Famous National Parks in Australia
2. Ben Boyd National Park, New South Wales
Gripping historical and natural attractions combine to create an Australian national park you’ll instantly fall in love with. Photographers will be in their element: contrast dashing red rocks with the bright blue sea. Afterwards, snap away at the remarkable Pinnacles rock formation – reached with ease on a looping walking track – then take a casual stroll to historical Boyds Tower and marvel at the views from atop. The park is easily accessed from Eden, where you can stay at Discovery Parks - Eden, or from Pambula or Merimbula.
3. Crowdy Bay National Park, New South Wales
Enjoy a wealth of spectacular, dramatic coastal scenery in a park that, fortunately, doesn’t live up to its name. Secluded beaches sit side by side with wetlands and rainforest, ensuring a visit here is a memorable experience. A must-see feature is Diamond Head, a craggy, eye-catching rock formation that makes for a wonderful sight. After a busy day exploring Crowdy Bay, nearby BIG4 Bonny Hills Holiday Park in Port Macquarie makes for a welcoming place to rest.
4. Hat Head National Park, New South Wales
More spectacular coastal vistas abound in what deserves to be recognised as one of Australia’s best national parks. Expect a plethora of jaw-dropping coastal scenery that reveals secluded beaches and coves as well as gigantic sand dunes; then admire magnificent rainforest and wetlands. Enjoy it all on one of many walking trails while keeping watch for abundant bird life. For the best vantage point, join a guided tour of Smoky Cape Lighthouse. Reach the park when staying at nearby South West Rocks, where BIG4 Sunshine South West Rocks Holiday Park makes the ideal accommodation option.
5. Great Otway National Park, Victoria
Although this large-scale park doesn’t completely fly under the radar, the extent of its beauty means it should receive far more exposure than it does. Astounding scenery abounds: dramatic coastline, cloud-piercing forests, pockets of fern-cloaked surrounds, and beautiful lakes. And then there is the collection of delightful waterfalls. One of the best vantage points to admire this outrageous beauty is atop Cape Otway Lightstation, which has daily guided tours. Check out the park when exploring the famous Great Ocean Road region.
6. Douglas-Apsley National Park, Tasmania
Marvel at a wonderful assortment of exotic goodies that includes gushing waterfalls, inviting waterholes, dolerite-capped plateaus, and deep gorges, backed by a landscape that contrasts eucalypt forest with rainforest. Admire it all from the top of Lookout Hill, which boasts breathtaking views that stretch to the coast. Don’t miss the striking dolerite formation known as Nichols Needle, while the alluring Apsley Waterhole is another standout park feature. A visit here is essential when staying at nearby BIG4 Bicheno Cabin Park.