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Queensland Government

Department of Environment and Science

Mount Archer's Zamia track closed for upgrade works

6 August 2018

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) will be undertaking work from today (6 August) to upgrade the Zamia track in Mount Archer National Park, Rockhampton.

QPWS Principal Ranger Peter Moore said the track would be closed while the $450,000 work was carried out to upgrade the bottom half of the 14km walking track.

Work being undertaken over the coming months includes installing better drainage and resurfacing and realigning sections of the track to reduce erosion and improve walking track grades.

“During the works, walkers will still be able to access the Sleipner Lookout track – a 2.4km return walk – from Mt Archer summit. Access to the Zamia track beyond Sleipner Lookout will be closed,” Mr Moore said.

“The Zamia track is a one-way walk from the Mt Archer summit to German Street.”

Mr Moore said the Zamia track was not as popular as the new elevated Nurim circuit at the Mt Archer summit.

The QPWS works are part of the implementation of the Mt Archer Activation Master Plan developed by the Rockhampton Regional Council in consultation with the community and the Queensland Government. The Government also contributed $450,000 for the elevated Nurim circuit.

“We apologise for any inconvenience from the Zamia track closure, and ask visitors to observe signage and follow directions from rangers and contractors, for their own safety,” Mr Moore said.

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Last updated
6 August 2018