Australia National Parks
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Australia National Parks


Royal National Park

Sydney
The Royal National Park is one of the most popular and famous national parks within Australia, and it is the second oldest national park in the world. Located south of the largest Australian city, Sydney, this national park is easy to visit via train, before you head on one of the many popular tracks that exist within the park.

Royal National Park

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Kur-ing-gai Chase National Park

Sydney
North of Sydney, this national park is popular with families, as there are many recreation areas for picnics, swimming and recreation. The recreation areas include Bobbin Head, Cottage Point and West Head, and there is also a ferry from the popular palm beach. Houseboating and camping are also popular within this park.

Sydney Harbour National Park

Sydney

One of the most beautiful and stunning views in the world, Sydney Harbour is the focal point of the largest city in Australia, and alongside the many houses and apartments that line the foreshore, there is certainly a lot of greenery. This national park includes islands within the harbour and there are many historical features from the early settlers and aboriginal Australians.

Sydney Harbour National Park

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Blue Mountains National Park

Sydney
Blue Mountains is one of Australia’s premier attractions and this national park is easy to access from Sydney, Australia’s largest city. A day trip on the train will easily take you to this popular destination. For the more adventurous travellers, there are several walks in the park that can take a few days to complete.

Blue Mountains National Park

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Kanangra-Boyd National Park

New South Wales
Kanangra-Boyd National Park is located close enough to Sydney for a day trip, and it is near to the popular Jenolan caves. This national park is filled with caves, waterfalls and spectacular features. Water sports are also popular with canoeing, boating and fishing.

Kosciuzko National Park

New South Wales
Skiing enthusiasts will love Kosciuzko national park for the well-established and popular ski fields that exist within it. Several major ski resorts are also located here, and the region is a popular tourist attraction, during winter, and also during other times of the year for the wildflowers that grow here. Kosciuzko national park is also the largest park in the state of New South Wales.

Mount Warning National Park

New South Wales
Mount Warning National Park is close to Byron Bay, which is the most easterly point in Australia, and a cultural town that attracts visitors from all around the world. This region is popular for its old rainforests that dot the coast line, and there is a forest at the bottom of this mountain. You can climb to the top and back within one day, for a spectacular view of the entire area.

Yuraygir National Park

New South Wales
This remote national park is a long stretch of low trees and native shrubs that runs along the coast of New South Wales, south of Byron Bay. This national park is filled with bush walks, both along the coast and inland, and you can also swim and camp along the white sandy beaches. Many of the walks and camps are remotely located and cannot be reached by road.

Yuraygir National Park

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Jardine National Park

Queensland
At the top point of Australia is Cape York and the Jardine National Park, which is located close to the Jardine River. This park is only located at certain times of the year, because of the wet season, and many of the areas are inaccessible by standard vehicle. Also, be careful as there is the danger of crocodiles in this remotely located Australian national park.

Lakefield National Park

Queensland
Lakefield National Park is part of Australia’s Cape York region, which is at the tip of Queensland. This national park is the second largest in the state and it is made up of mangroves, mudflats, grassy plains, and also areas of woodland. Several rivers flow through the park and this is one of the remotest areas in Australia to visit.

Lakefield National Park

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Daintree National Park

Queensland
This spectacular national park is popular with a variety of tourist groups, including boating tours up the Daintreeriver. This is a large rainforest which has several walking tracks and waterfalls. There are swimming holes to enjoy, but please be careful as there are also crocodiles in various areas of this national park.

Daintree National Park

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Cape Tribulation

Queensland
Diverse recreational activities exist in Cape Tribulation, including camping, swimming and 4-wheel driving. This brilliant stretch of rainforest runs up the coast, which is made up of long white sandy beaches. This is a spectacular spot in Queensland that offers fun and attractions for the entire family.

Cape Tribulation

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Fraser Island

Queensland
Fraser Island is the world’s largest sand island, and it is located near Hervey Bay in Queensland. The flora and fauna is amazing, including butterflies and dingos. There are many different recreational activities, including driving on the sand, camping and swimming. Fishing is also popular in several spots, but please be aware that permits are required for some activities.

Fraser Island

Glass House Mountains

Queensland
The Glass House Mountains offer picturesque scenery and some great places for panoramic photography. These mountains are one hour’s drive north from Brisbane in Queensland, and they are the remnants of volcanoes that existed in the area, approximately 20million years ago.

Lamington National Park

Gold Coast, Queensland
The Lamington National Park is located at the Gold Coast Hinterlands, which is only a short drive from the Gold Caost. There are extensive walking tracks throughout the park, and visitors can enjoy waterfalls, streams forests and cliffs. Lookouts will give you panoramic views and this park is very popular with both locals and tourists.

Lamington National Park

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Grampians National Park

Victoria
Australian aboriginals lived in this area many years ago, and today tours take visitors throughout the park to visit the historical locations, including art which is on the rock walls. Wildflowers are another attraction, and so are recreational activities, including boating, hiking and camping.

Grampians National Park

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Brisbane Ranges National Park

Victoria
Brisbane Rangers National Park is situated in Victoria on the Great Ocean Road, between Geelong and Bacchus Marsh. Bird watching is a popular activity and the flora and fauna is abundant, including the popular attraction of wildflowers. This park is filled with local history, including Steiglitz which is a historic park, and used to be a township of mining.

Kakadu National Park

Northern Territory
Kakadu National Park is of national importance, and it is Australia’s largest national park. It is also a heritage listed location that hosts a range of historical and geological attractions. Only three hours from Dawin, this national park is easy to reach and there are a number of tours that operate in this area that are suited to all different types of travellers, including families.

Kakadu National Park

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Kata Tjuta National Park

Northern Territory
Located near Alice Springs, Kata Tjuta National Park is famous for Ayres Rock, or Uluru, which is a geological landmark and one of Australia’s premier tourist attractions. Located in the centre of Australia, this large rock is the world’s largest monolith, which can be climbed for 1.6km. The walk is tough, but well worth the effort if it is taken.

Kata Tjuta National Park

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Stirling Range National Park

Western Australia
The Stirling Range National Park is located on the western side of Australia and has various ecosystems that are carefully balanced, with the impact of the visitors to the park. Flora and fauna offer popular attractions, with the walks and camping opportunities that are available in the area.

Stirling Range National Park

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Date posted: 30th January, 2015

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