Australian National Parks: Part Two [Index]
"Australia has a long tradition in preserving its National Treasures"
Australia's Unique Natural and Historical Landmarks
Nullabor National Park - South Australia
Though a dry arid desert the nearly three million hectares of Nullabor Plain that makes up the NULLARBOR NATIONAL PARK still boasts diversity much of which is unexplored. This flat exposed limestone plain is the largest in the world and has an array of blowholes, sinkholes, caves and semi-extinct waterways that provide the story of thousands of years of natures carving the landscape.
On its southern edge the spectacular sixty metre cliffs along three hundred kilometres of coastline exhibit breathtaking views which during the winter breeding season sometimes includes that of Southern Right Whales who gather at the top of the Bight to give birth.
Yanga Station - New South Wales
On the banks of Yanga Lake and flanked to the north by the Murrumbidgee River that feeds the lake, YANGA NATIONAL PARK
Yanga Homestead was built in the years between 1862 and 1872. The station was mostly used from as early as 1845 to keep sheep and a large woolshed built to house 3.000 sheep would regularly keep up to forty shearers as well as support workers busy.
Grampians National Park - Victoria
THE GRAMPIANS Gariwerd National Park in mid-western Victoria is home to a group of mountain ranges which are effectively the south-western extent of the Great Dividing Range that stretches all the way to northern Queensland. The rugged rocky ridges stretching over eighty kilometres from north to south provide great bushwalking and photo opportunities.
The Grampians are a landscape of stark ridges and peculiar shaped rocky outcrops and they rise spectacularly from western Victoria's plains and farmland.