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Narawntapu National Park

The "Serengeti" of Tasmania

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From Beauty Point we travelled west through the forests on a very bad and steep gravel road to camp at Bakers Point in the Narawntapu National Park.

Dubbed the "Serengeti of Tasmania", Narawntapu National Park (formerly known as Asbestos Range National Park) is supposed to be one of the best places in Tasmania to view wildlife. The park boasts a rich array of easily observed animals that come out in the evening to graze on the grasslands. Some of the animals that we saw included the Forester kangaroo, Bennetts wallaby, Tasmanian pademelon, Common possum and Tiger snake.

Bakers Point is on the shores of Port Sorell, a big tidal inlet fed by the Franklin Rivulet. The campsite is nice and quiet with lots of sea birds nesting on the shores of the port. The bird hide at the lagoon allows you to view many water birds.

From here we travelled south to Mole Creek Karst National Park to explore the Walls of Jerusalem.

Baker Point campsite

Baker Point campsite

Bakers Beach

Bakers Beach

Port Sorell at high tide

Port Sorell at high tide

Port Sorell at low tide

Port Sorell at low tide

Bird hide

Bird hide

Black Swans

Black Swans

Chestnut Teal

Chestnut Teal

Eurasian Coot

Eurasian Coot

Oyster Catchers in flight

Oyster Catchers in flight

Pacific Gulls

Pacific Gulls

Pelican, oyster catchers and a tern

Pelican, oyster catchers and a tern

White-fronted Chat

White-fronted Chat

Tasmanian pademelon

Tasmanian pademelon

Posted by KobusM 17:22 Archived in Australia

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Beautiful photos here!
Cheers,
Ann.

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