Mount Archer National Park Capricorn

Photo credit: © Nathan White Images

About Mount Archer

    Glossy black cockatoo

    Glossy black cockatoo, Mount Archer National Park.

    Photo credit: Queensland Government

    Park features

    Mount Archer National Park protects bushland remnants in the Berserker Ranges, a scenic backdrop to Rockhampton. At 604m above sea level, Mount Archer is the highest peak and provides spectacular views of the city and the surrounding ranges. The park covers 4250ha of open forest and woodland communities dominated by eucalypts, with a large pocket of dry rainforest in the deeply incised Moores Creek valley. The dry rainforest communities are areas of high conservation value and include several plant species with restricted distributions.

    Looking after the park

    Help protect Mount Archer National Park for generations to come, by observing the following guidelines.

    • Leave pets at home. They disturb wildlife and may become lost or injured.
    • Take your rubbish with you. It is unsightly and can harm wildlife.
    • Let animals find their own food. Feeding animals encourages them to be aggressive towards people.
    • Leave mountain bikes, trail bikes and all-terrain-vehicles outside the park. They erode tracks, damage vegetation and put other visitors at risk.
    • Avoid damaging plants or disturbing wildlife. All things, living and dead, are protected in the national park.

    See the guidelines on caring for parks for more information about protecting our environment and heritage in parks.

    Park management

    The department is responsible for Mount Archer National Park. Rockhampton Regional Council manages Fraser Park, on Mount Archer's summit.

    The Berserker Wilderness Land Management Advisory Committee, comprised of various stakeholders including the department, has prepared a Pest Management Plan, Fire Strategy and Community Action Plan. The plans allow for the managed use of Mount Archer National Park and the surrounding areas.

    Tourism information links

    Capricorn Spire Visitor Information Centre
    Tropic of Capricorn Spire, Gladstone Road, Rockhampton QLD
    ph (07) 4936 8000

    For tourism information for all regions in Queensland see Queensland Holidays.

    • There are currently no park alerts for this park.