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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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. ...

Daintree National Park | Daintree

Daintree National Park is the oldest living rainforest on earth at approximately 140 Million years with the southern boundary located at Mossman Gorge and the northern boundary at Bloomfield River. It is now home to rare plants that provide key links in the evolution story. It contains lush tropical vegetation, coral reefs, and the northern section of the Great Dividing Range. Cape Tribulation ...

Devil's Marbles | Tennant Creek

The Devils Marbles Conservation Reserve is located 110 km south of Tennant Creek. The Marbles are a collection of huge, red, rounded granite boulders balanced on top of one another. There are many of these 'marbles' that are scattered across a wide, shallow valley. The Devils Marbles were formed from erosion of what were original rectangular granite masses. Over millions of years erosion occured ...

Elephant Rocks | Denmark

Elephant Rocks are located in William Bay National Park in Western Australia, some 30 kilometers west of Denmark, lying on a sheltered beach , a few hundred metres east of Greens Pool. As it name suggests, Elephant Rocks looks exactly like a herd of elephants, paddling in shallow waters.

Finke Gorge National Park | Alice Springs

Finke Gorge National Park covers an area of 46,000 hectares, and includes Palm Valley, home to a diverse range of unique plant species, including the Red Cabbage Palm This species of Palm is restricted to this area, having a population of around 3,000 adult plants. The Park is accessible all year round except when the Finke River is in flood. The cooler months (from April to September) are the b...

Flinders Ranges | Melrose

The Flinders Ranges, which rise beyond the head of the Gulf of St Vincent and extend northward for over 480 km into dry saltbush steppes, are popular for winter motoring. This rugged mountain district provides scenic attractions and enjoys a pleasant winter climate. The Flinders Ranges differ materially from the Mount Lofty Ranges near Adelaide. Instead of rounded slopes and sparsely-timbered hil...

Frenchmans Cap, Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, Tasmania, | Queenstown

Frenchmans Cap is a prominent mountain in the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, Western Tasmania. It lies east of the West Coast Range, and south-west of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. The boundary of the park is about 2.5 hours' drive from Hobart along the Lyell Highway (A10). From Strahan, the park can be accessed via a cruise on the Gordon River. Those intending to...

Geikie Gorge, Geikie Gorge National Park, Kimberley Region | Fitzroy Crossing

Geikie Gorge National Park is in Western Australia, 1831 km north-east of Perth and 420 kms west of Broome. The Gorge is situated at the junction of the Oscar and the Geikie Ranges. The mighty Fitzroy River has carved a 30 metre deep gorge into the remains of the ancient limestone barrier reef that was created here in the Devonian period. During the wet season when the Fitzroy is in full flood wa...

Genoa Creek Falls, Croajingolong National Park | Genoa

Genoa Creek falls are located in Croajingolong National Park. This park covers 87,500 hectares and extends for 100 km along the wilderness coast of Victoria's East Gippsland protecting remote beaches, tall forests, heathland, rainforest, estuaries and granite peaks. Croajingolong is one of the state's largest parks, outstanding for its stunning wilderness coastline and a wealth of flora and faun...

Great Barrier Reef, Great Barrier Reef NP | Port Douglas

The Great Barrier Reef of Australia is the most extensive coral reef in existence, and for interest, variety and beauty of marine life, it is possibly unrivalled by any other region of similar extent. Built up over millions of years by the tiny coral polyp, the Reef extends from north of Cape York, [1250 miles] southward, enclosing a waterway of great beauty. It is not a single reef, but a serie...

Great Ocean Road Region | Warrnambool

The Great Ocean Road is a 243 km stretch of road along the south-eastern coast of Australia between the Victorian cities of Torquay and Warrnambool. The road was constructed to provide work for returning soldiers and dedicated as a Memorial to those killed in the First World War. It is one of Australia's great scenic coastline drives. The Road traces the coastline through the Surf Coast and Shipw...

Grosse Valley & Govertts Leap, Blackheath | Blackheath

Grosse Valley is located in Blue Mountains National Park. One of the best positions to see Grosse Valley is from its Southern side at Govetts Leap or Bolster Point. This spot takes its name from colonial assistant surveyor, William Govett, who discovered it in 1831. It is thought that Govetts Leap may also have been named after an escaped convict turned bushranger named Govett who, as legend has i...

Haasts Bluff | Haasts Bluff

Haasts Bluff is home to mainly Luritja and Pintupi people of the Central Western Desert. The intensity of desert colours, important sites and stories, and subtle motifs of the bush all find expression in the paintings of the Haasts Bluff artists. The Bluff lies 230 kms west of Alice Springs and is nestled within the spectacular West MacDonnell Ranges. To the north is Mt Edward and Mt William, and ...

Hell Fire Bay | Esperance

Hellfire Bay is located at Cape Le Grand National Park, south Western Australia. Hellfire opens out into the Southern Ocean. Located approximately 50 kms east of Esperance, Cape Le Grand is one of Western Australia’s best known and most spectacular National Parks. The three nearest beaches to Hellfire Bay are Blue Haven, Nine Mile Beach and Shelly Beach. A 15 km coastal trail connects the park...