Mount Archer National Park is a national park in Central Queensland, Australia, 522 kilometres (324 mi) northwest of Brisbane. It makes up the backdrop to the city of Rockhampton which marks the start of Tropical Queensland.Using our online itinerary creator, Rockhampton attractions like Mount Archer National Park can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
It comprises 4250 ha of open forests and woodland and its highest peak is Mount Archer which stands at 604m above sea level. The Darumbal tribe Raki-warra clan considers the park as a part of its traditional country. It was explored by the Archer brothers in 1853 and was later named after them. In 1898, the site of the park was set aside as a water reserve and a timber reserve in 1940. The grazing went on until 1985 and later the area came under the supervision of the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. It became an environmental park in 1987 and was declared a national park in 1994.
The vegetation is mostly open eucalypt woodland with patches of vine scrub. The rufous shrikethrush, white-browed scrubwren, powerful owl and glossy black cockatoo are some of the bird species found in the park.
A road leads to the summit of Mount Archer, where there are a few bushwalking and rock climbing opportunities.
Mount Archer National Park Reviews
Just a short drive out of the city to find this. The walk to the lookouts was easy (suitable for prams and wheelchairs). The views from all lookouts was spectacular. more »
Mt Archer is a well maintained walk track and view platform, kept very clean, worth the time to explore the area and magnificent views across the town more »
What a place! Great views. Walks through the bush. Plenty of people walk, run and bike up the road. The new raised walkway is a fantastic addition. Definitely worth a look too get your bearings or to get close to nature.
Very beautiful, wish people didn't leave their rubbish lying around everywhere.
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