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View from the Zamia Track
Open eucalypt forest at Mount Archer's summit
View over Moores Creek from the Zamia Walking Track
Map of Zamia Walk
Mount Archer National Park
Queensland 4700 Australia

Zamia Walk
Rockhampton, Rockhampton Area

Free Entry

13 7468


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.

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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.

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About the Walk

14 kilometres
5 hours
Full Day Walk
One way
From the car park on Mount Archer's Summit.
The park's lower exit at German Street

Walk Highlights

Walk Hints

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.

Best Time To Go

The cooler months are the ideal time to visit Central Queensland. Summers are hot and dry, and daytime temeperautes can reach 40 degress.

Property Details


  • Access With Assistance for the Disabled
    Assisted Access
  • BBQ Facilities
    BBQ Facilities
  • Car park
    Car park
  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Shaded Area
    Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
    Sheltered Area
  • Toilet facilities for the Disabled
    Disabled toilet
  • Walking Tracks
    Walking Tracks


  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Birdwatching
  • Walking

Open Times

24 hours a day.
Public Holidays: Mount Archer National Park is open all year round, however, extreme conditions may cause temporary closures. Please contact the Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing (NPRSR) prior to departure.

Other Information

Pets Allowed:
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.

Free Entry

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