Australian Parks and Sanctuaries

Parks are found in every state of Australia. They are great areas for maintaining our native heritage.


Australia has different parks depending on the controlling body that maintains the parks. The types of parks you will find below are;


National Parks,   State Parks,   Marine Parks,   Marine Sanctuaries,   State Game Reserves and Conservation Parks.

 

National Parks

Most National Parks contain an abundance of Wildlife and Flora. Click on the State of interest.

Victoria  South Australia


 

Victoria's National Parks
Victorias National Parks occupy 17% of Victoria covering 4,000,000 Hectares. The Parks contain beautiful diverse scenery must be preserved for the sake of our native wildlife, flora and our enviroment.

Please take care of Victoria's precious resource by taking your rubbish with you if bins are not provided and stay on designated walking tracks where possible. Do not remove native vegetation and try to leave minimal impact on the Park from your visit. Remember future generations are sure to want to experience the beauty of our National Parks.

Alfred
Alpine National Park
Baw Baw
Brisbane Ranges
Burrowa-Pine Mountain
Chiltern-Mount Pilot national Park
Churchill
Coopracambra
Croajingolong
Dandenong Ranges
Errinundra
French Island National Park
Glenelg
Grampians National Park
Greater Bendigo
Hattah-Kulkyne
Heathcote-Graytown
Kinglake
Lake Eildon National Park
Lind
Little Desert
Lower Glenelg
Mitchell River
Mornington Peninsula
Morwell
Mount Buffalo
Mount Eccles National Park
Mount Richmond
Murray-Sunset
Organ Pipes
Otway National Park
Port Cambell
Snowy River
St Arnaud Range
Tarra Bulga
Terrick Terrick
The Lakes
Wilsons Promontory
Wyperfield
Yarra Ranges


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Alpine National Park - Victoria
Alpine National Park is Victoria's largest Park covering central Gippsland to the NSW border.  There is superb scenery of mountain peaks, escarpments and Alpine landscape.

Downhill and cross-country snow skiing is a big attraction in the winter months. Horseriding becomes more popular in warmer weather.

Many tourists make their way here in Autumn to enjoy spectacular colours across the hillsides. Mt Bogong and Mt Feathertop are Victoria's highest peaks.

Deer hunting is permitted in sections of the park.

The park covers 646,000 hectares and is situated 360 km from Melbourne.

Facilities
Boat ramp, bush walks, camping, canoeing, horseriding, mountain bike riding, fireplace/wood barbeque, fishing, information, lookouts, picnic table, snow skiing (winter), swimming, toilets, 4WD tracks.

 

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Chiltern-Mount Pilot National Park - Victoria
This area is a significant aboriginal site. Enjoy the views from Woolshed falls, the abundant animal and plant life throughout the park, take one of the bush walks, or relax at a picnic site.

The park covers 21,500 hectares and is situated 30 km from Wangaratta and 270 km from Melbourne.

Facilities
Cycling, fireplace/wood barbeque, information, picnic table, toilets, walking track, self guided walking tracks.

 

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French Island National Park - Victoria
Access to French island is via ferry from Stony Point. Travel on the island is by foot, bike or guided tour as tourist vehicles are not permitted. The main attraction is the native animal population. There is an abundant Koala population and plenty of bird life.

The park covers 11,100 hectares and is situated 70 km from Melbourne.

Facilities
Camping, cycling, information, picnic table, toilets, walking track

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Grampians National Park -Victoria
The Grampians National Park is magnificent display of rugged mountain ranges, brilliant rock formations, incredible lookouts, cascading waterfalls, wildflowers and abundant wildlife.

The Grampians is one of Victoria's most popular tourist destinations, attracting visitors worldwide to view the splendor of this amazing area. There is sure to be something to please everyone. Scenic drives, climbing, walking tracks and nature study are just a few ideas. See Kangaroos and Koalas up close in their natural enviroment.

Halls Gap is situated in the heart of the Grampians and has stunning views. Here you will find a caravan parks and camping ground, craft shops, service station, restaurants, supermarket, Brambuk Cultural Centre

Areas of particular interest include The Balconies, lake Bellfield, McKenzies Falls, Mt William, Wonderland Range and the Zumstein picnic ground.

Aboriginals lived in the Grampians for thousands of years and there are significant rock art sites to be seen.

This area needs several days to view what the Grampians has to offer.

The park covers 167,200 hectares and is 260 km from Melbourne, 450 km from Adelaide.

Facilities
Abseiling, B & B, boat ramp, cabins, camping, canoeing, caravan camping, cycling, disabled access, electric/gas barbeque, fireplace/wood barbeque, fishing, horseriding, information, shops, lookouts, picnic shelter, playground, mountain climbing, motel style accommodation, rock climbing, sailing, self guided walks, swimming, toilets, bushwalking tracks, 4WD tracks.

 

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Lake Eildon National Park - Victoria
 Lake Eildon is a popular boating, fishing and water skiing area. The Park surrounds the Lake with bush and forest areas.

The park covers 24,000 hectares and is situated 18 km from Alexandra and 150 km from Melbourne.

Facilities
Boat ramp, bush walks, cabins, camping, canoeing, caravan camping, cycling, disabled access, fireplace/wood barbeque, fishing, information, lookouts, picnic shelter, playground, sailing, self guided walks, swimming, toilets.

 

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Mount Eccles National Park - Victoria
Mount Eccles was created by a volcano 20,000 years ago. Lake Surprise formed in the crater, and as the name suggests, is a surprising sight when first seen looking down the bush covered crater edges. The volcanic cave is a lovely cool place to rest after walking on a hot summer's day. Nature trails meander around the crater.

Facilities
Camping, caravan camping, fireplace/wood BBQ, information, lookout, picnic shelter, self guided walk, toilets, walking track.

 

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Otway National Park - Victoria
There is some spectacular scenery in the Otway National Park. The Park follows the coastline from Apollo Bay to Princetown. The Otway covers some of the most inaccessable and rugged coastline in Victoria. Magnificent rainforest and fern gullies make this park a tourist delight. The park covers 12,750 hectares and is situated 7 km from Apollo Bay.

Facilities
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South Australia's National Parks

Millicent
Canunda

Narracoorte
Naracoorte Caves

State Parks

Victoria
Dergholm
Cape Nelson
Mount Napier
Black Range
Langi Ghiran
Mt Buangor
Carlisle
Angahook - Lorne
Enfield
Lerderderg
Paddy's Ranges
Werribee Gorge

Marine National Parks

Victoria
Discovery Bay
Twelve Apostles
Point Addis
Bunurong
Cape Howe
Churchill
Corner Inlet
French Island
Ninety Mile Beach
Point Hicks
Port Phillip Heads
Wilsons Promontory
Yaringa

 

Marine Sanctuary

Victoria
Barwon Bluff
Beware Reef
Eagle Rock
Jawbone
Marengo Reefs
Merri
Mushroom Reef
Point Cook
Point Danger
Ricketts Point
The Arches

 

State Game Reserve

Victoria
Tower Hill, Warrnambool

South Australia
Bucks Lake, Mt Gambier
Bool Lagoon, Narracoorte
Tolderol, Strathalbyn

 

Conservation Parks

South Australia

Park

Nene Valley
Beachport
Little Dip
Guichen Bay
Bernouilli
Butchers Gap
Mount Scott
Mary Seymour
Big Heath
Glen Roy
Fairview
Talapar
Padthaway
Bangham
Jip Jip
Desert Camp
Tilley Swamp
Gum Lagoon
Martin Washpool
Messent
Mount Rescue
Ngarkat
Scorpion Springs
Mount Boothby
Carouma
Karte
Peebunga
Billiatt
Lowan
Ferries McDonald
Newland Head
Deep Creek
Swan Reach
Brookfield
Pooginook
White Dam
Bakara
Murray River
Danggali
Althorpe Islands
Point Davenport
Carribie
Warrenben
Leven Beach
Goose Island
Clinton
Port Gawler
Pandappa
Telowie Gorge
Mount Remarkable
Winninowie
Mt Brown
Munyaroo
Franklin Harbour

Location

Mt Gambier
Beachport
Robe
Robe
Cape Jaffa
Kingston
Kingston
Narracoorte
Narracoorte
Narracoorte
Narracoorte
Padthaway
Padthaway
Padthaway
Padthaway
Padthaway
Salt Creek
Salt Creek
Salt Creek
Salt Creek
Keith
Keith
Pinnaroo
Coonalpyn
Coonalpyn
Pinnaroo
Pinnaroo
Pinnaroo
Murray Bridge
Murray Bridge
Victor Harbour
Cape Jervis
Swan Reach
Waikerie
Waikerie
Waikerie
Loxton
Loxton
Renmark
Althorpe Islands
Point Davenport
Corney Point
Point Margaret
The Pines
Wardang Island
Port Wakefield
Gawler
Peterborough
Port Pirie
Port Pirie
Port Pirie
Port Pirie
Whyalla
Cowell

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