Broadwater National Park

This tract of heath and wetland rimmed by pristine beaches forms a community comprising some of Australia’s most interesting plants. Spring creates a vivid change, with multi-coloured wildflowers carpeting the landscape. This area is also a valuable example of the evolution and dynamics of coastal landforms.

Brisbane Water National Park

Address : Woy Woy Rd, Kariong NSW 2250 Tel : (02) 4320 4200 Bordering the Hawkesbury River, just to the north of Sydney, this is a park of rugged sandstone country. It’s a great place to see wildflowers and Aboriginal engravings. Go bushwalking, birdwatching and sightseeing. Park Highlights: The Aboriginal rock engravings at Bulgandry on Woy Woy Road, the sweeping water views from Warrah Trig and Staples Lookout.

Brindabella National Park

Address : Brindabella Range, Brindabella NSW 2620 Tel : (02) 6229 7166 30 km west of Canberra along the Brindabella road and can only be reached by 4WD. Brindabella is a mountainous park of stringybark, scribbly gum, box and peppermint forest, as well as subalpine snow gum and mountain gum forest. The park protects several threatened species including the powerful owl and corroboree frog. There are no facilities, but you’ll find…

Bournda National Park

Address : Tathra NSW 2550 A place of great beauty and conservation significance, with saltwater and freshwater lakes, lagoons, creeks, weather-worn cliffs and beaches. Enjoy walking, fishing, swimming, surfing and canoeing. Many threatened and rare plant species survive here and the wetlands provide nesting grounds for waders and waterfowl. Look for white bellied sea eagle, cormorants, black swans, chestnut teal and grey teal. Kangaroos and swamp wallabies can occasionally be…

Bouddi National Park

Address : Killcare Heights NSW 2251 Tel : 1300 361 967 This park has a series of small, beautiful beaches beneath forests, steep hills and cliffs. In the eastern part of the park, Maitland Bay is at the heart of the 300ha Marine Extension, one of the first in NSW, where all marine life is protected. This park has special significance for its Aboriginal heritage, providing a rich source of…

Botany Bay National Park

Address : Cape Solander Dr., Kurnell NSW 2231 Tel : (02) 9668 2000 Straddling the two headlands at the entrance to Botany Bay, this national park features a unique combination of natural and cultural heritage. The park is the site of first contact between the crew of James Cook’s Endeavour and the Aboriginal people of Australia in 1770. It’s also the place where France’s famous explorer Jean François de Galaup,…

Border Ranges National Park

Address : Border Ranges NSW 2474 Tel : (02) 6632 0000 This is a World Heritage rainforest park on the rim of a vast, ancient volcano. Pinnacle Lookout offers views of Mt Warning, the escarpment and all the way to the coast. The park is a haven to native fauna such as Alberts lyrebird and the pouched frog. It is an area of great diversity, and important haven for native flora…

Booti Booti National Park

Address : Forster NSW 2428 Tel : (02) 6591 0300 Wallis Lake and beautiful beaches of all shapes and sizes offer excellent opportunities for water activities – Elizabeth beach is patrolled by volunteer lifesavers during the swimming season. The lookout tower on Cape Hawke offers 360° views over the forests of Booti Booti and Wallingat national parks, the foothills of the Barrington Tops, Seal Rocks and Crowdy Bay.

Boonoo Boonoo National Park

Address : Boorook NSW 2372 From a lookout platform you can watch the river plunge 210 m at Boonoo Boonoo Falls (pronounced ‘bunna bunoo—a local Aboriginal term for big rocks). In spring, boronia, banksia, grevillea and a profusion of other flowering plants brighten the woodlands of this granite country.

Booderee National Park

Address : Village Rd, Jervis Bay Territory ACT 2540 Tel : (02) 4443 0977 Located on the southern side of Jervis Bay, it is cloaked in coastal scrub and flowering heath.  Featuring crumbling cliffs, pale sandy beaches, clear blue waters and a wealth of Aboriginal archaeological sites.  Its fascinating landforms, extraordinary diversity of plant and animal life and its lovely beaches make it a favourite holiday destination for Canberra and Sydney…