Things to do
Camping is not permitted in Mount Archer National Park.
There is a range of holiday accommodation in and around Rockhampton. For more information see the tourism information links below.
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 ).
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.
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.
- Read more about the area's nature, culture and history.