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Mount Archer

Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
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Ranked #7 of 10 Attractions in Rockhampton
Type: Mountains, Outdoors
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Rockhampton, Australia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Great views that are now becoming a bit obscured by trees, nice picnic tables and shade.... A long steep drive up and down where roadside views are better that at the top of the mountain.

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Auckland
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45 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The 5km drive up was an interesting one past beautiful homes, and the occasional lookout over Rockhampton. If hot temperatures, the haze doesn't make for good photos. Lovely picnic area at the top but the viewing is generally obstructed by trees.

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Whangaparaoa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

For an overall view of Rockhampton Mt Archer Is a must. There are several short walking tracks, and a couple of good long tracks taking several hours if doing a return trip. It's a shame there aren't more tracks of 2-3 hrs in duration the hill has so much to offer. Some mountain biking tracks would be a draw card... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Nice drive up, picturesque and nice place to have lunch or morning tea. Toilet facilities are available and quite reasonable. The walks are comfortable and easy to go at own pace.

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Rockhampton, Australia
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17 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Mt Archer is a a must stop place when visiting Rockhampton so you can take in the view of the whole city. It is amazing to view at twilight/night as the city lights put on quite a show. You can even see the word " hell" spelt out in lights which is quite a novelty for some tourists. Personally I... More

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Griffith, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

It wasn't the best of lookouts. You do get to see a great view of the city below, which we spent a couple of moments just looking. You really don't see much of the ocean, if you look through some trees on a short walk you see a very small amount, but nothing spectacular. The drive up isn't too bad,... More

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Sunbury, Australia
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29 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We visited Mt Archer at twilight one evening and witnessed the fading daylight and the emerging lights of the city. We revisited the next day and took the walks around the summit to the various lookouts. You can see out to the sea and over the riverflats and the sweeping views over Rockhampton. It is only a short drive from... More

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Gladstone, Australia
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Rockhampton is a wonderful place for tourists to visit and Mt Archer is stunning. Words can't describe the ascent, views and architecture once at the top. A must see! But chose your car wisely it's super steep, make sure it's reliable.

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Bundaberg, Australia
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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We had a schedule to keep to, so it was a shame this was just a quick visit. I'm sure that the walking trails would have definitely been worth a longer look. Sign posting from the South side was very poor and google maps took us on a bit of a different track....but we got there eventually.

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Mackay, Australia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Came for the view and it's very pretty. Nice spot to watch sunset from. Lots of hocking trails from 20min to all day.

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