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’s 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…

Mount Coolum National Park

Address: Marcoola QLD 4564 Phone: 1300 130 372 Mount Coolum National Park is about 90 minutes’ drive north of Brisbane via the Bruce Highway and the Sunshine Motorway. The park straddles the Sunshine Motorway and extends to the David Low Way near the township of Coolum. Turn off the David Low Way 6km south of Coolum or 3km north of Marcoola. Dome-shaped Mount Coolum rises 208m above the sugar cane…

Mount Cook National Park

Address: Canterbury 7999, New Zealand Phone: +64 3-435 1186 You can see Mount Cook as you approach Cooktown by road or sea. Access to the walking track is from Ida Street and is signposted. Rising to 431m, rugged Mount Cook provides a scenic backdrop to the township of Cooktown in Mount Cook National Park. Rainforest and tropical woodland with a heath understorey cover the mountain’s upper slopes and sheltered gullies…

Mount Colosseum National Park

Address: Colosseum QLD 4677 Turn off the Bruce Highway at Miriam Vale and drive 6km east on the Town of 1770 Road before turning right at the T-junction signposted “Mount Colosseum 5km”. Follow this road for 5km to a Y-junction. Continue right and across the railway line. The gravel road takes you to the signposted park boundary. From the highway near Miriam Vale, Mount Colosseum is a prominent feature on…