Photo: Monkey Mia National Park
Australia has a long history of National Parks, the Royal National Park on the outskirts of Sydney is the second oldest National Park in the world, having been declared in 1879, just after Yellowstone National Park in the USA.
Other parks protect the wildlife that live in desert areas, tropical regions, mountains and along coastal areas.
There are also numerous state parks, reserves and botanical gardens, all designed to protect the plants and fauna of this beautiful and diverse continent. All of them are worth visiting and many are easily accessible, though not all.
Protecting not only important areas of aesthetic beauty but also cultural significance and on-going ecological and biological processes in the evolution of life are our 19 Australian World Heritage Sites.
A large section of the Australian Capital Territory is either National Park or State Reserves, from animal reserves to high mountain peaks. See more about the National Parks in the Australian Capital Territory.
NSW National Parks Tourist Information - More about the many stunning National Parks in Sydney and New South Wales. Explore Aboriginal Culture, Australian wildlife and the NSW natural vistas.
Victoria National Parks Map - National Parks in Victoria, also showing larger natural reserves in the state. Shows the Great Ocean Road, Wilsons Promontory, Grampians, Murray Sunset, mountain and desert parks. Victoria National Parks Map.
With a third of this beautiful island state protected national parks and World Heritage Sites, ensuring Tasmania will be a world class destination for many generations to come: Tasmania National Parks and Reserves.
Western Australia, being the largest state in country, has vast parks that include the Kimberley, Ningaloo Reef and Yanchep National Park, home to kangaroos, koalas and numerous birdlife. About the Western Australia National Parks.