There is nothing quite like taking to the open road and just heading for the horizon. Australia has some wonderful destinations, so here are 5 of the very best National Parks for you to check out on your next road trip.
Kings Canyon, NT
Kings Canyon in Watarrka National Park is around 300km southwest of Alice Springs and is definitely worthy of a road trip. With canyon walls soaring over 100m high and stunning scenery, you will not be disappointed. With your choice of 3 different walking tracks and spectacular views when you reach the top of the canyon, this is one to tick off the bucket list.
Yanchep National Park, WA
Just an hour north of Perth finds you in Yanchep National Park, a very popular destination with tourists. Steeped in Aboriginal history, this is one of our oldest parks with a large colony of koalas, a stunning array of wildflowers and an awesome natural cave system. Take one of the cave toursto see the amazing stalagmites and underground lakes, wander along one of nine walking trails, and have a picnic and just kickback at this amazing and beautiful spot.
Port Campbell National Park, VIC
Way down in Victoria you will find the Port Campbell National Park with stunning sheer cliffs, awesome rock stacks, breathtaking gorges and fabulous blow holes – all created by the incredible weather and crashing waves in the region. Think of the Twelve Apostles, the London Arch and the Gibson Steps and you are in the right place. So make the Great Ocean Road part of your next road trip, check out the dramatic scenery along the way and tick another one off your bucket list.
Daintree National Park, QLD
If you are heading north over on the eastern side of Australia, then you can’t miss the wonderful rainforests of the Daintree National Park. Just head towards Cairns and then drive northwest for 100km and you will reach this beautiful World Heritage Site. With plants and animals found nowhere else and some of the oldest rainforest remnants on the planet, this is a rainforest worth visiting.
Washpool National Park, NSW
Famous for the 80km Gibraltar to Washpool World Heritage walk, though dry eucalypt forest with dramatic ridges and granite tors, this is a hard walk and not for the faint of heart. The lush rainforests, wild rivers and fabulous waterfalls make this a stunning environment for the out-of-doors hiker, who is happy to rough it along the way.
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