Nature

Agate Creek Mineral Reserve | Croydon

Approximately 160 kilometres east of Croydon and south of Forsyth, surrounded by towering sandstone walls, lies Agate Creek Mineral Reserve. The Reserve has been set aside for agate fossickers and is considered to have some of the best specimens obtainable with exceptional quality and with a range of rich colours. This reserve contains some of the world’s best quality agates varying from white t...

Alligator Gorge | Alligator Gorge

Alligator Gorge is located in Mount Remarkable National Park, within Flinders Range National Park. The Gorge is one of the leading Natural attractions of South Australia. The gorge cuts through ancient quartzite rocks and is flanked by the Alligator Creek. The Mount Remarkable National Park: (15,632 hectares) lies between Spencer Gulf in the north and Melrose in the south. There are wild wedge-t...

Alpine National Park | Mansfield

Extending across the Great Dividing Range from Mansfield through to the North Eastern Border of New South Wales Alpine National Park was first explored by Hume and Hovel in 1824. The park covers an area of 646,000 hectares. Abundant flora is the most notable feature, particularly forests of eucalypts including mountain gum, stringy bark and snow gums above the snow line. The diversity of wildlif...

Arltunga Historical Reserve | Arltunga Historical Reserve

Arltunga Historical Reserve lies 100km East of Alice Springs. The best time to visit is between April and late October. Camping, gold fossicking and walking trails are the principal attractions of the park.

Australian National Botanic Gardens | Canberra

The Australian National Botanic Gardens (ANBG) are located in Canberra and are administered by the Australian Government's Department of the Environment and Heritage. The botanic gardens are the largest living collection of native Australian flora. The gardens maintains a wide variety of botanical resources for researchers and cultivates native plants threatened in the wild. About 1 km to the wes...

Bald rock, Bald Rock National Park | Tenterfield

Bald rock! A massive igneous rock similar to granite but with a different mineral content is the central feature of Bald Rock National Park and the Tenterfield Glen Innes region. The rock rises 200 metres above a tall eucalypt forest well watered from runoff streams. The rock is about 750 metres long and 500 metres wide and is the largest granite monolith in Australia. A three-hour return walking ...

Bell Gorge | Derby

The picturesque Bell Gorge is situated in the rugged ranges of King Leopold Range National Park in Western Australia. The Park is 200 kilometres from Derby and 450 kilometres from Kununurra via the Gibb River Road and covers an area of over 392,000 hectares. The northern regions of Western Australia are a treasure trove of spectacular landscapes, remote wilderness, isolated lakes, rivers and whit...

Bellenden Ker National Park | Bellenden Ker National Park

30km south of Cairns lies Bellenden Ker National Park. The park lays claim to Queensland highest mountain, 1,611m high Mount Bartle Frere. The granite ranges are covered with rich rainforest and mini creeks and waterfalls feed the rivers of the valley on their way to water lowland cane fields.

Blue Mountains National Park | Katoomba

100km West of Sydney, the Blue Mountains National Park has the most spectacular scenery of any of Australia's parks. Enjoy the raw beauty of the sandstone cliffs and deep gorges originally deposited by river systems that drained into a coastal plain more than 275 million years ago. 50 million years ago the area was uplifted to become the Great Dividing Range. The range formed a natural barrier ...

Bondi Beach, Sydney | Sydney

Bondi Beach faces south and whilst in the Winter months the sunrise is obscured by the north headland, the beach itself remains protected from the Summer north-easterly winds that bring considerable chop to the surf and to Sydney's famous stinging bluebottles. The beach is safe, protected by lifeguards 365 days a year and is famous for its wonderful white fine-grained sand.

Botanic Gardens, Brisbane | Brisbane

The Botanic Gardens are on the northern bank of the Brisbane River within a few minutes' walk of the heart of the city, and may be entered from Alice Street. In January, the avenues of poinciana (a Madagascan tree) provide welcome shade and spread a mass of brilliant orange-coloured blossoms overhead. In the Gardens there is a rare collection of palms and bamboos. Concerts are held in the modern ...

Botanic Gardens, Macquarrie Street, Sydney | Sydney

The Botanic Gardens are located on the site of the first government farm, established by Governor Phillip in 1816. A succession of botanists later developed the three distinct areas of the gardens along scientific lines with collections of rare plants and trees. The upper garden was the site of the international exhibition of 1879 and purpose landscaped in Victorian style with statues and formal w...

Botanic Gardens, The Domain | Hobart

The Gardens occupy a pleasant situation at the northern end of the Domain, overlooking the Derwent River. Nearby, on the river bank, is a picnic reserve. The Gardens can be reached by train or bus from the city.

Bungle Bungle Range, Kimberly Region | Halls Creek

The Bungle Bungle Range in Australia's remote North West, is one of the world's last wilderness areas providing adventure seeking visitors with an amazing outback experience. Set amidst the natural wonders of Purnululu National Park, the Bungle Bungle range is one of the most amazing geological landmarks in Western Australia. The Range lies 110 km north of the town of Halls Creek and 250 km south ...

Burleigh Heads | Burleigh Heads

At Burleigh Heads the beach extends between Big Burleigh and Little Burleigh Headlands. This resort is especially favoured by those who seek (in addition to surfing) boating and fishing which are available in near-by Tallebudgera Creek. There are interesting walks to the summit of Big Burleigh from which can be seen a splendid panorama of ocean, beaches, and headlands. Currumbin, Palm Beach, Tugu...

Cania Gorge | Monto

Cania Gorge is located 25 km from Monto and is one of south-east Queensland's most picturesque gorges. The Cania Gorge National Park boasts 3000 hectares of spectacular landscape, prominent sandstone cliffs, caves, eucalypt forest and dry rain forest with mosses, orchids, figs and vines growing in moist, sheltered areas. This secluded area is home to a variety of Australia's native flora and fau...

Canunda National Park | Canunda National Park

390km South East of Adelaide lies Canunda National Park known for its spectacular coastline and beautiful sand dune landscapes.

Carnarvon Gorge, Carnarvon National Park, Queensland | Injune

Carnarvon Gorge is located in the Southern Brigalow Belt bio-region in Central Queensland, 593 km north-west of Brisbane. Primarily created by water erosion, Carnarvon Gorge is around 30 kilometres long, and six hundred metres deep at the mouth. It is the most visited feature within Carnarvon National Park due to the diversity of experiences it contains and the ease with which it can be accessed. ...

Centennial Park | Centennial Park

Originally swamp land and then set aside as land for a water source for Sydney, Centennial Park opened in 1888 following reconstruction as a public park. At the time Sir Henry Parkes vision was to create a "People's Park" in which the citizens of Sydney could "take in the air" away from the Sydney town centre. The park covers an area of 189 hectares and has been designed in the Victorian period ...

City Park, Tamar Street | Launceston

The City Park, a public reserve of 12 acres laid out in lawns and gardens and shaded with oak and other English trees, is at the eastern end of the city, within a few minutes' walk of the railway station. On its formation in 1838, the Launceston Horticultural Society took over this land (which adjoined the site then occupied by the Northern Government House) and laid out the grounds as a garden. ...