National Parks

Gallery: Oxley Wild Rivers


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.

Saved: Wildlife in Earth’s protected areas


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