Camp with wildlife at Narawntapu National Park

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If you are looking for an opportunity to get back to nature over the summer break, there's no better place than Tasmania – especially if you want a close encounter with some of the state's most fascinating wildlife!

Narawntapu National Park – which was formerly known as Asbestos Range – spans a total of 4,349 hectares on Tasmania's northern coast and is a brilliant place to spot creatures of all sizes.

If you are travelling with children, they will love the opportunity to see wombats, pademelons, Forester kangaroos and Bennetts wallabies.

These animals are particularly active at dawn and dusk and – if you are quiet – they are relatively calm and comfortable when people are present.

While you should not feed the animals, it is a great chance to get a firsthand experience of some of Australia's famous wildlife.

When you're not wombat-spotting or looking for kangaroos, you'll find Narawntapu National Park is also a great place to enjoy a coastal walk, take a swim or try your luck at line fishing.

You will find camping is permitted at Springlawn, Griffiths Point and Bakers Point. These facilities – which include a choice of powered or unpowered sites – are located in the park's western section and campers will need to self-register at the Springlawn information hut.

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