Kondalilla National Park

Address: Kondalilla National Park, Montville QLD 4560 Phone: 1300 130 372 About 100km north of Brisbane, near Montville, in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. Named after the spectacular Kondalilla Falls, where Skene Creek drops 90m into a rainforest valley, this park is a cool mountain retreat and an important refuge for many native animals and plants. Just behind the Sunshine Coast, in the scenic Blackall Range, Kondalilla National Park is a…

Keppel Bay Islands National Park

Address: The Keppels QLD 4700 Phone: 1300 130 372 15km east off the Yeppoon coast. Secluded beaches, crystal-clear waters, plunging cliffs and diverse plant communities are some of the attractions of Keppel Bay Islands National Park. Keppel Bay is studded with islands. The two largest islands, Great Keppel (1454ha) and North Keppel (627ha), are surrounded by 16 smaller islands and several prominent rocky outcrops. Keppel Bay Islands National Park includes…

Jardine River National Park

Address: Jardine River QLD 4874 Phone: 13 74 68 About 900km north of Cairns, on the tip of Cape York Peninsula. This vast, remote wilderness, encompassing much of the catchment of the Jardine River, is rich in Aboriginal and European cultural heritage. This vast, remote wilderness is an ancient sandstone landscape. Sediments laid down when the area was a shallow sea have been shaped over millions of years of weathering…

Isla Gorge National Park

Address: 25170 Leichhardt Hwy, Taroom QLD 4420 Phone: (07) 4699 4334 About 515km by road north-west of Brisbane. A maze of gorges, sandstone outcrops and striking rock formations, this park protects many rare and threatened plant species. Gorge Creek, a tributary of the Dawson River, flows through the park. At the southern end of the Dawson Range, Isla Gorge National Park protects spectacular sandstone country in the central highlands. Isla…

Hinchinbrook Island National Park

Hinchinbrook Island lies off the north Queensland coast just 8km east of Cardwell. Commercial water taxis from Cardwell and Dungeness (Lucinda) transfer campers and walkers to the island. With its lush rainforests, rugged, misty and heath-covered mountains, sweeping sandy beaches, rocky headlands, paperbark and palm wetlands, mangrove-fringed shores and extensive open forests and woodlands, Hinchinbrook Island National Park is one of the world’s most outstanding island parks. The island’s mangrove…

Hasties Swamp National Park

Address: Koci Road,, Atherton QLD 4883 Phone: (07) 4091 4222 Four kilometres south of Atherton off the Atherton-Herberton Road. A birdwatcher’s delight, this swamp is a valuable refuge for resident and migratory birds. Enjoy the birds and views from the two-storey bird hide. Hasties Swamp is a large seasonal wetland renowned for its diverse range of resident and migratory birds. Over 220 species have been identified and a large bird…

Halifax Bay Wetlands National Park

Address: Coolbie QLD 4850 Phone: 13 74 68 20km south of Ingham. This national park protects 772 hectares of saltmarsh and mangrove ecosystem. It is not accessible to the public. The national park is recognised by the World Conservation Union (IUCN) as an area “of concern”. The coastal lowland area supports salt meadow/herbfield vegetation with highly-saline alluvial soils. The wetlands provide a habitat for wildlife, including migratory birds, and are…

Green Island National Park

27km offshore from Cairns. This small rainforest-clad coral cay is surrounded by coral reefs. It is one of the most accessible and popular islands on the Great Barrier Reef. Green Island is the most popular destination on the Great Barrier Reef. This 12ha island is a true coral cay formed over thousands of years by the build-up of sand and coral rubble deposited on the calm side of a platform…

Great Sandy National Park (Fraser Island)

Address: Cooloola QLD 4581 Phone: 13 74 68 Fraser Island is about 300km north of Brisbane and 15km off the coast of Hervey Bay and Maryborough. Vehicle access (4WD only) is via barge. A vehicle access permit must be purchased and displayed on your vehicle windscreen before driving on Fraser Island. Buy all permits before you go. The world’s largest sand island, Fraser Island is an area of remarkable natural beauty….

Good Night Scrub National Park

Address: Good Night QLD 4671 Goodnight Scrub is in the Burnett Valley between Gin Gin and Gayndah. In hilly country in the Burnett Valley, Good Night Scrub National Park protects an intact remnant of once extensive hoop pine rainforest. Most of this 6670ha park is dry rainforest with tall hoop pines emerging above the forest. Distinctive bottle trees and crows ash are also common. The rest of the park is…