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August 28 2014 | kelly

The best from around Australia

With the weather returning to prime holidaying conditions, we’ve compiled a top 10 list of the best national parks across Australia to give you some inspiration for your next caravan trip.

Best Beaches

Bay of Fires Conservation Park, TAS
Secluded beaches with lichen-covered boulders, coastal lagoons and wildflower heathlands make the Bay of Fires Conservation Park in north-east Tasmania a great place to visit.

Best Mountain Climbing

Mt Kosciuszko National Park, NSW
For beautiful views and a huge selection of mountains and hills to scale, it’s hard to go past Mt Kosciuszko National Park if you like an uphill trek.

Best Rainforests

Washpool National Park, NSW
Less well known than the Daintree, Washpool National Park in northern NSW features wonderful wilderness walks through glorious mossy forests.

Best Riverside Camping

Kwiambal National Park, NSW
For some of the best swimming holes and river gorge scenery you’ll see east of the Kimberley, visit Kwiambal National Park on the junction of the Macintyre and Severn rivers.

Best Gorges

Carnarvon Gorge, QLD
Carnarvon Gorge features canyons of towering white sandstone cliffs with hanging gardens of mosses and ferns, hidden caves and some of the finest Aboriginal rock art in the country.

Best Hiking

Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, TAS
With fantastic scenery and a huge choice of tracks, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park in central Tasmania has enough to keep you going for days – literally.

Best Waterfalls

Litchfield National Park, NT
Find wetlands and lily-covered billabongs, glorious waterfalls, birdlife and gigantic termite mounds – and only an hour or so drive from Darwin.

Best Desert

Nambung National Park, WA
Some of the most accessible, unusual, and striking desert country can be found in the Pinnacles Desert in Nambung National Park three hours drive north of Perth.

Best Wildlife

Flinders Chase National Park, SA
Penguins, fur seals, Australian sea lions, koalas, kangaroos, wallabies and birdlife can be found at Flinders Chase National Park, on the western end of Kangaroo Island.

Best Indigenous Art

Kakadu National Park, NT
Some of Australia’s most accessible and fascinating indigenous Dreamtime art sites are at Ubirr and Nourlangie in Kakadu National Park.

Did we miss your favourite park? Let us know in the comments section below.

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6 thoughts on “TOP 10 NATIONAL PARKS”

    1. Not anymore Andy as I believe that the Victorian government has now slapped a $50 + fee for an unpowered camp site . I went there many times as a kid in the 1960s but if the fee is true then I will never return no matter what the place is like now.

  1. Frazer Island must have one of the most pristine beaches and national parks with massive trees and crystal clear, high volume creeks and perched lakes. A top spot in Australia.

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