10 Most Beautiful National Parks in Australia

by Oliver William

Most visitors must first endure a lengthy trip in order to reach Australia, which is located quite far away. If visiting national parks is on your itinerary, this is a good opportunity to get some rest before you have to get up and go.

There are around five hundred national parks in Australia. Spectacular rock formations made of limestone and sandstone; stunning beaches; breathtaking landscapes; and a wonderful variety of flora and fauna, including kangaroos and dingoes, are just a few of the unique features of each. The best national parks in Australia are as follows:


10. Port Campbell National Park

If you’re seeking a stunning landscape that includes both the water and amazing rock formations, go no farther than Port Campbell National Park. The spectacular limestone rock formations known as the Twelve Apostles, Loch and Gorge, and London Bridge were shaped by the waves of the Southern Ocean.

Because of its location on Victoria, Australia’s Shipwreck Coast, the park is also a great spot to learn about historic shipwrecks. Take in the sights along the Great Ocean Road or on the discovery walk path. Orchids and other flowers, as well as animals like peregrine falcons, may be found in plenty.

9. Nambung National Park

You may also find amazing rock formations and the ocean in Nambung National Park. The Pinnacles Desert is home to ancient rock formations, some of which date back 3.6 billion years.

From the golden sand that borders the Indian Ocean, thousands of pinnacles or pillars emerge, some of them short and plump, others tall and thin. Some of the 176 kinds of creatures that call this area home include grey and red kangaroos, dingoes, and even humpback whales during their migration. Spend some time lounging on Kangaroo Point’s Western Australian sands.

8. Daintree National Park

The ancient and spectacular rainforest in Daintree National Park is well known. The park, nestled in the northernmost part of Queensland, is home to species of flora and animals that can be found nowhere else on Earth. Heavy rain falls in Daintree National Park every year, although the summer monsoon season is the wettest.

While the freshwater swimming holes are at their biggest and cleanest in the summer, you may be able to see box jellyfish near the shore if the summer floods don’t deter you.

7. Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair NP

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in Tasmania is an excellent place to experience the great outdoors. From Cradle Mountain in the north to Lake St. Clair in the south, the park has a wide range of ecosystems.

The popular 6-day Overland Track offers stunning mountain views and is a favourite among hikers. However, the park administration does charge a fee for hikers to use this trail. Thanks to its breathtaking beauty, the park is one of the most visited parks in Tasmania.

6. Great Sandy National Park

Visit Fraser Island in Queensland’s Great Sandy National Park if seeing dingoes is high on your list of things to do in Australia. Fraser Island is the biggest sand island in the world. These canine-looking creatures are a protected species on the island, so they can only be heard howling at predators.

Humans may be seriously injured or killed by disobeying park safety standards. The park is home to more than just dingoes, however; it also has beaches, marshes, rain forests, mangroves, and a wide array of avian species. Explore the area on foot throughout the course of the Coolpola Great Walk’s five days, or see it all from the driver’s seat of a 4WD vehicle.

5. Kosciuszko National Park

The Kosciuszko National Park in New South Wales’s south is a beautiful place to visit. Picture-perfect mountain landscapes are reflected in clear glacier lakes. After all, we are in the Snowy Mountains and Murray River country. In this park you may find both Mount Kosciuszko, the highest point in mainland Australia, and Cabramurra, the highest settlement in Australia.

 Aborigines have lived in and around this park for the last 20,000 years, and it is the only spot on Earth where you may see the critically endangered southern corroboree frog. Skiing in the winter and hiking and horseback riding in the summer attract tourists all year long to this year-round attraction.

4. Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in Australia is more often known as Ayers Rock, which may be more familiar to tourists. When ownership of Australia’s most well-known natural site was returned to its indigenous inhabitants, the original name was modified to better represent the area’s aboriginal roots.

The indigenous inhabitants of the area consider it their spiritual epicentre. Uluru is a massive sandstone monolith that emerges from the Central Australian outback in the Northern Territory. There are 32 rock domes in the Kata Tjuta section of the park. Taking pictures of the rocks as the light of day causes them to change hues is a must if you want to capture the beauty of the dawn or sunset.

3. Freycinet National Park

Freycinet National Park is the oldest park in Tasmania, and it is where the Hazards, steep mountains made of pink and red granite, emerge from the sea. Wineglass Bay, widely regarded as one of Australia’s finest beaches, can be found below the formations.

It’s possible to stumble upon aboriginal sites when exploring the area in search of uncommon flora and animals (this is a great spot for birdwatchers). Although many people come to the park to sea kayak, fish, and explore the beaches, there are certain sections that have never seen a person.

2. Purnululu National Park

The greatest way to take in Purnululu National Park’s breathtaking scenery is from above. Flying above the park’s Bungle Bungle Range, with its beehive-shaped karst sandstone formations and bright orange and black stripes, is an unforgettable experience. Keep in mind that the native word Bungle Bungle means “sandstone.” These sandstone outcrops are among the world’s largest.

Hikers in Western Australia’s Purnululu need to pack their own food if they plan on camping, since the park does not have any restaurants or stores. Some portions of the park need 4WD vehicles due to the rugged yet beautiful terrain.

1. Kakadu National Park

It’s possible that you won’t be able to view crocodiles or native rock art anywhere else than Kakadu National Park. Approximately 5,000 locations across the area have rock art created by indigenous people who have lived there for over 40 thousand years.

Kakadu National Park is in Australia’s Northern Territory and is home to a wide variety of flora and animals, including kangaroos and gigantic crocodiles (the Alligator River is even inside the park’s borders). If Switzerland were half the size of Australia, this national park would still be the biggest in the country. Ranger uranium mine, one of the world’s most prolific, is located inside the park.

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