National Parks In Australia

National Parks In Australia
From corner to corner and everywhere in between, Australia is filled with an amazing number of picturesque national parks. Altogether, there are more than 24 million hectares of national parks, ranging from the stunning underwater coral gardens of the Great Barrier Reef, to the spectacular red landscape of the Kata-Tjuta region.

Emigrants have many national parks to explore within Australia. The following list highlights eight of the most significant environmental reserves in the country.

Kakadu National Park: located in Australia's top end, just under 200kms from the city of Darwin, is Australia's most renowned marsh area – Kakadu National Park. It is one of several famous national parks in the Northern Territory. The park is also among the largest national parks in the country, boasting a magnificent array of wildlife, including hundreds of bird species and salt water crocodiles.

Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park: this is the most iconic natural attraction in Australia, and quite possibly the world. The beauty of the Red Centre is encapsulated in the magical Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park. The red sandstone rock is famous the world over, standing about 350 metres high, in the middle of a predominantly flat desert. The eerie Kata Tjuta monoliths are just a few kilometres away from Uluru (formerly Ayres Rock). Visiting Uluru at sunrise is absolutely unforgettable.

Port Campbell National Park: this coastal national park is most famous for hosting the Twelve Apostles. These beautiful rock formations just off the coastline of Victoria are renowned for their raw beauty. This part of the national park has been dubbed Shipwreck Coast, as many hundreds of ships have been wrecked while passing through this region.

Cradle Mountain National Park: Tasmania is often overshadowed by the Australian mainland to its north. However, the pristine natural environment of the apple isle is unmatched throughout the country…possibly the world. Cradle Mountain National Park, in central Tasmania, incorporates over 60kms of walking track. It is a great place to view some of Australia's most endearing wildlife, like the wallaby and platypus.

Fraser Island National Park: located off the southern Queensland coastline, this stunning national park is the largest sand island in the world. It is a world heritage listed destination, complete with large sand dunes, crystal blue lakes, fresh streams, and pure dingoes (a wild Australian dog). The national park is accessible via barge from Harvey Bay, just a few hours north of Brisbane.

Flinders Chase National Park: this majestic national park, located upon Kangaroo Island, is the perfect spot to see some of Australia's famous unique wildlife in their natural habitat. Koala walks are available, even at night, and visitiors are guaranteed to see a plethora of wallabies and kangaroos. There are also some rock formations worth exploring too. Accommodation is found at the national park, including one located in an old lighthouse.

Blue Mountains National Park: hikers and nature lovers will be at peace when they visit the Blue Mountains National Park. Tourists can access the park from Sydney, which lies just 90 minutes by car from the Blue Mountains. More than three million people visit this mountainous national park each year, wanting to experience some of the amazing landmarks within the area. These include the inspiring Three Sisters at Echo's Point, Wentworth Waterfalls, and the 15km walk between the Golden Stairs and historic Ruined Castle.

Whitsunday National Park: when it comes to beach beauty, the Great Barrier Reef's Whitsunday National Park is among the most phenomenal in the world. Whitehaven Beach is the heart of the park, but visitors who arrive between May and September may be lucky enough to view whales during their migration along the east Australian coastline.