Holidays in Mount Archer National Park

Holiday Travel Guide
Mount Archer National Park

Get a closer look at Rockhampton’s dramatic mountain backdrop when you explore the network of hiking trails that traverse the bushland plateau.

Mount Archer National Park is a large woodland reserve that is crowned by forested peaks. Hike to fantastic mountain viewpoints and go for a leisurely stroll through deep valleys and eucalyptus forests. Have a picnic on the summit of Mount Archer and keep watch for some of the park’s endangered wildlife.

There are two main walking trails within the mountaintop Fraser Park, which encompasses Mount Archer’s summit. Take the short but steep Walking Track Circuit to reach two viewing areas on the mountaintop. You’ll see the city skyline of Rockhampton and the meandering Fitzroy River toward the west and the magnificent Capricorn Coast to the east. The second trail is Bracken Fern Way, which winds through woodland to lookout points that afford views of Badger, Sleipner and Berserker mountains.

Within the wider national park, you’ll find a selection of longer and more challenging walks. Take on the moderately difficult Sleipner Lookout Walk or embark on the 5-hour Zamia Walk, which begins at the peak of Mount Archer and descends 8.7 miles (14 kilometers) through pristine woodland to the entrance of the national park.

Whichever trail you choose, be prepared to take photos of the variety of flora ranging from open eucalyptus woodlands to dry rainforest. Explore the lush valley of Moores Creek and listen to the sounds of the she-oak trees rustling in the breeze. You might see the endangered glossy black cockatoo feeding on the seeds of the she-oak, or rock wallabies drinking from the creek waters.

Bring a picnic to enjoy at the Fraser Park day-use area. There are barbecues here, as well as firewood, drinking water and restrooms.

Mount Archer National Park is a 25-minute drive from central Rockhampton. The park is accessible 24 hours a day for free. If you plan to hike, be aware of the heat of the day and bring sturdy footwear, plenty of water and insect repellant. There is a parking lot available at Fraser Park and at the national park’s entrance.

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The Cosmopolitan Motel and Serviced Apartments
The Cosmopolitan Motel and Serviced Apartments
3.5 out of 5
11 Albert Street, Rockhampton, QLD
The price is AU$87 per night from 20 Feb. to 21 Feb.
Located in the heart of Rockhampton, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Pilbeam Theatre, Archer Park Station & Steam Train Museum and Rockhampton Art Gallery. ...
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Quest Rockhampton
Quest Rockhampton
4.5 out of 5
48 Victoria Parade, Rockhampton, QLD
The price is AU$160 per night from 23 Jan. to 24 Jan.
Located in the heart of Rockhampton, this luxury aparthotel is steps away from Pilbeam Theatre and Rockhampton Art Gallery. Archer Park Station & Steam Train ...
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Empire Apartment Hotel
Empire Apartment Hotel
4.5 out of 5
1-5 East Street, Rockhampton, QLD
The price is AU$236 per night from 23 Jan. to 24 Jan.
Located in the heart of Rockhampton, this luxury aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Pilbeam Theatre and Rockhampton Art Gallery. Rockhampton Hospital and ...
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Heritage Hotel
Heritage Hotel
2.5 out of 5
228 Quay Street, Rockhampton, QLD
The price is AU$62 per night from 22 Feb. to 23 Feb.
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Quest Rockhampton
4.5 out of 5
48 Victoria Parade, Rockhampton, QLD
The price is AU$160 per night from 23 Jan. to 24 Jan.
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3.5 out of 5
11 Albert Street, Rockhampton, QLD
The price is AU$87 per night from 20 Feb. to 21 Feb.
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Empire Apartment Hotel
Empire Apartment Hotel
4.5 out of 5
1-5 East Street, Rockhampton, QLD
The price is AU$236 per night from 23 Jan. to 24 Jan.
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500 Yaamba St., Norman Gardens, QLD
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The David Motel
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353 Yaamba Road North, Park Avenue, QLD
The price is AU$86 per night from 20 Feb. to 21 Feb.
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