Crisscrossed with more than 25 day walks, Kakadu National Park offers bushwalkers the chance to soak up the unique and plentiful treasures of Australia’s Top End.
Science & Environment
Conservation corners or places for leisure? Ecologists are calling for a radical rethink in how we manage these special places
Encompassing 200,000sq.km of some of Earth’s most ancient rocks, Western Australia’s Pilbara region stretches from a coast harbouring ancient human art to an ochre-red inland cut by gorges and waterfalls.
A ticket to sparkling waters, breathtaking scenery and an active weekend escape without leaving metropolitan Sydney.
Want to really get away form the crowds? Head to these remote national parks that are worth the effort
This national park is a bushwalker’s dream, with stunning vistas of wild river valleys
New England’s Oxley Wild Rivers National Park is distinguished by its many waterfalls and the dry rainforest that cloak its gullies and slopes. Rivers plunge over cliffs to create one of the largest gorge systems in Australia, providing secluded swimming, canoeing and fishing spots. Lookouts at Apsley, Dangars and Wollomombi falls provide breathtaking perspectives at every turn.
The ‘Saved’ photography competition encouraged people from around the world to submit images of national parks and protected areas, inspiring others to nurture these important natural spaces. The finalists had their images displayed as part of the IUCN World Parks Congress, held in Sydney in November. See some of the images here, and find all of the finalists and winners at www.wpcsaved.com.
The planet’s 209,000 conservation reserves now cover 15.4 per cent of the land area, but are they doing enough to protect dwindling species?
From mountains to deserts to rainforests, here are 10 of Australia’s best national parks to visit