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  • BADGER BEACH
  • BAKERS BEACH

 

Narawntapu Badger Beach

1/ The Narawntapu National Park is on the coast of central northern Tasmania. This photo shows the West Head Lookout looking west across Badgers Beach.

Narawntapu Badger Beach

2/ This is the eastern corner of Badgers Beach, Narawntapu. The photo is looking to the west across the beautiful sands.

Narawntapu Badger Beach

3/ Towering granite cliffs look down on Badgers Beach, Narawntapu.

Narawntapu Badger Beach

4/ This rugged, granite wall peers down onto Badgers Beach, Narawntapu.

Narawntapu Badger Beach

5/ This is West Head looking to the east towards the Mouth of the Tamar River.

Narawntapu Badger Beach

6/ This photo shows a long view from Badger Beach looking east towards West Head. The settlement at Badger Beach is just off this beach to the right.

Narawntapu Badger Beach

7/ This is the view looking back east towards Badger Beach, Narawntapu. The beautiful aqua color of the water is quite genuine.

Narawntapu track

8/ This photo shows the rugged cliffs along the track to Copper Cove and Bakers Beach.

Narawntapu Badger Beach

9/ From the track you can see the variety of vegetation at Narawntapu as well as the distant hills.

Narawntapu Badger Beach

10/ This photo shows a gully near Copper Cove. This gully was once used by copper miners.

Narawntapu Copper Cove

11/ This photo shows a long range view of Copper Cove. Note that the beach is not as good as Badgers or Bakers for swimming. The strange name remembers a copper mine that was once here.

Narawntapu Badger Beach

12/ The rocky beach at Copper Cove was not a safe place for swimming, but it was quite beautiful.

Narawntapu badger Beach Little Badger Head

13/ This photo shows a view of the rocks looking west towards Little Badger Head Point.

Narawntapu Badger Beach

14/ This photo shows the rocky beach at Copper Cove looking east towards Badger Head Point.

Narawntapu Badger Beach

15/ The beach contains a strange green algae, which may have been caused by ancient mining.

Narawntapu Badger Beach

16/ This photo shows a fresh water creek at Copper Cove. This was used by the ancient miners.

Narawntapu Badger Beach drift wood

17/ This section of Copper Cove contained a lot of drift wood. Some of the wood showed evidence of human crafting.

 

Narawntapu Bakers Beach

1/ The Narawntapu Ranger Station beyond the car park is the place to begin your exploration of Badger Beach. The sign shows you walks that go to the beach, the lagoon and the lawn. From the lawn you can see wombats and kangaroos and at the lagoon, you can see a huge variety of birds.

Narawntapu Bakers Beach bird charts

2/ These signs at the ranger station show you the huge variety of birds that can be seen in Narawntapu. The best viewing is from the bird hide at the lagoon.

Narawntapu Bakers Beach

3/ Bakers Beach is a huge white sand beach that begins after Little Badger Head Point. This is just t0 the west of Copper Cove. The beach continues to Griffiths Point in the east.

Narawntapu Bakers Beach

4/ As you can see, the sand and swimming are first class at Bakers Beach, Narawntapu.

Narawntapu Bakers Beach

5/ This photo shows Little Badger Head Point at the eastern end of Bakers Beach. Just east of this is Copper Cove shown on my Badger Beach photo page.

Narawntapu Bakers Beach track

6/ A walkway from the ranger station takes you east towards the lagoon. From the lagoon you can see many types of water birds.

Narawntapu Bakers Beach

7/ From the bird hide you can view the many water birds using the lagoon of Narawntapu.

Narawntapu lagoon

8/ The lagoon is quite large. The dots you can see in the distance are swans.

Narawntapu Bakers Beach

9/ The still waters of the lagoon contained some unusual vegetation floating around these paper bark trees. Water birds can be seen here as well.

Narawntapu Bakers Beach lagoon

10/ This photo looks out through paper bark trees towards the large lagoon to the south.

Narawntapu Bakers Beach

11/ There is a huge variety of swamp vegetation on the edge of the lagoon of Narawntapu. This vegetation supports a huge variety of wildlife.

Narawntapu Bakers Beach Archers Knob

12/ The track continues on towards Archers Knob. This is the hill seen here beyond the walker.

Narawntapu Bakers Beach

13/ This photo shows the track up Archer's Knob. This view is East towards Bakers Beach and Little Badger Head Point. The furtherest point that you can see is Badger Head Point.

Narawntapu Bakers Beach archers knob

14/ This photo is looking south from Archer's Knob to the hills in the southern part Narawntapu.

Narawntapu Bakers Beach Archers Knob view

15/ This photo is looking west from Archer's Knob towards the lagoon. The mountain towards the left is Mount Roland. Note the huge variety of vegetation present.

Narawntapu Bakers Beach Archers Knob view

16/ This photo taken from Archer's Knob shows the lawn and lagoon on the left and Baker's Beach on the right. At sunset the lawn is a great place to see wombats and kangaroos.

Narawntapu Bakers Beach Archers Knob view

17/ This photo from Archer's Knob is looking south west over the lawn towards the distant hills.

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