11 ‘Must See’ National Parks in Australia

11 ‘Must See’ National Parks in Australia

With more than 500 national parks in Australia, there are lots of opportunities to get away from it all. Here are 11 national Parks you must see during your visit to Australia – these parks are not only beautiful but also easily accessible to visitors.


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Uluru-Kata Tjuta, Northern Territory

Visiting Uluru is a must see while in Australia. So much to see during your visit, you can even go hiking, while capturing incredible photos of the night sky and watching the sunrise and sunsets each day. AMAZING!



Conway National Park, Queensland

A short drive away from the popular tourist destinations of Airlie Beach lies this national park. Walk through the rainforests, enjoy panoramic views over the Whitsunday area and take a dip under the waterfall at Cedar Creek Falls.


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Blue Mountains National Park, New South Wales

An easy day trip from Sydney, the Blue Mountains are beautiful at any time of year. In addition to the famous view of The Three Sisters, the World Heritage-listed site features everything from walking trails and camping to canyoning and horseback riding.



Morton Island National Park, Queensland

Catch a ferry from Brisbane and swap city skylines for tall sand dunes and crystal clear lagoons. To add a bit more adventure, head to the Tangalooma area to snorkel the ship wrecks.



Freycinet National Park, Tasmania

Tasmania may be small but it’s packed with scenic places, including this national park on the eastern coast. Travelers can climb to the pass overlooking beautiful Wineglass Bay and the more adventurous can take a three-day trek across the Peninsula.

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Whitsunday Islands National Park, Queensland

Easy agreed as home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the entire country, the Whitsundays are a must-do for tourists and visitors. Hire a boat cruise for a day of snorkeling at the largest coral reef system, take a scenic flight over the islands or just enjoy the peace of its secluded beaches.



Port Campbell National Park, Victoria

One of the most well known scenic drives in the country runs through this protected area. Follow the Great Ocean Road as the landscape changes from sea cliffs to dense forest to open fields and see the famous Twelve Apostles, London Bridge and Grotto rock formations.


Royal National Park, New South Wales

Another short drive from Sydney, this national park is perfect for a beach day picnic. It’s known as a great spot for whale watching and you can also rent boats and kayaks, and go on miles of coastal walks. One walk will take you to the famous Wedding Cake Rock, which is at risk of collapsing into the ocean.


Springbrook National Park, Queensland

Tucked away in the Gold Coast hinterland, south of Brisbane, this national park boasts impressive views and gorgeous waterfalls. Cool off under the forest trees and, if you’re brave enough, take a slide down the rocks and over the falls.



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Tasman National Park, Tasmania

Some of the most impressive coastal sites in Tasmania can be found at Tasman. Its dramatic cliffs are among the highest coastal cliffs in the country and several of the main rock formations are easily reachable by car, including Tasman’s Arch, Devil’s Kitchen and The Blowhole.



Daintree National Park, Queensland

Take a step back in time in the lush, tropical rainforests of the Daintree. This area houses the oldest rainforests on the planet and is one of the most diverse in plant and animal life. You can take a tour to see some of Queensland’s crocs and the huge cassowaries.


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