Nov
14
2013

Top 3 photo spots at Narawntapu National Park

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Whether you want to snap a photo of a wild wombat or two, or want a permanent reminder of your romantic horseback ride, there are plenty of picture perfect locations at Narawntapu National Park.

Here are the top places to take out your camera when you visit 'Tasmania's Serengeti'.

The Springlawn

The centre of the National Park is a hub for wildlife, so you will easily be able to take a few good snaps of Tasmania's beautiful critters.

Beautiful birds such as robins, wrens and fantails can often be spotted around the Springlawn and since camping is permitted in this area, why not stay a night and enjoy the morning chorus?

Similarly, many of the native marsupials also frequent the Springlawn. See if you can spot a Forester kangaroo, Bennetts wallaby, pademelon or wombat.

These wild animals are used to humans so you should be able to line up a good shot – as long as you are quiet.

These creatures are best seen at dusk, so make sure your camera is on the right setting. The sight of these marsupials coming out for feeding time in the Springlawn is worth staying for.

Another thing to remember if you plan on doing some wildlife photography is that these animals can get sick from eating processed food, so ignore the urge to feed them.

Bakers Beach

Composed of beach and active dune sand, this space also has areas of vegetation on the beach sand ridges.

Bakers Beach is popular for swimming and line fishing, which makes it a great place to take some action shots.

There are picnic tables available, which could be a great place to take a photo of your significant other enjoying a delicious meal, or perhaps a picture of your partner on a horse is more your idea of a great holiday snap?

The National Park permits horse riding, so saddle up! Don't forget to book early with one of the area's commercial horse riding operators as spots can fill up quickly.

If you are planning on bringing a horse into the park you will need to give the park ranger 48 hours notice.

Discover historical evidence of human life all over the park.  Artefacts at Narawntapu have been traced back 30,000 years so if you can spot anything be sure to take a quick snap – your friends back home are sure to be impressed.

The Lagoon

This is a popular spot for birdwatchers and for good reason. There are seven differnet species of ducks to be found in this area alone.

So get a prime position at the Melaleuca Bird Hide and snap away. A bird hide is the name for the camouflaged shelter used to observe wildlife at close range.

Herons, cormorants, coots, swans, bitterns and grebes are some of the many water-birds that can be spotted in the area.

You may want to ensure that your camera has a zoom feature as these birds can often be spotted at a distance.

If you don't get your ornithological fix at the lagoon, you could head down to the beach and see if you can spot any oystercatchers, gulls, terns, hooded plovers or the endangered Tasmanian wedge-tailed eagle.

Before you head off to explore the beautiful scenery this national park has to offer, make sure that you have your Park Pass organised.

Just pop down to the visitors centre at the Bakers Beach road entrance and pick one up.

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