 25 February 20223

Alternate access to the Bird Hide and Archers Knob walking track are available via Bakers Beach carpark 1.

For enquiries, please visit the Narawntapu National Park Visitor Centre or call 6428 6277.

Last reviewed 31/1/2023 11:23 AM


Fire ban: Campfire restrictions 2022 - 2023
Applies from 20/12/2022

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Campfire restrictions are in place for this site.  This means you will not be able to use campfires, pot fires and other solid fuel stoves. Gas stoves and gas barbecues are still permitted.

Unattended or poorly constructed campfires can escape and become bushfires. Campfire restrictions ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable camping experience.

For more information see our Campfire restrictions news page, the Campfire safety and restrictions webpage, or view the State Fire Restrictions map for 2022-2023.​

 Campfire restrictions 2022 - 2023 (PDF 2Mb)

Last reviewed 15/12/2022 10:04 AM


About

​Wide open plains that are abundant in wildlife create a wonderful location to meet some of Tasmania’s friendliest locals. Narawntapu National Park is a great place to get to know the local marsupials and you’ll likely spot Forester kangaroos, Bennetts​ wallabies and pademelons​ grazing or resting on the open grassland near the visitor centre at Springlawn.

Narawntapu’s landscapes are diverse, including coastal heathlands and grasslands, wetlands and dry sclerophyll woodlands. This variety in turn attracts many bird species, including honeyeaters, green rosellas, black cockatoos, raptors, robins, wrens and fantails.

Walking within Narawntapu rewards visitors with vistas of long sweeping beaches set against a unique Tasmanian coastal landscape. Enjoy a day of wandering along to Archers Knob for the best views in the Park or take a stroll at dusk around Spring​lawn Nature Walk. For more of a relaxing day, spend time beachcombing along Bakers Beach then stay the night and enjoy some of the best camping in Tasmania.

With its diverse scenery, plentiful native wildlife and cosy coastal camping opportunities, this understated national park leaves a lasting impression.

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​Narawntapu is the ideal location for nature lovers to experience Tasmania's wildlife in a variety of coastal environments.

The main park entrance and central visitor facilities are located at Springlawn; here you'll find a Visitor Centre with interactive, interpretive displays, park office, and full picnic and toilet facilities. The Springlawn barbeque facilities are free of charge. There are additional picnic facilities at Bakers Point and Badger Head, and toilets are also available at Griffiths Point and Bakers Point.

The peaceful coastal waters of Bakers Beach and Springlawn Beach are generally safe for swimming. They are also popular locations for line fishing. Please note that beaches are unpatrolled; exercise care and check conditions prior to entering the water​.

​Narawntapu is best explored on foot, with many different walk options for all walker experience levels. For those interested in exploring more challenging bushwalks, there are a number of fire trail walks inland from Springlawn, providing a change of scenery as you ​walk through a variety of bushland. Views over Bass Strait and inland to the Western Tiers are obtained from between vegetation, at the higher points of the track.

Narawntapu is a popular location for horse riding, with holding yards and a 26 kilometre return trail for visitors to use. A permit is required to bring a horse into the park, and this can be obtained by contacting the Visitor Centre. Bookings must be made for use of the yards at least 48 hours in advance. For more information on horse riding in Tasmania, see our ​Horse riding activity page.

Experiences in Narawntapu National Park

Narawntapu National Park

Archers Knob

See some of the best views in the Park from the superb Archers Knob lookout. This walk is a beautiful combination of birds, beach, and paperbark swamp.

3-3.5 hours circuit (9km) via Bakers Beach, or 2–2.5 hours return., Grade 2
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Narawntapu National Park

Bird Hide Walk

Stroll through the undercover of a paperbark forest, along a boardwalk and into the bird hide on Narawntapu National Parks most popular short walk.

30 minutes return, 2 km, Grade 1
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Coastal Traverse, Bakers Beach

Narawntapu National Park

Coastal Traverse

Why drive when you can walk? Follow the coastal border of Narawntapu National Park between Bakers Beach and Greens Beach for an epic day-long adventure.

7 to 9 hours, 21 km one way, Grade 3
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Coastal view from Badger Head, Narawntapu National Park

Narawntapu National Park

Copper Cove/ Badger Head walk

A coastal walk featuring superb views and a variety of wildflowers.

6 to 8 hours return, Approximately 23 km return, Grade 3
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Fishing on the rocks at Friendly Beaches, Freycinet National Park

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Fishing

Tasmania has a wealth of excellent inland and ocean fishing locations where you can cast your line.

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Horse riding, Bakers beach Narawntapu

Hobart and South, Launceston and North, North West

Horse riding

Explore sites around Tasmania where you can experience our wilderness on horseback.

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Forester kangaroo on the beach at narawntapu national park

Narawntapu National Park

Narawntapu discovery ranger program

Discovery rangers are coming to Narawntapu National Park this summer to teach eager visitors about this wonderful location and its flora and fauna.

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Bennetts wallaby, Narawntapu National Park

Narawntapu National Park

Point Vision Track

Located in Narawntapu National Park, The Point Vision Track takes you to the highest accessible summit of the Asbestos Range, and provides stunning coastal views across the Port Sorell estuary.

5 to 7 hours return, 15 km return, Grade 4
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Bird Hide walk, Narawntapu National Park

Narawntapu National Park

Springlawn Nature Walk

Meander around the Springlawn lagoon, abundant in wildlife and ideal for birdwatching and photography.

2 hours circuit, 4.8 km circuit, Grade 2
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Wedding at Highfield Historic Site

East coast, Hobart and South, Launceston and North, North West

Weddings

Tasmania's parks and reserves can make for a beautiful backdrop for your special day. See some of our favourite locations for simple, outdoor wedding ceremonies, through to full packages offered by Highfield Historic Site.

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Accommodation

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  • Narawntapu camping

There are a number of campsites at Narawntapu National Park, suited to both tent and campervan stays. This peaceful, coastal setting is full of opportunities for viewing native fauna, fishing, boating, walking and the perfect base for your explorations of the North-West Coast.

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Campervan at a powered site, Narawntapu National Park

Narawntapu camping

News and Events

What's happening in Narawntapu National Park

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Campfire restrictions in place for 2022 - 2023

Campfire restrictions will come into place for high-risk campgrounds from December 20, 2022. Plan ahead and check if your summer campgrounds are affected.

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