Dryander National Park

Overlooking the scenic Whitsunday Islands, Dryander National Park is a large coastal park north of Proserpine. Fringing reefs just offshore are protected in marine parks. Access is by boat from Airlie Beach or Dingo Beach.

Dinden National Park

High in the Lamb Range, the park protects rainforest and eucalypt woodland. The clear waters of Davies Creek flow over smooth granite boulders and make a refreshing place to relax. Picnic or bush camp beside Davies Creek. Spend a day climbing to Kahlpahlim Rock (Lamb Range’s highest point) for views over Cairns and the Atherton Tableland. Learn about the rainforest on the Clohesy fig tree boardwalk. Drive through picturesque rainforest…

Diamantina National Park

Address: Diamantina Lakes QLD 4735 Phone: 1300 130 372 300km south-west of Winton. From abundant waterholes, wetlands and river channels to sand dunes, grass plains, dunefields and weathered sandstone ranges, this impressive park is a haven for waterbirds in an arid landscape. Diamantina National Park was formerly a pastoral holding and became a national park in 1992. It sweeps across highly weathered sandstone ranges in the east, down to the…

Davies Creek National Park

Address: Deepwater QLD 4674 Phone: 13 74 68 About 103km north-west of Bundaberg. This park protects sandy beaches, diverse coastal lowland vegetation and the catchment of near-pristine Deepwater Creek, one of the Queensland’s few remaining undisturbed coastal freshwater streams. The park’s diverse vegetation of coastal scrubs, eucalypt woodlands, wet heaths and sedgelands surround Deepwater Creek and its tributaries. Tannins and other substances leached from surrounding heath plants stain the creek…

Dalrymple National Park

Address: Basalt QLD 4820 Phone: 13 74 68 42km north of Charters Towers. Ancient lava flows, fossilised limestone and the Burdekin River are highlights here, along with the site of the former Dalrymple township, one of the first inland settlements in northern Australia. Dalrymple National Park features some of the more unique and contrasting features of the Charters Towers region including ancient lava flows and the Burdekin River, the largest…

Daintree National Park

Address: Queensland Phone: 13 74 68 Located 111 km north of Cairns and 56 km from Port Douglas. Daintree National Park encompasses Cape Tribulation, where a tropical rainforest and coral reef meet in this scenic coastal section. Sandy beaches, mangroves, swamps and wildlife are the main drawcards. A stop at Alexandra Range lookout provides a view of the lush green coastline sweeping down to the ocean’s inviting blue water. Explore…

D’Aguilar Range National Park

Address: 60 Mount Nebo Rd, The Gap QLD 4061 Phone: 1300 130 372 D’Aguilar Range National Park is part of scenic Brisbane Forest Park in the D’Aguilar Range behind Brisbane. Rainforest and open forest, panoramic views and special activity programs. Things to do: Picnicking , Bushwalking, Birdwatching, Visiting historic sites, Nature study, Scenic driving, Educational programs.

Curtain Fig National Park

Address: Fig Tree Road, East Barron QLD 4883 Phone: (07) 4091 4222 Just over one hour’s drive up the Gillies Range from Cairns. This park protects endangered mabi forest and a large fig tree. The formation of this fig tree is unique; its extensive aerial roots drop 15m to the forest floor and form a “curtain”. This park protects a small area of an endangered type of forest, called mabi forest…

Currawinya National Park

Address: Hungerford QLD 4493 Phone: (07) 4655 8470 On the Queensland-NSW border near Hungerford, 170km south-west of Cunnamulla. Large freshwater and saltwater lakes provide important inland habitats for waterbirds. Currawinya also protects mulga lands habitats, threatened wildlife and cultural heritage sites. Currawinya’s lakes, rivers and wetlands contrast strikingly with the sandy plains and rocky ranges of semi-arid south-western Queensland. These wetlands are among the most important inland waterbird habitats in…

Crows Nest National Park

Address: Three Mile Rd, Crows Nest QLD 4355 Crows Nest National Park is just outside the town of Crows Nest near Toowoomba. Take the New England Highway north from Toowoomba and drive 50km to Crows Nest. Turn off the highway and drive 6km east to the park. Spectacular creek scenery, granite outcrops, a scenic waterfall and eucalypt forest remnants in the headwaters of Crows Nest Creek are protected in Crows…