Flinders chase national park located 4 5 hours from adelaide on the beautiful kangaroo island has hidden beaches gushing rivers and heritage lighthouses but perhaps the park s biggest drawcard is its rock. This is a list of national parks within australia that are managed by australian state and territory governments.
Their protected landscapes are so varied you could dedicate years of your life to exploring them.
Australian national parks. Always put the fire out with water before leaving the area or retiring to your tent at night. Nearly all parks are land owned and managed by the states and territories rather than the national government. Highways are marked in red while national parks and national reserves are shown in green with the major lakes some dry shown.
The name may be a misnomer. Parks australia looks after australia s natural treasures including kakadu uluru and our beautiful oceans. Always let someone know of your bush walking plans.
Australia has thousands of national parks and conservation reserves to protect australian native landscapes such as rainforests and eucalypt woodlands as well as unique native plants and wildlife. Be inspired and explore national parks outside of nsw with our list of interstate agencies and well known parks. South australia is known for its refined wine regions and lively cityscapes but nestled in the state s more rugged regions are unique national parks.
We are responsible for six national parks 58 marine parks and the australian national botanic gardens. Tell them your desired route departure time and expected arrival. Australia has more than 500 national parks.
Explore australia s national parks and marine parks below. Diversity and detours abound in our national parks. The port of eden about 550km south of sydney on the sapphire coast was the epicentre of australia s tragic whaling history.
The map shows the larger of the national parks and reserves found in the australian capital territory the states of queensland new south wales victoria south australia western australia and the northern territory. Australian national parks easily rank among the most diverse in the world. Here s an overview of the top national parks in australia.
Australia national parks australia national parks offer the best scenery and landscapes australia is the driest continent in the world and is part of a former giant land mass gondwana which connected the southern continents of africa antarctica australia india and south america and broke up more than 100 million years ago. The country s 500 national parks span over 28 million hectares of pristine land which comprises nearly 4 of the country. Each has its own distinct characteristics such as spectacular limestone and sandstone rock formations gorgeous beaches beautiful scenery and a wondrous array of flora and fauna including the world famous kangaroos and dingoes.
Flinders chase national park. The beaches in australian national parks are not patrolled so be extremely careful if you choose to swim.