Jul
06
2013

Wander Narawntapu National Park

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Narawntapu National Park is one of Tasmania's real gems. Full of tree, plant and wildlife, it's a feast for the senses.

The landscape consists of marshes, heathlands and vast, grassy plains. The Park spans for 4,349 hectares and because of its variety of landscapes, it so plays host to a diverse set of birds and creatures. Ducks, waders, honeyeaters, sea birds, and even black cockatoos and green rosellas are just some of what's out there.

In terms of animals, you're bound to spot something – maybe a kangaroo, wallaby, pademelon or wombat – and they're usually very friendly.

One of the best ways of exploring this environment is on foot. There's really nothing like strolling through beautiful surrounds, listening to bird calls and keeping an eye out for any curious animals.

The trails you can head out on range from under two hours, to the more strenuous walks which can take six to eight hours return, with the Coastal Traverse taking seven to nine hours one way.

If you're keen to stay on site so that you can experience the beauty of the Park for more than just one day, camping facilities are available at Springlawn, the horse yards, Bakers Point and Koybaa. Most of the sites have basic amenities such as tables and toilets and some sites will have designated fire places.

Our pick for the gentlest walk at Narawntapu would be the Bird Hide Walk, which is an easy half hour return trip that will take you from the Springlawn Visitor Centre to the Paperbark Swamp, and over a board walk to the lagoon bird hide where you can observe some of the local feathered friends.

For a more challenging trek, head on the Point Vision Track which will take you to the highest parts of the range, reaching heights of nearly 400 metres. Breathe in the surrounds and remember to pack your camera so you'll always have a token to remind you of this area's beauty.
A National Parks Pass is required to use any of the area’s facilities and leisure spots.

The varied landscapes of the park

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