Narawntapu National Park has low coastal ranges and long-stretching beaches, located east of Devonport, Tasmania.
It is an ideal location to see rare Forester kangaroos, wombats, pademelons and Bennetts wallabies and even Tasmanian devils grazing on the coastal plains.
The park has a rich concentration of birds including robins, wrens and fantails or you may hear the sharp call of golden whistlers. At least one pair of the endangered Tasmanian wedge-tailed eagle and white-bellied sea eagles are often seen. Spend some time camping in the park at Bakers Beach, where you can enjoy excellent campgrounds, picnic area and wildlife viewing areas. Visit Penguin Island, which is accessible at low tide, but be aware that strong rips occur around the island. At low tide you can access Rabbit Island. Wander the historic farm in the park, and explore the wetlands, dunes and lagoons, each with environment home to a variety of plants and animals.
Current park passes must be purchased for entry to Tasmania’s national parks. For full details visit the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife website.
Access to the western end of the park is via the Frankford Highway and is less than one hours’ drive from Launceston (68 kilometres/48 miles).