National Parks of the World
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Notable National parks of the world.
The area has one of the largest and best preserved groupings of prehistoric cave art in the world, an immense gallery of neolithic art of international importance. More than 15,000 drawings and engravings record the climatic changes, the animal migrations and the evolution of human life on the edge of the Sahara from 8000 to circa 1500 years ago
New South Wales. 138 km west of Sydney. The largest remaining intact patch of low open forest in the south-west central tablelands area.
Located in East Gippsland, the park reserves examples of warm temperate rainforest, particularly the jungle of Mount Drummer. Compared to the tropical rainforests of Queensland and New South Wales, this is a floristically depauperate forest, representing as it does the southern limit of this flora. The park was burnt quite badly in the 1983 'Ash Wednesday' bushfires.
Located in Victoria, NE of Melbourne. It covers much of the higher areas of the Great Dividing Range in Victoria, including Victoria's highest point, Mount Bogong and the associated subalpine woodland and grassland of the Bogong High Plains. The Park is on the Australian National Heritage List as one of 11areas constituting the Australian Alps National Parks and Reserves.
A national park in the Channel Country of outback Queensland, 1298 km west of Brisbane. The park received an award in March 2007 by the WWF for being among the top 10 reserves of the decade. Recognition was given for the successful efforts to protect the bilby, an endangered mammal native to Australia. Astrebla Downs is also home to the Stripe-faced Dunnart.
In northern NSW. The park is named after its most prominent feature, Bald Rock, which is a large granite outcrop rising about 200 metres above the surrounding landscape. Measuring about 750 metres long and 500 metres wide this is the largest granite monolith in Australia. This regolith has created a landscape with many exposed inselbergs of granite rocks, some balancing on top of each other, or forming natural arches. The walking track going up the back of Bald Rock leads through such an arch. Just off the road beside the park is Thunderbolts Hideout, a set of caves and overhanging granite rocks. It was thought to have been used by bushranger Captain Thunderbolt.
New South Wales. Formed by an ancient volcano. The variety of its habitats support 1/2 of the plant species found in Australia and more than 1/3 of its mammals and birds. As many as 50 of the plants and animals found in this park are listed as rare. The Park is part of the Barrington Tops Area of the World Heritage Site Gondwana Rainforests of Australia inscribed in 1986 and was added to the Australian National Heritage List in 2007. It is also part of the Barrington Tops & Gloucester Tops Important Bird Area
Queensland (Australia), 1,404 km northwest of Brisbane and 2 km from Kuranda. Barron Gorge is part of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.[
Victoria, Australia, 111 km east of Melbourne. It contains the Baw-Baw Plateau and Mount Baw Baw. In 2008 the park was added to the Australian National Heritage List as one of eleven areas constituting the Australian Alps National Parks and Reserves.
New South Wales. 251 km north of Sydney. Area: 25 km².
Queensland. 1265 km northwest of Brisbane. Area: 298 km².
Queensland. 924 km northwest of Brisbane. Area: 16 km².
New South Wales. 577 km northeast of Sydney. Area: 421 km².
New South Wales. 99 km southwest of Sydney. Area: 60 km². Best known for the timber boardwalk through the Minnamurra rainforest.
New South Wales. 554 km northeast of Sydney 50 km south of Ballina and 60 kilometres north of Grafton, between the towns of Iluka and Evans Head, home to some rare coastal rainforest and 400 different species, with bird wildlife particularly prolific. Also includes 38 km of people free beaches, untouched coastal river systems and freshwater lagoons. Area: 210 km².
Queensland. 1720 km northwest of Brisbane and covering 138 square kilometres, it was established in 1988.
Queensland. 373 km northwest of Brisbane. Area: 30.00 km² . The nearest town is Monto. Fauna include rock wallabys, bettong, platypus, geckos and over 150 bird species.
New South Wales. 347 km north of Sydney. Area: 104 km².
Queensland. 407 km northwest of Brisbane. Area: 49.80 km².
Northern Territory. 4 km southeast of Darwin. Notable for a number of World War 2-era concrete bunkers, one of which has been converted into a visitors centre and display of World War 2 memorabilia. Area: 13.02 km².
NSW - Situated 30 km east of Coolah where the Liverpool Range, the Warrumbungle Range and the Great Dividing Range meet
New South Wales. 272 km northeast of Sydney. Area: 18 km².
Tasmania. 165 km northwest of Hobart. Area: 1612 km². Contains many beautiful walking trails, the most famous of which is the Overland Track.
New South Wales. 271 km northeast of Sydney and north-east of Taree. Area: 102 km². Features include Diamond Head, the natural arch at Indian Head and sweeping beaches. Includes coastal forest, heathlands, swamp areas and lagoons providing habitat for water birds.
Queensland. 844 km northwest of Brisbane. Area: 204.00 km².
Queensland. 627 km west of Brisbane. Occupies the site of the former pastoral and grazing property of Byra Station. Area: 428.56 km².
The Daintree National Park is the oldest living rainforest on earth at approximately 140 Million years with the southern boundary located at Mossman Gorge and the northern boundary at Bloomfield River.
Queensland. 1278 km west of Brisbane. Area: 5070.00 km².
New South Wales. 288 km northeast of Sydney. Area: 11 km². Established in 1997, vegetation includes some of the best examples of old growth blackbutt forest in the area and pockets of sub-tropical rainforest that provide habitat for gliders, bats and koalas.
New South Wales. 580 km north of Sydney, and 5km east of the town of Dorrigo. Area: 119 km². Includes and interpretive rainforest centre and vertiginous skywalk, a 70 m long platform above the canopy with extensive views over the Bellinger Valley to the coast. More than 120 species of bird including the lyre and whip. Other wildlife includes red-necked pademelons, diamond-headed pythons and green tree snakes.
Queensland. 1329 km northwest of Brisbane. Area: 37.10 km².
Victoria. 352 km east of Melbourne. Centred on the Errinundra Plateau, a southern extension to the Monaro Tablelands of New South Wales.
South Australia. On Kangaroo Island, 213 km southwest of Adelaide. Composed of a group of protected areas at the western end of Kangaroo Island. Includes coastal landscapes, Cape du Couedic, Rocky River in the southwest, the Gosse Lands in the northeast and Cape Borda lightstation in the northwest. Is located 110 km west of Kingscote, the island's largest town. Area: 328 km².
New South Wales. 18 km south west of Sydney. Area: 3.4 km².
Western Australia. 584 km east of Perth. Area: 604 km². Established 1978.
Western Australia. 21 km east of Perth, at the southern side of the mouth of the Helena Valley on the Darling Scarp. Area: 33 hectares (82 acres).
Tasmania. 55 km southwest of Hobart.
Queensland. Contains the largest remaining area of lowland rainforest in Australia. Refuge to some unusual wildlife.
Queensland. 1306 km northwest of Brisbane. Area: 0.45 km².
Western Australia. Approximately 1100 km north of Perth. Area: 1417 km².
Queensland. 91 km north of Brisbane. Area: 3.27 km².
Victoria. 353 kilometres east of Melbourne. Area: 13.7 km².
Queensland. 336 km north of Brisbane. Area: 24.20 km².
Named by Captain Cook when he passed it on 12 August 1770, Lizard Island is 1624 km northwest of Brisbane and part of the Lizard Island Group that also includes Palfrey Island.
Queensland. 95 km north of Brisbane. Area: 0.26 km².
New South Wales. 633 km north of Sydney. Area: 38 km².
Located approximately 30 km south-west of Port Macquarie on the mid north coast of NSW, the park covers an area of 1830 ha, encompassing Middle Brother Mountain, the central mountain in the Three Brothers Mountain chain.
New South Wales. 648 km northeast of Sydney. Area: 12 km².
Queensland, 1314 km northwest of Brisbane, Area: 2.79 km².
Victoria. Located in the northern foothills of the Strzelecki Ranges, is small but significant for its orchids. Many species are found from the tiny bird orchids of autumn to the summer flowering hyacinth orchid, the largest ground orchid in Victoria. The rare butterfly orchid also grows here.
Victoria. 313 km west of Melbourne. Area: 17.33 km².
NSW. 445 kilometres north of Sydney and named in memory of the Australian explorer John Oxley.
New South Wales. 29 km south of Sydney. Proclaimed on 26 April 1879, it is the world's 2nd oldest purposed national park and the 1st usage of the term "national park" after Yellowstone in the United States.
Queensland. 2031 km northwest of Brisbane. Area: 0.19 km².
New South Wales. 41 km northwest of Sydney. Longneck Lagoon lies in the northern section of the park. Area: 9.20 km².
Queensland, 1997 km northwest of Brisbane. Area: 1.29 km².
Queensland. 198 km southwest of Brisbane. It is the source of the Severn River, which is the starting point of the Darling River.
NSW - 134 km southwest of Sydney, named after the cult God, Tarlo.
Queensland. 581 km northwest of Brisbane. Area: 116 km².
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