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Narawntapu NP
Archers Knob Walk

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We spent the last couple of days of our holiday in Tasmania at the Narawntapu National Park, mainly because of the great reviews in Google and also the weather was predicted to be sunny and warm in this area. After setting up our caravan we noticed how affected the area was by the drought, and that the lizards seemed to be quite thirsty as well.  The ranger suggested  that we place some containers of water around our site.  We soon had friends coming to drink and they were reasonably tame.  So I've included some photos taken, below.

We  did the Archers Knob walk.  This walk skirts the lake with a off-shoot to a bird hide before winding its way up and around Archers Knob where there are great 360  views.  The walk then heads back along the same track before splitting into 3 options. Returning the same way we came was ruled out as was the the beach walk due to strong sea breezes.  We chose the Springlawn loop option, where you head back on the opposite side of the lake which takes you through the large kangaroo habitat.  The drought is obvious here with minimal grass, large amounts of kangaroo scats and  a very receded lake edge. 

We enjoyed our stay and walk, I'm sure you will too!

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Lizard - very thirsty!    
     
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Interested in us, but not worried    
  Red Bellied Pademelon - Tasmanian endemic  
Red Bellied Pademelon - very thirsty    
     
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Red Bellied Pademelon - joey's tail popping out   Mum and Joey
     
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Start of Walk Dry and sandy track  
  Dry swamp area, no need for a bridge at the moment  
    Interesting signage
     
  Great to see track signage Turn right for the bird hide
  Quite dry - usually very wet!  
Inside the bird hide Views from the bird hide Views from the bird hide
Views from the bird hide Views from the bird hide Views from the bird hide
Views from the bird hide Views from the bird hide Views from the bird hide
  Bees in action  
  Back to the main track So cute! Mum and Joey
  Mum, I need you! Safe now!
    Views of the lake
     
Hello!    
A seat - Perfect for bird and wildlife watching   Dragon Fly - amazingly staying put
     
     
  Will turn here on our return from Archers knob  
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
Track sign - time to turn left   The knob is ahead - I think!
     
  The sea comes into view  
     
     
     
     
     
  Track to the top!  
     
     
     
View back towards our camp    
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
Panorama    
     
     
The top! Some considered photos and sharing these with family via whattsapp.  
     
     
     
Heading back down the track    
     
     
     
     
     
Springlawn track - our way back.    
     
Panorama   Out off the bush into an open plain
     
     
     
Kangaroo's    
     
     
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lake edge - showing the signs of drought    
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  Parks office and car park.  
     
Bird hide    
     
     
     
     
     
Parks office and car park.    
     
Quoll - running away    
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Superb Fairy Whren    
     
    Back to camp

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