Diamantina National Park – discover endless river channels

Diamantina National Park – discover endless river channels

Description Diamantina National Park is located in Queensland between Boulia, Bedourie, and Opalton. The park in the past was a pastoral holding and became a national park only in 1992. It is the traditional homelands of the Maiawali and Karuwali people, that have a long-lasting connection with the land for thousands of years. Due to…

Cape Hillsborough  – meet kangaroos on the beach

Cape Hillsborough – meet kangaroos on the beach

Description Cape Hillsborough National Park is one of the few places in Australia where you can meet kangaroos on the beach every morning. The park offers rainforest, eucalypt forest, beaches, headlands with hoop pines, and volcanic rock formations. On top of it, the sunrises are just amazing. Imagine yourself feeding a kangaroo at dusk while…

Eungella National Park – the best place to see platypus

Eungella National Park – the best place to see platypus

Description Eungella National Park is located at the end of Pioneer Valley, 86 km west of Mackay. It is a popular park for a weekend escape or a few days vacation. The park is located high above the surrounding plains where you have to take a windy road to climb to the top. Don’t worry,…

Bribie Island National Park – the perfect escape from Brisbane

Bribie Island National Park – the perfect escape from Brisbane

Description Bribie Island National Park is located on the east coast of Queensland, 38 km from Caboolture, 68 km from Caloundra, and 65 km from  Brisbane. The park is known mostly for 4WD driving and fishing.  You can explore open woodlands, fragrant paperbark wetlands, scrubby coastal heaths, and see the blooming wildflowers in spring and…

Carnarvon Gorge National Park – stunning rocky landscapes & tranquil rock pools

Carnarvon Gorge National Park – stunning rocky landscapes & tranquil rock pools

Description Carnarvon Gorge National Park is home to towering cliffs, spectacular views, coloured and lush side gorges. There is a wide variety of plants and animal species like emus, wild pigs, brumbies, wallabies, kangaroos, and goannas. There are two sections of Carnarvon Gorge National Park: Carnarvon Gorge (this is where the main walk is), and…

Lawn Hill National Park – the stunning hidden gem of Queensland

Lawn Hill National Park – the stunning hidden gem of Queensland

Description Lawn Hill National park, also called Boodjamulla National Park by Waanyi traditional owners, is located far in the west-north corner of Queensland, 320 km from Mount Isa mining town. If you never heard of it, don’t worry. We barely knew its existence before our trip to Lorella Springs. Lawn Hill National Park is one…

Cania Gorge National Park – The Overhang and Big Foot

Cania Gorge National Park – The Overhang and Big Foot

Description Cania Gorge National Park is located in the North Burnett Region of Queensland. The closest bigger towns are Monto located 38 km on the south or Biloela located 105 km away on the north. The park is known for its towering cliffs, old caves, and sheltered gorges. Also, you can find aboriginal paintings on…

Burrum Coast National Park – beautiful beaches and 4WD driving

Burrum Coast National Park – beautiful beaches and 4WD driving

Description Burrum Coast National Park is located in Wide Bay Burnett Region,  38 km from Childers 55 km from Bundaberg, and 93km from Hervey Bay. There are four sections: Kinkuna, Woodgate, Burrum River, and Buxton. Only Kinkuna and Woodgate have recreation facilities. In Burrum Coast National Park you can expect to find wide beaches with…

Purnululu National Park – spectacular sandstone domes

Purnululu National Park – spectacular sandstone domes

Description Purnululu National Park was only discovered in 1983. It covers a spectacular landscape of sculptured rocks that reach up to 250 meters above the outback grassland.  It is a maze-like formation with orange and black striped karst sandstone domes that look like huge beehives. Located in remote east Kimberly Purnululu National Park (Bungle Bungle…