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Park Ideas - Narawntapu

Experience the serenity of the beach, bush and wetlands 

For park and campground enquiries please find all park contacts on the office locations and contacts page.


Narawntapu bird hide

 Things you can do


 • Springlawn nature walk - Creep out through a coastal thicket to the bird hide on the lagoon and look for water birds on this 2 hour walk. 
• From the Visitor's Centre walk to Archers Knobb. It is a comfortable 2-hour return trip. Your group can walk one direction through the bush and return via the beach. 
• Go on a day walk to Copper Cove. You will rewarded with superb coastal views and a wonderful variety of wildflowers. 
• Walk the coastline discovering the foreshore and rockpool life. There are many shorebirds to see - see how many you can identify on the bird checklist
Watch the sunset from the beach. The sky and clouds are often spectacular. 

Observe Forester kangaroos, Bennett’s wallabies, wombats and pademelons grazing just before dark.

Camp overnight and watch the wonderful wildlife moving around in the evenings. 

Stargazing at night – away from the city lights the sky opens up! 

Look for evidence of how Aboriginal people use the coast – see how many middens you can find. Please treat them with respect and leave them as you found them. 

There are many great places to swim and fish (This needs to be under teacher supervision). 

In the late afternoon during the cooler months, wombats are often about and are spectacular to watch. 

The beautiful colours of the sunset are often reflected on the plains.

Things you may be lucky to see

Shorebirds like oystercatchers and the threatened hooded plovers nest along the shoreline – watch them from the wet sand.
At night around campsites, spotted tailed quolls may sometimes visit. 

Keep your eyes peeled, wedge-tailed eagles and sea eagles may be flying high above you.