Nature

Mount Remarkable National Park | Melrose

Mount Remarkable National Park lies between Spencer Gulf, Wilmington in the north and Melrose in the south. One of the main features is Mount Remarkable renowned for its sheer precipitous drop with the small town of Melrose nestling under the cliffs. The region is home to a variety of vibrant birdlife, wildlife and flora. There are wild wedge-tailed eagles, rare yellow-foot rock wallabies, weste...

Mount Tamborine | Nerang

Mount Tamborine (553 metres) is one of the most popular mountain resorts within easy motoring distance of Brisbane city. In Macdonald Park and Franklin Reserve are large patches of rain-forest vegetation with creepers, palms, ferns, and lichens. The butterfly collection at North Tamborine is worth a visit, and also of interest is the palm grove at Eagle Heights, where visitors may see Macrozamia p...

Mount Tomah Botanic Garden | Mount Tomah

Located 100km from Sydney on the Bells Line of Road is Mount Tomah Botanic Garden. The garden lays claim to over 5,000 species of plants in 28 hectares of garden areas. The gardens have been separated into themes including formal garden, heath and heather garden, North American woodland, Gondwana forest, rainforest eco zone and the famous rhododendron gardens. Motorised transport provided for eld...

Mount Townsend and Blue Lake | Kosciuszko

Mount Townsend lies within Kosciuszko National Park in south New South Wales and id part of the Snowy Mountains Great Dividing Range. At 2185m above sea level, Mount Townsend is the second highest mountain in Australia. Mount Townsend is 4 km north of Australia's highest mainland peak, Mount Kosciuszko. Although, lower than Mount Kosciuszko, Mount Townsend has a craggier peak and is arguably more ...

Mount William National Park | Mt William National Park

Located at the North Eastern tip of Tasmania Mt William National Park's main attractions include walking, fishing, swimming and diving. At Eddystone Point giant granite boulders covered in orange lichen provide a beautiful contrast to deep blue green water of the ocean.

Mungo National Park | Mungo National Park

Home to 'Mungo Man', Lake Mungo was a vast freshwater lake during the last ice age. The park is now an arid landscape and part of the Willandra Lakes World Heritage Region covering an area of 28,000 hectares. Mungo National Park is located 110km North East of Mildura in New South Wales. Evidence of Aboriginal occupation dates back more than 40,000 years. The "Walls of China" was originally a white...

Murchison Gorge | Geraldton

The Murchison River gorges in the Kalbarri National Park are particularly spectacular in formation and vibrant in colour. The gorges have been carved over millions of years to form dramatic sandstone cliff faces which plummet into the Murchison River as it meanders towards the township of Kalbarri. Its layered contours ranging from white through yellow to crimson-brown. From late winter to mid su...

Murray River | Wentworth

The Murray River rises where a "stripling on a small and weedy beast sent the Flintstones flying". Jack Riley, whose ride inspired Banjo Paterson, once managed Tom Groggin Station, the highest point of the river and easily accessible by car. Springs surfacing on Cowombat Flat in Alpine National Park (a 10km summer walk) feed the clear river that passes through Tom Groggin. Further down and across...

Mutawintji National Park | Broken Hill

Mutawintji is a national park in New South Wales (Australia), 878 kms west of Sydney and about 130 kms north-east of Broken Hill. The rugged, mulga-clad Byngnano Range is dissected by colourful gorges, rockpools and creek beds lined with red gums. Scattered among the caves and overhangs are Aboriginal rock art and engravings. The park also protects Mutawintji Historic Site, containing one of the ...

Nambung National Park | Nambung National Park

240 kms north of Perth lies Nambung National Park. The park covers a long section of the central coast from Hansen Bay to Grey. Thousands of protruding limestone columns mistaken in the 17th century by Dutch sailors as the remains of an ancient lost city are known today as 'the Pinnacles' and constitute the park's principal feature.

National Park, Perth | Perth

Once a favourite aboriginal camping-ground, National Park, which occupies a central part of the Darling Ranges, is now reserved in perpetuity as a sanctuary for native flora and fauna. Situated 15 km from Perth, the park occupies about 4,000 acres of bush and forest-land, which presents a magnificent picture in spring, when the wattle, grevillea, leschenaultia, and other wildflowers are in bloom. ...

Natural Stone Bridge | Albany

The Natural Bridge at Torndirrup National Park is only a 15-minute drive from Albany. It is located 10 kilometres south of Albany across Princess Royal Harbour. Albany is 417 kilometres south east of the city of Perth. The natural bridge formation is a reminder of the power of the ocean. Over time, the ocean has carved a bridge into the rock face.

Needles at Gibraltar Range National Park | Grafton

Gibraltar Range National Park is granite country, carved into deep valleys and stacked boulders. The park also has rainforest of World Heritage importance. It is best known for its spectacular granite areas weathered into fantastic outcrops, huge granite tors with names like The Needles, Anvil Rock, Old Man’s Hat – and dazzling spring wildflower displays. The Needles is a spectacular gra...

Ninety Mile Beach | Port Albert

East of Wilson's Promontory is an unbroken stretch of beach extending north-east, in an almost straight line, for nearly 90 miles. Named for its length, Ninety Mile Beach is relatively undeveloped; this pristine stretch is superb for surfing, surf fishing, and undisturbed beach walks. Fisherman try for salmon trout snappers, greybacks, tiger flatheads, and flounder. Inland are some of Victoria's r...

Noosa Beach | Noosa

The waves at Noosa are the warmest in Australia with easy takeoffs and rides of up to 500m. The climate is sub-tropical - the word Winter is not in the local vocabulary. Getting to the surf is via a wonderful scenic walk through Noosa National Park allowing options to several surfing beaches and to the famous classic point breaks.

Nullarbor National Park and Regional Reserve | Nullarbor National Park and Regional Reserve

Located on the coastline of the Great Australian Bight West of Adelaide lies Nullarbor National Park and Regional Reserve. The park covers the longest section of coastline in the world without a natural harbour. For 1000km the cliffs plunge a vertical drop of 60m to the wild Southern Ocean.

Organ Pipes, Organ Pipes national park | Sunbury

Located close to Melbourne, Organ Pipes National Park draws many visitors throughout the year. A set of basalt columns as straight and regular as organ pipes is the central feature of this 121 ha Park in the Keilor plains. Yellow sandstones 200 metres downstream from the 'organ pipes' have fossils dating from 400 million years ago. 400 metres upstream from the 'organ pipes' are Rosette Rocks - a...

Ormiston Gorge | Alice Springs

Ormiston Gorge showcases the spectacular geology and landforms of the MacDonnell Ranges. Ormiston is probably the most colourful of all Australian gorges. The orange and red quartzite walls have been wildly fractured. The floor of the gorge is strewen with fallen boulders and rocks of every colour and pattern imaginable. The Gorge has a near permanent waterhole, estimated to be up to 14 metres de...

Otway National Park

Towering rainforests of mountain ash and myrtle beech rainforests with thick undergrowths of mosses and tree ferns feature prominently on the "Maits Rest Walk" and in Melba Gully in Otway National Park. Triplet Falls is a beautiful example of the many spectacular waterfalls found in Otway Ranges.

Otway National Park and Angahook-Lorne State Park | Otway National Park and Angahook-Lorne State Park

Extending across Otway Ranges, about 200km South West of Melbourne, and almost to Princetown these two parks cover Shipwreck Coast region and Victoria's famous Great Ocean Road. The Otway Ranges end in a series of coastal cliffs that plunge sheer to the waters of Bass Strait to form Cape Otway. The lighthouse on Cape Otway built in 1840 to guide seafarers around the Southern most point of Victoria...