Located 85km north of Launceston, it encloses a 20km strip of coast with long sandy beaches, dunes and freshwater lagoons, dissected by a sandstone range rising 392 metres at its highest peak. Narawntapu has been the site of Aboriginal shellfish collection and tool production for over 30 000 years. Wildlife is highly visible with Forester kangaroos, Bennett’s wallabies, Tasmanian pademelons, Tasmanian devils and wombats. Springlawn, Bakers Point and Badger Head are well set up for picnics, there is excellent fishing offshore or in the estuary, and a section of Springlawn Beach is reserved for water-skiers from November to April. Bakers and Badger beaches offer safe swimming.