The Darumbal Aboriginal people welcome you to their traditional country and ask that you respect and enjoy this special place.
Practical advice offered by local walkers is to drive to the summit of Mount Archer and walk the downward slope - your legs will thank you after you have finished the five-hour, 14 kilometre one-way adventure.... more
Mount Archer is home to a variety of woodland birds including the vulnerable powerful owl. Glossy black cockatoos can also be seen feeding on she-oak seeds. If you wait quietly, you may see unadorned rock-wallabies come to drink from Moores Creek in the early morning and late afternoon.
The dry rainforest communities are areas of high conservation value and include several plant species with restricted distributions.... less
It is best to walk this track from the summit to the bottom and arrange to be picked up at the lower exit at German Street.
Wear a hat, sunscreen and sturdy shoes and carry plenty of water.
The cooler months are the ideal time to visit Central Queensland. Summers are hot and dry, and daytime temeperautes can reach 40 degress.
Yes. Rockhampton Regional Council permits dogs in Fraser Park, but they should remain on a leash at all times. Pets are not permitted in the adjacent Mount Archer National Park.
How To Get There
Mount Archer National Park lies on Rockhampton's north-eastern outskirts. To reach the summit, follow Dean Street north and turn right at the roundabout into Frenchville Road. Follow this road for 3 kilometres and turn right into Pilbeam Drive, a steep 5 kilometre drive featuring lookouts with easy roadside access.
The park's lower entrance is off Old Norman Road and German Street and not easily seen. There is no designated carpark and you are advised not to commence the steep Zamia Walk from this entrance.
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