Coorabakh National Park

Address: Lansdowne Forest NSW 2430 Phone: (02) 6552 4097 25 km north of Taree. Follow the signs on Pacific Highway at Moorland. Three prominent volcanic intrusions known as Big Nellie, Flat Nellie and Little Nellie dominate the park. Tall open eucalypt forest gives way to low stunted shrub land on the exposed summits and the Lansdowne escarpment, while warm temperate and subtropical rainforest is found in protected gullies. This unique…

Coolah Tops National Park

Address: Coolah NSW 2843 Phone: (02) 6372 7199 30 km east of Coolah, along the Coolah Creek Road (unpaved sections). 4WD is necessary on some roads in the park, but The Barracks, The Pines and Coxs Creek are 2WD accessible. Waterfalls plunge from the plateau heights in this spectacular park. Giant grass trees and tall, open forest with stands of huge snow gums shelter abundant wildlife, including gliders, wallabies, eagles…

Conjola National Park

Address: Conjola NSW 2539 Phone: (02) 4454 9500 This coastal park features extensive forests beside beautiful lakes and estuaries, and large areas of woodland and heath that become a mass of wildflowers in spring. There are picnic areas and walking tracks at Monument Beach and Fishermans Rock, and a picnic area on the shores of Swan Lake at the end of Goonawarra Drive. The park is great for walking, birdwatching,…

Poona National Park

Address: Boonooroo Plains QLD 4650 Poona is just 6km south-east of Maryborough on the northern side of the Maryborough-Cooloola and Boonooroo Road. Access is possible by four-wheel-drive vehicle, boat or walking. The roads inside the park are not signposted and become boggy when wet. Low-lying coastal plains and two small islands in the Great Sandy Strait are protected in this park between the Mary River estuary and Great Sandy Strait….

Paluma Range National Park

Address: Crystal Creek QLD 4816 Phone: 13 74 68 North of Townsville and south of Ingham. Features dense rainforest, open forest, creek scenery, wildlife and panoramic views. Locked campground. There are lots of things to do: picnicking, camping, bushwalking, birdwatching and nature study. Rising high above the coastal plains, cloaked in tropical rainforest and dissected by numerous streams, Mount Spec is the southernmost national park section in the Wet Tropics…

Noosa National Park

Address: Noosa National Park, Park Rd, Noosa Heads QLD 4567 Phone: (07) 5430 5000 160km north of Brisbane, on the Sunshine Coast. Noosa National Park features spectacular coastal scenery and provides an important refuge for native wildlife including the koala, glossy black cockatoo, ground parrot and wallum froglet. Includes the popular scenic headland at Noosa Heads, parts of Lake Weyba (a large, shallow, saltwater lake in the Noosa River system),…

Murray Upper National Park

Address: Bilyana QLD 4854 41km north-west of Cardwell and 36km south-west of Tully. Rainforested mountains meet tropical lowlands in the scenic foothills of the Kirrama Range. The clear waters of the Murray River cascade over boulders into rock pools in this picturesque spot. Murray Upper National Park is in the foothills of the Kirrama Range and is part of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. Murray Falls are among the…

Mowbray National Park

7km from Mossman. The pyramid-shaped Black Mountain towers over tropical rainforest and open eucalypt forest. Two parks (Mowbray National Park and Kuranda National Park) occupy the western slopes of the Macalister Range, which runs parallel to the coast between Cairns and Mossman. Black Mountain Road, an unsealed road, runs through both parks, as well as state forest and private land, from the Kennedy Highway in the south to the Mossman-Mount…

Mount Hypipamee National Park

Address: Kennedy Hwy, Malanda QLD 4883 Phone: (07) 4091 4222 About 110km south-west of Cairns, 25km south of Atherton and 15km from Malanda. The park is centred around a deep, cylindrical volcanic pipe with a lake at the bottom. Several different forest types, within a small area, are home to remarkable diversity of possums. Located high on the southern Evelyn Tableland, in the Hugh Nelson Range, this park is centred…

Mount Etna Caves National Park

Address: The Caves QLD 4702 Phone: 1300 130 372 Approximately 26kms north of Rockhampton. Limestone outcrops, decorated caves, rare bats and dry rainforest patches are now protected in a national park that once was the site of Australia‚Äôs longest running conservation battle. Limestone outcrops and dense, decorated caves are protected in Mount Etna Caves National Park. Mount Etna is the roosting site for more than 80 percent of Australia’s breeding…