Mount Archer National Park Capricorn

Open eucalypt forest dominates the elevated areas of Mount Archer National Park. Photo credit: Bryce Millar © Queensland Government

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.

    • Respect First Nation people’s culture. Mount Archer (Nurim) and the Berserker Range represents thousands of years of living culture and is of special significance to the Darumbal people. This landscape is easily damaged and irreplaceable—please travel lightly through Country.
    • Keep wildlife wild. Never feed native animals. Our food scraps affect their health and may cause them to harass visitors and other animals.
    • Avoid damaging plants and disturbing wildlife. All things, living and dead, are protected in the national park.
    • Leave your pets at home. Domestic animals disturb wildlife and are not permitted in the national park.
    • Do not leave or bury your rubbish. Take it with you when you leave. Rubbish bins are not provided.
    • Leave mountain bikes and trail bikes outside the park. They erode tracks, damage vegetation and put other visitors at risk. There are no authorised bike tracks within the National Park and the use of them may lead to On-The-Spot fines.
    • Stay on the marked trails. Taking shortcuts damages the environment and causes erosion.
    • Limit the spread of pests and soil pathogens. Ensure your shoes, clothes and hiking equipment is clean and free of seeds, soil and insects (including ants and their eggs) before arriving.

    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 and the Zamia trail. Rockhampton Regional Council manages Fraser Park and the walk to Grasstree lookout, on Mount Archer's summit.

    For enquires relating to the use of Fraser Park for events and ceremonies contact the Rockhampton Regional Council.

    Tourism information links

    Explore Rockhampton Visitor Information Centre
    176 Gladstone Road, Rockhampton Qld 4700
    ph: (07) 4936 8000

    Capricorn Coast Visitor Information Centre
    Ross Creek Roundabout, Scenic Highway, Yeppoon QLD 4703
    Phone: (07) 4939 4888 or 1800 675 785

    Central Highlands Visitor Information Centre
    3 Clermont St, Emerald
    Phone: (07) 4982 4142

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

    • There are currently no park alerts for this park.