Bird Hide Walk

30 min to 45 min

1.9 km

↑ 3 m
↓ -3 m

Easy track
Starting from the Narawntapu National Park carpark on Bakers Beach Road, Bakers Beach, this walk takes you to the Springlawn Bird Hide Lookout and back via the Bird Hide Walk. This is a short stroll over well a formed track, which takes you through banksia scrub and a tall paperbark swamp along the Springlawn Lagoon. Many birds can be spotted from the hide including ducks, herons, swans, cormorants, coots, bitterns, grebes and many more. Listen closely and you'll hear a symphony of frogs coming from the swamp, in addition to the lovely birdsong. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-41.1487856,146.6027267)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Bass Highway, 1
  • Turn on to then drive for 420 m
  • Turn left onto Port Sorell Road, B74 and drive for another 340 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 3 onto Frankford Road, B71 and drive for another 5 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Frankford Road, B71 and drive for another 8.4 km
  • Turn right onto Frankford Road, B71 and drive for another 7.8 km
  • Turn left onto Bakers Beach Road, C740 and drive for another 13.3 km
  • Turn right and drive for another 25 m
Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
After another 20 m turn left.
There is a picnic table (about 35 m back from the start).
There is a shelter (about 35 m back from the start).
After 35 m to find the "Narawntapu National Park Visitor Centre Parking".
After another 40 m continue straight, to head along Bird Hide Walk.
After another 75 m (at the intersection of Springlawn Lagoon Circuit Walk & Bird Hide Walk) turn left, to head along Bird Hide Walk.
After another 730 m (at the intersection of Bird Hide Walk & Archers Knob Track) turn right, to head along Bird Hide Walk.
Continue another 65 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 940 m to get back to the start.
About 15 m past the end is "Springlawn Bird Hide Lookout".
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Bird Hide Walk

Class 2/6
Easy track
Length 1.9 km
Time 30 min to 45 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Some facilities on route
Shelter: There is one -13 m back from the start.

Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
-13 m[shelter]
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