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Zamia Walk to Mount Archer

7 h 30 min to 12 h

4 h to 6 h 30 min

23.6 km
return

↑ 959 m
↓ -959 m

Hard track
Starting from Sunset Drive, Norman Gardens, this walk takes you to the summit of Mount Archer and back via the Zamia Walk Track, crossing Moores Creek multiple times along the way. Expect a peaceful journey along the creek for most of the walk, then a demanding incline to the summit that rewards you with panoramic views over the land. The Berserker Range and the volcanic necks around look great from the top. You can head to the Grasstree Lookout and get more southerly views if you have the time. The small branches of the creek may form cute little waterfalls after some rain as well. Keep in mind that you can make this a one-way hike if you arrange transport to the Mt Archer summit. The track might be overgrown in parts, and you can expect to get your feet wet in the creek crossings. 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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Safer Bushwalks
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
Trackhead (-23.3329197,150.54731)
Mode Car
DirectionsF

Track Notes

Getting started
From Sunset Drive(120 metres east of intersection with Haven Close), head towards the gray & yellow metal gate along the dirt path. Head over/around the gate and join the track(Moore’s Creek Trail) veering left. After crossing the creek, take a perpendicular left turn at the 4-way intersection and align with the creek(to your left) to continue along the Zamia Walk to Mount Archer Track.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start
Start.
Find the gate at the start.
Veer left
After another 25 m veer left, to head along Moore's Creek Trail.
After another 390 m continue straight, to head along Moore's Creek Trail.
After another 55 m (at the intersection of Sunset Trail & Moore's Creek Trail) continue straight, to head along Moore's Creek Trail.
After another 10 m head through/around the gate.
Then cross the ford (about 5 m long)
Turn left
After another 60 m (at the intersection of Finley's & Low Road) turn left, to head along Moore's Creek Trail.
After another 500 m (at the intersection of Leper's Leap & Moore's Creek Trail) continue straight, to head along Moore's Creek Trail.
After another 270 m (at the intersection of Moore's Creek Trail & Cactus) continue straight, to head along Moore's Creek Trail.
There is a toilet (about 20 m back from the start).
After another 155 m (at the intersection of Wild Pig (old) & Zamia Walk) continue straight, to head along Zamia Walk.
Continue straight
After another 660 m continue straight.
Continue straight
After another 990 m continue straight, to head along Zamia Walk.
After another 1.5 km continue straight, to head along Zamia Walk.
Veer left
After another 530 m veer left, to head along Zamia Walk.
After another 600 m continue straight, to head along Zamia Walk.
A little alternate route visiting the Sleipner Lookout for southerly views. Details below.
Continue straight
After another 4.8 km continue straight, to head along Zamia Walk.
Turn right
After another 15 m turn right, to head along Zamia Walk.
Continue straight
After another 1 km (at the intersection of Pilbeam Drive & Zamia Walk) continue straight, to head along Grasstree Lookout Walk (a walking track).
After another 35 m pass the "Mount Archer" (15 m on your right).
Turn back
Continue another 15 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 11.8 km to get back to the start.

A little alternate route visiting the Sleipner Lookout for southerly views.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start
Start heading along Zamia Walk.
After 40 m come to the "Sleipner Lookout".
The end
After another 55 m come to the end.
At the end of this alternate route, rejoin the main route.
Terrain


AS 2156.1-2001 - Walking tracks Classification
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 23.6 km
Time 7 h 30 min to 12 h
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet There is one 1.4 km from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
1.4 km



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