Best National Parks In Australia

The natural beauty of Australia’s landscape is one of its best features. There are a variety of landscapes in Australia, from vast red deserts and wild jungles to stunning coastlines and remote wetlands.

You’ll love Australia if you are a lover of nature!

Our number one tip for travelers who enjoy the outdoors is to visit the national parks of Australia!

They are beautiful in every way. We love the walks, the waterfalls, the gorges, and the swimming holes. The forests, rivers, wildlife, and camping are also great.

The only thing that was funny at the time but isn’t now are the mosquitoes and flies.

There are over 500 National Parks across Australia. Choosing which one to visit can be a difficult task. We’ve listed some of our favorites below to help!

Freycinet National Park, Tasmania

Freycinet National Park, one of Australia’s top national parks, is our favorite destination in Tasmania. It’s our famous park outside of mainland Australia.

What more could you want? Beautiful walking trails, beautiful beaches, granite peaks, and a beach that is consistently rated among the best in the world.

You’ll soon be praising the weather as we did! You may see dolphins in the water on good days.

There are many things to see and do at Freycinet. These include a walk from Wineglass Bay to Hazards Beach, Coles Bay, Honeymoon Bay, and Friendly Beaches. You can also take a seaplane for a scenic tour of Freycinet.

Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Tasmania

Cradle Mountain National Park is another park worth visiting in Tasmania. It’s home to the craggy Cradle Mountain, located in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

This Australian National Park is located 165 km north-west of Hobart and attracts hikers from around the globe. It is also part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

We did not do many of the walks because we were limited in time. However, when our children are older, we would love to return and take the famous Overland Track.

The park is known as a place of natural beauty, relaxation, and tranquility. The lake is called Leeawuleena in Aboriginal.

You’ll enjoy stunning views from any trail, including the lake, vistas of the mountains, and ancient mossy forest.

The Dove Lake Circuit and the Visitor Centre Rainforest Walk are two popular trails.

Wild Rivers National Park, Tasmania

The west coast of Tasmania is not as popular, but it is worth the visit.

This park, which runs through the Tasmanian wilderness, is remote, rugged, and full of spectacular gorges and rivers, as well as dramatic mountain peaks.

The Gordon River cruise was the highlight of our Tasmanian visit.

Visit the waterfalls (Nelson Falls, Hogarth Falls) or hike to Surprise Valley Lookout and King William Saddle.

A World Heritage Gordon River Cruise is another popular activity. Check out the sunset at Strahan. It is ranked number one on the list of evenings you should not miss in Australia.

Wilsons Promontory National Park, Victoria

Victorians have been keeping Wilsons Prom or the Prom secret for far too long. This park was amazing, and we can’t imagine it not being promoted more in other Australian States.

Booking is essential as bushwalkers and camping enthusiasts are very popular.

Imagine pink granite boulders, turquoise waters, and squeaky white sand.

Squeaky Beach, Norman Beach, and Sealers Cove are all beautiful beaches. Mount Oberon should not be missed!

The wombats were a great bonus to our stay at Tidal River Campground.

Grampians National Park, Victoria

It is also known as the Grampians. This rugged mountain range in Western Victoria is famous for its stunning views, beautiful wildflower displays, bushwalks, and rock climbing.

We conquered the Pinnacle’s Walk, a 4km walk with our two children. They did so well.

Reeds Lookout, Boroka Lookout, and MacKenzie Falls are also notable attractions in the park.

The town of Halls Gap is also accessible by bicycle. You can also eat at Lifefast Lifestyle Cafe and visit The Brambuk, The National Park & Cultural Centre.

Great Otway National Park, Victoria

Also known as The Otways or Great Otway National Park, Great Otway National Park in Victoria is a popular stop along the Great Ocean Road.

Discover waterfalls and tall trees as you walk through an ancient landscape.

Visit the Cape Otway Lighthouse, the oldest lighthouse in Australia, to see wild koalas.

Port Campbell National Park, Victoria

Port Campbell is a great place to start if you have limited time along the Great Ocean Road.

You could easily spend an entire day here, seeing the best of GOR.

Discover the amazing natural formations along the rugged coast, including cliff-top trails, gorges, and beach walks. There are also stories about shipwrecks.

Visit the Twelve Apostles Rock Formations at sunrise or sunset (and avoid the lunchtime madness).

Other sites include the Grotto, London Bridge Arch, and The Arch.

Mount Kosciuszko National Park, New South Wales

Kosciusko National Park, NSW, is the place to go if you want to climb Australia’s tallest peak.

Don’t try to do this part of the walk with kids dressed in formal clothes, ill-prepared for freezing winds and cold temperatures.

It is said that visiting Kosciuszko during the summer months will be a wonderful experience, as wildflowers will be in full bloom. Mountain biking is also awesome.

Mount Kosciuszko National Park in Australia is the perfect place for alpine and snow skiing.

Mount Kosciuszko, Australia’s tallest mountain, is known for its winter skiing and snowboarding trails, Thredbo or Perisher. In the summer, it is popular for hiking and mountain biking.

Why not go underground instead? The Yarrangobilly Caves are located deep in the mountains. Six spectacular caves are open to the public.

You can also go to the upper and lower Murray rivers, where you can swim, kayak, or fish.

Try their gourmet hot cocoa or eat at the Eagles Nest Restaurant, Australia’s highest restaurant.

Jervis Bay National Park – NSW

Normally, we would head north to the North Coast of NSW when we leave Sydney. However, on our Road Trip around Australia, we went to the South Coast for the first and spent five nights in the Jervis Bay area.

Jervis Bay National Park has some of Australia’s best beaches.

If you’re a beach lover, be sure to check out Hyams Beach as well as Greenfields Beach. You can also stop by the Hyams beach cafe for a quick bite.

Booderee National Park, NSW

Around the corner, you will find a gem called Booderee.

It’s a popular place with locals for its great beaches and camping. But I suspect it’s not very well-known around the country. We’d never heard of this place before.

We were blown away by this region in NSW. Murrays Beach, Cape St George Lighthouse Ruins, and Murrays Beach were our favorites. Check out Scottish Rocks and Greenpatch Beach.

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