TOP 10 NATIONAL PARKS
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.