National Parks Australia | National Parks in Australia
National Parks Australia - National Parks in Australia
A country abundant with National Parks. Each park is unique, its environment vastly different to its neighbour. Australia is home to some spectacular national wonders. As a country Australia is dedicated to protecting it's environment and very special natural attractions. In order to protect these environmental areas, alot of Australia has their own National Parks.
National Parks are areas where there is no development aloud, here the land has been protected. These area's help to protect tree's and plants as well as native wildlife. It is also away of protecting Australia's major natural attractions.
Most National Parks in Australia are open during certain parts of the day and then fenced off at night, this helps to protect the environment from vandals. In Australia National Parks are helping to educate the public about the area and its history as well as how they are helping to save their environment.
Alot of the major National Parks will offer tours for those new to Australia or new visitors to the state.
All smaller parks offer barbeque facilities, these are fantastic places to bring the family for a picnic and a day out.
With so many National Parks in Australia, all special in their own way. There is no better time then now to start exploring these fantastic parks.
Due to each state and territory having varying climates visitors will experience something new and exciting in every part of the Land Down Under.
The East Coast of New South Wales presents tourists with rainforests, beaches, lighthouses and panoramic ocean views whilst Outback New South Wales shows off its rugged terrain and bush camping.
Early in 2009 much of the state of Victoria was devastated by bushfires. Slowly these National Parks are recovering and have begun to reopen for public use. Exploration of the Victorian National Parks will see visitors taking walking or bicycle tracks, fishing, swimming, camping, horseback riding and even 4WD adventuring.
There are 19 National Parks in the small state of Tasmania. Though the start is small the beauty is immense. Explorers can discover magical landscapes, highlands carved by glaciers, isolated beaches, rainforests and alpine wilderness. Tasmania is a refuge for unique plants and animals which are found nowhere else on Earth.
South Australia is a living exhibit of natural treasures. It has more than 300 parks and reserves which range from remote, rugged coastlines to mountain ranges and desert land.
With its rich red earth, waterfalls and natural bushland, Western Australia is an extraordinary state to visit. This ancient land has produced limestone pillars, views of the sea (an extra special time to be there is when one can witness the migration of humpback whales) as well as freshwater mangroves complete with basking crocodiles.
Australian National Parks
“If you respect the land, then you will feel the land. Your experience will be one that you will not get anywhere else.”
~ Brian Baruwei – Wurrkbarbar Clan. Aboriginal traditonal owner.
Covering more than 24 million hectares, Australia has one of the largest not to mention greatest national park systems in the world. Due to the diverse Australian environment the national parks range from beautiful, lush rainforest to waterless, dry desert and are home to not only spectacular scenery but a large number of native wildlife and because of this exciting diversity much of Australia has been placed upon the World Heritage listing.
The plants and wildlife in Australian National Parks are strictly protected and should be treated with respect and care. Some of these parks contain ancient Aboriginal Rock Art that can date back thousands of years and are an irreplaceable part of the indigenous culture.
Some of the most wonderous parks can be found in the Northern Territory. Kakadu National Park is a natural wonder and one of those on the World Heritage list. It features rugged terrain as well as lush wetlands and is steeped in Aboriginal culture.
Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park is also a World Heritage listing and is home to the great sandstone rock formation, Uluru (also known as Ayers Rock). The Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park has so much on offer – warm springs, water holes, rock caves and ancient indigenous paintings.
Australian national parks aren’t only home to bushland and wildlife in fact some of the most beautiful beaches can be found discreetly positioned behind the bushlands.
There are many bushwalking adventures to be had in Australian national parks, plenty to see and experience (though caution should be taken, it is always important to let someone know when you are going to trek through the Australian wilderness in case of emergency).