Visiting Australia’s national parks

Visiting Australia’s national parks

 

 

Fraser Island

CC Fraser Island with Free Aussie Stock

 

 

Australia has so many amazing national parks and scenic places throughout the country that are worth visiting. For those visitors unfamiliar with the national parks of Australia, the following are some of the spectacular landscapes that are must visit locations and one you should take the time to research thoroughly and explore based on your interest. Check out these popular and scenic parks when you are visiting Australia’s National parks and hopefully some of them will fit into your bucket list of places to explore in the country.

 

 

Must see national parks of Australia

 

The Apostles at Port Campbell National Park

 

 

 

Port Campbell National Park

Located along the rugged coastal area, the Port Campbell National Park represents stunning coastline with magnificent rock formation. The landscape here is worth visiting with iconic natural monuments along the coastal areas to include: the Twelve Apostles, London Bridge and Loch and Gorge. You can also check out fascinating shipwrecks throughout Victoria State’s shipwreck coast.

 

For more images and details of what to see around the park, check out the main attractions here for more information.

 

Where to stay at Port Campbell National Park

There are hotels and small inns in and around this national park in a variety of price ranges. You can check out these Trip Advisor reviews and current prices here for more details and booking availability

 

  Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park

A famous landmark also known as Ayers Rock, this national park located in the Northern Territory’s central Australian Desert. The well recognized Ayers Rock was recently renamed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park into the aboriginal name of the area and the transfer of ownership to the native peoples in the area. Uluru consists of over large rock domes and is a spectacular park for photography especially during sunrise or sunset.

For more images and details of what to see around the park, check out the main attractions here for more information.

 

Where to stay at Uluru National Park

You can check out these TripAdvisor reviews, current prices and availability here for more updated information around the park area.

 

Kakadu National park australia

Kakadu National Park

Australia’s largest national park, Kakadu national park is blessed with diverse terrain. Located in the northern territory the national park boasts aboriginal art, spectacular waterfalls, an operating uranium mine, wildlife that includes alligators, kangaroos and other fantastic wildlife in the park system.

For more images and details of what to see around the park, check out the main attractions here for more information.

Where to stay around Kakadu National Park

You can check out these TripAdvisor reviews, current prices and availability here for more updated information around the park area

 

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purnululu national park

 

 

Purnululu National Park

Located in Western Australia, Purnululu National Park is as rugged as it gets with most roads and trails only accessible by 4WD. The landscape is dotted with these unusual sandstone formations that have alternating rings of orange and black stripes that are the most extensive found in the world. Fantastic for hiking and camping this national park is rugged and limited in park facilities, dining and housing.

 

For more images and details of what to see around the park, check out the main attractions here for more information.

 

Where to stay in Purnulu National Park

You can check out these TripAdvisor reviews, current prices and availability here for more updated information around the park area.

 

Sandy Hook National park

CC to Carlo Sandy Wiki media Commons

 

Great Sandy National Park

Located in Queensland this park is home to the famous and wild dingo dog where you will find them roaming mostly around Fraser Island. The Great Sandy national park has different and varying terrain which include: swamps, islands and mangrove forests with abundant wildlife to discover throughout the park.

 

For more images and details of what to see around the park, check out the main attractions here for more information.

 

Where to stay at the Great Sandy National Park

You can check out these TripAdvisor reviews, current prices and availability here for more updated information around the park area

 

Getting around Australia’s National Parks

 

It is easy to fly or take drives around the country to get to these destinations. If you are flying, you can use Sky scanner to find some of the best and cheapest flights to these various destinations.

 

It’s easy enough to rent a car and visit the national parks around the country and stay at a variety of hotels or inns along the way. Check out some great car rental rates in Australia using Expedia, Priceline, or Auto Europe

 

A more unique experience would be to travel by camper trailer which you can purchase from sites like Gumtree and have the flexibility to stop anywhere you want and have the comforts of home when you travel. Limited dining options and budget can make it easier for your travel needs in preparing your own meals and camper trailers give you that flexibility of bringing all your belongings. Afterwards you can list the camper trailer and sell them back to another potential buyer.

 

Where to stay in Australia’s National Park system

Many of the national parks do have hotel accommodations in the park or just outside in small communities that support the local park system. Check out some of the best deals to each park using popular hotel websites like Priceline, Hotels.com or TripAdvisor.com and for current availability. You can also check out Trip Advisors hotel reviews and booking system for the best rates.

 

Check out these national parks around the world

If you enjoyed this post on National parks of Australia, check out some of these other fascinating parks that may inspire you to visit or put into your bucketlist of amazing natural wonderlands around the world.

 

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Key attractions of Yosemite National Park in California

Exploring Chitwan National park in Nepal

 

More information about visiting the national parks of Australia

If you are interested in visiting any of these beautiful Australian natural parks, check out the following resources below:

National parks of Australia Government website.

Tourism Australia – national parks website.

 

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22 Responses to Visiting Australia’s national parks

  1. diningtraveler January 31, 2018 at 3:01 am #

    The nature in Australia is amazing, I’ve visited the country a few times but never had the opportunity to discover the national parks. Would love to visit all of them!

    • Noel January 31, 2018 at 10:06 am #

      Yes Australia is blessed amazing national parks, I would also love to visit all of these.

  2. Paige Wunder January 30, 2018 at 6:51 pm #

    I didn’t realize just how many National Parks there are Australia. I think the one I’d most like to explore is Kakadu National Park because of the aboriginal art. I had a class with a section on it in college and I’d love to see it in person. It’s amazing how varied these parks are as well!

    • Noel January 31, 2018 at 10:11 am #

      The National parks are fantastic in Australia are worth visiting and seeing all these parks

  3. Adelina January 30, 2018 at 4:09 pm #

    I haven’t made it to Australia yet but all of these gorgeous national parks would be high on my list of things to do. I love just how varies the landscape is from park to park. I’ve dreamed of seeing Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in real life. One day!

    • Noel January 31, 2018 at 10:13 am #

      These do look amazing to visit all the national parks.

  4. Jenna January 30, 2018 at 1:23 pm #

    We love visiting national parks! There is always so much beauty to be found and they can be so peaceful and relaxing, too. Australia looks like it has a ton of great options. I’d love to check out Uluru and all the rock formations at Port Campbell look so beautiful!

    • Noel January 31, 2018 at 10:13 am #

      I would definitely do Uluru and Port Campbell, the national park system in Australia does look amazing.

  5. Reshma January 30, 2018 at 8:49 am #

    This is the first time that I’m reading something exclusively about the national parks of Australia, and loved the post. I had only heard about Uluru and Kakadu, and great to know about the others. Hope to include as many as possible during my trip!

    • Noel January 30, 2018 at 9:00 am #

      It’s nice to know something new and Australia’s national parks are not well known outside of the country

  6. Anita Hendrieka January 30, 2018 at 12:56 am #

    Man, I need to step my game up! I don’t think I have been to any of these and I used to visit Australia at least once a year (from NZ) with family. Australia really has a lot to offer, it’s such a diverse country. It’s one of those places you could spend an entire lifetime and never see all of it. Fantastic post!

    • Noel January 30, 2018 at 9:01 am #

      It’s amazing how large the country is the amazing national parks you can visit in Australia

  7. Meg Jerrard January 29, 2018 at 7:13 pm #

    Some fabulous national parks – Australia has some of the most diverse and varied landscapes. I haven’t made it to any in WA, but am really looking forward to planning a roadtrip at some point to take in some like Purnululu National Park. You’re right that a camper van would make for an amazing trip and you could string many national parks together – what I love about Australian parks is that theyre not commercialized like many in the USA, and you can really experience pure nature 🙂

    • Noel January 30, 2018 at 9:02 am #

      Thanks for the comment and its good to know that Australia’s national parks are as commercialized as the USA park systems

  8. Dorene January 29, 2018 at 11:58 am #

    Australia’s diversity never ceases to amaze me – the diversity, and even in the national parks. I went to Port Campbell and I was completely blown away! Maybe the best way to see these is rent a caravan and travel all around the country, do you know if a membership to the parks is expensive? Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. Julia Thompson January 29, 2018 at 9:23 am #

    I took a day trip down the Great Ocean Road and saw the beautiful 12 apostles! Great Sandy National Park sounds like a park I would love to visit, I think it would be so cool to see dingos in their wild habitat. I had no idea there were so many national parks in Australia, when I was there I mostly traveled up the east coast. Next time I visit I’ll be sure to visit more national parks!

    • Noel January 29, 2018 at 10:55 am #

      There are some amazing national parks to explore in Australia – the 12 Apostles is on my bucket list.

  10. SherianneKay January 28, 2018 at 4:36 pm #

    I took a day trip to Port Campbell National Park from melbourne and it was AMAZING! Even on a very cold and rainy day, such a beautiful area

  11. Pamela Ritchie January 28, 2018 at 6:19 am #

    This national park contains the Bungle Bungle range of sculpted sandstone rocks and open wilderness.

    • Noel January 28, 2018 at 8:37 am #

      Thanks for visiting, that sounds very cool indeed exploring Australia’s national parks

  12. Kemkem January 24, 2018 at 1:29 am #

    Absolutely gorgeous images of amazing landscapes. I’ve visited Sydney, but l was not an outdoorsy person at that time 🙂 so l missed a lot of scenery. Perhaps it’s time for a return visit to rectify my past oversights. Thanks for sharing.

    • Noel January 24, 2018 at 8:49 am #

      It’s interesting that most don’t think of Australia’s national parks and that they are so varied, there’s definitely a lot of the natural country that deserves to be explored.

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