Mount Archer National Park Capricorn

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Things to do

    Camping and accommodation

    Camping

    Camping is not permitted in Mount Archer National Park.

    Other accommodation

    There is a range of holiday accommodation in and around Rockhampton. For more information see the tourism information links below.

    Walking

    You can explore Mount Archer's summit on two short walks within the council-managed Fraser Park, starting from the picnic area.

    Walks within Fraser Park

    Walking Track Circuit (Grade: Easy, wheelchair-accessible)

    Distance: 500 m circuit

    Time: Allow 20 minutes

    Details: Enjoy spectacular views from two lookouts. From one you can look west over Rockhampton and the Fitzroy River, and from the other you can look east as far as the coast. The track starts near the toilets.

    Bracken Fern Way (Grade: Easy)

    Distance: 1.4 km return

    Time: Allow 45 minutes

    Details: From the lower end of the picnic area, you can walk to Grasstree Lookout to see the three peaks of Mounts Badger, Sleipner and Berserker.

    Walks within the national park

    Sleipner Lookout Walk (Grade: Moderate)

    Distance: 2.4 km return

    Time: Allow 1 hour

    Details: Enjoy the first section of the Zamia Walk to Sleipner Lookout to see the distinct pointy peak of Mount Sleipner and its spectacular surrounds. The return walk is uphill and can be challenging.

    Zamia Walk (Grade: Difficult)

    Distance: 14 km one-way

    Time: Allow up to 5 hours

    Details: The full Zamia Walk is a long descent from the top of Mount Archer, through the national park to the park's lower entrance. It is best to walk this track from top to bottom and arrange to be picked up at the lower exit at German Street (refer to map (PDF, 103.1KB) ).

    Picnic and day use areas

    Enjoy a picnic at Fraser Park, on Mount Archer's summit. Rockhampton Regional Council manages this park and day use area. Picnic tables, barbecues and wood, drinking water and toilets are provided.

    Viewing wildlife

    Mount Archer is home to a variety of woodland birds including vulnerable powerful owls. Glossy black-cockatoos can also be seen feeding on she-oak seeds. If you wait quietly, you may see unadorned rock-wallabies come to drink from Moores Creek in the early morning and late afternoon. Keep alert and remain quiet—you might be surprised by what you find at Mount Archer.

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