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Visiting Australia’s national parks

Visiting Australia’s national parks

 

 

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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

 

 

 

 

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’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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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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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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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