National Parks in Australia – An Overview

I’ve written about all the national parks in Australia that I’ve had the chance to visit. So, I figured that it might be useful to give you guys an overview of all fourteen of them.

Overview of National Parks in Australia

Alpine National Park

Alpine National Park is located northern Victoria and encompasses an area of the magnificent Australian Alps.

National Parks in Australia : Alpine Lake on a Plateau

Blue Mountains National Park

Only a two-hour drive from Sydney, Blue Mountains National Park is huge and offers world-class hiking.

National Parks in Australia: Blue Mountains

Coorong National Park

A less-known park in South Australia, Coorong National Park is a fabulous stretch of coastline, made up of estuaries, sand dunes, beaches and shallow lagoons.

National Parks in Australia: Coorong National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

The iconic Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is home to possibly the most well-known natural landmark in Tasmania.

Flinders Ranges National Park

Dry red sand, rugged mountain ranges and Australian wildlife is what visitors to Flinders Ranges National Park will encounter.

Bunyeroo Valley

Francois Peron National Park

This amazing national park on the coast of Western Australia features shallow seas, lagoons, inland desert and lots of high-profile marine life, such as sharks, dugongs and whales.

Lagoons and Coastline

Freycinet National Park

Home to Wineglass Bay, easily one of the most stunning beaches on earth, Freycinet National Park is located in the Tasmanian east coast.

Wineglass Bay

Grampians National Park

The Grampians are a mountain range in Victoria that rises up abruptly out of the surrounding plains. This is a superb park for hiking, fishing, camping and wildlife watching.

Grampians National Park

Kalbarri National Park

Kalbarri National Park’s landscape is made up coastal cliffs, sandy beaches, rocky desert gorges and rivers.

Kalbarri National Park

Kosciuszko National Park

Situated adjacent to Alpine National Park in the Australian Alps, Kosciuszko National Park offers hiking, cycling and fishing in summer and skiing and other winter sports in winter.

Beautiful Landscape, Kosciuszko National Park

Mount Field National Park

Mount Field National Park, comprising a wooded area in central Tasmania, is home to some of the world’s tallest trees and the tallest flowering plants in the world.

Russell Falls

Nambung National Park

Only a short drive north of Perth, Nambung National Park is home the Australia’s most surreal landscape – a landscape of hundreds of limestone pillars that rise up out of the desert floor.

The Pinnacles Desert

Nullarbor National Park

The Nullarbor Plain stretches out along the coast of South Australia and eastern Western Australia. It’s the largest single piece of limestone in the world and it’s completely empty.

Driving to Nowhere

Sydney Harbour National Park

Located entirely within the boundaries of Sydney NSW, Sydney Harbour National Park includes hidden beaches, islands, inlets and bays in Sydney Harbour.

Boats in Sydney Harbour National Park

Wilsons Promontory National Park

Home to the southernmost point on the Australian mainland, Wilsons Promontory National Park is a stunning place to go hiking.

Coastal Scenery in Wilsons Promontory National Park

About Bram


Bram is a Belgian guy who's currently living in the USA. For over four years now, he has been wandering the globe, with jobs here and there in between. So far, his travels have taken him to four continents and twenty-two countries. Bram likes to try different styles of travelling: from backpacker and adventurer to tourist and local, he has been all those stereotypes and probably will be many more in the future. You can follow his adventures on his travel blog, on Twitter and on Facebook.

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