Springlawn Nature Walk Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 4.8km

  • Duration: 1.5hrs

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Narawntapu Visitors Centre

  • End: Narawntapu Visitors Centre

  • Closest Town: Bakers Beach

  • Location: Narawntapu National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 272km

  • State: TAS

  • Latitude: -41.148947

  • Longitude: 146.60285

Trail Access

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Drinking Water

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Trail Features

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Timber Boardwalk

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Overnight Campsites

River Crossings

Rock Scrambling

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Springlawn Nature Walk is a 4.8km, grade 2 Circuit hike located in Narawntapu National Park Tasmania. The hike should take approximately 1.5hrs to complete.

Summary

The walk starts at the Narawntapu National Park Visitors Centre and meanders through a paper bark swamp forest along a raised timber boardwalk. A bird hide along the track provides an opportunity for a rest and a look out. When not dry, the lagoon is home to a diverse range of water birds with Springlawn often teeming with native wildlife. When it is dry, be sure to look out for birds of prey.

Highlights

Springlawn is a fantastic place to view native wildlife. Here, common wombats, Bennetts wallaby and Tasmanian pademelon reach some of Tasmania ‘s highest densities.

Before European settlement, the Forester kangaroo occurred in the general vicinity of the Park but disappeared during the 19th century. They were re-introduced to the Park in 1975 in an effort to re-establish them close to their former range and ensure conservation of the species.

The Springlawn area also has a rich concentration of birds. Here you may see a variety of robins, wrens and fantails. You may also hear the sharp call of golden whistlers. Around the lagoon over seven different species of ducks as well as herons, swans, cormorants, coots, bitterns, grebes and many other water-birds have been observed. A bird hide in the melaleuca swamp at the lagoon offers an ideal spot for birdwatching and photography. For closer viewing of birds, binoculars are recommended.

Region

The North West Coast and King Island

Getting there

It is half an hour from Devonport (ferry terminal). Take the Frankford Highway (B71) to the junction of Bakers Beach Rd (C740) and follow to the Narawntapu National Park. The last 2km of road is unsealed but suitable for all vehicles.

Tips

Park entry fees apply. Passes may be purchased from the Narawntapu National Park Visitor Centre during business hours. Self registration is also available outside business hours.

Toilets and electric barbecues are available near the start of the walk. Powered and non-powered camping grounds are also located in the National Park.

No pets, firearms or bicycles.

 

Total distance: 4798 m
Max elevation: 11 m
Min elevation: 3 m
Total climbing: 29 m
Total descent: -29 m
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For more information about this hiking trail please visit Parks and Wildlife Service Tasmania