Unforgettable experiences in nature
We are excited to bring you a special collection of Queensland’s most extraordinary natural wonders and most unforgettable experiences.
Beyond our vibrant cities and charismatic regional communities, Queensland’s national and marine parks offer truly authentic and inspiring experiences. Feel a sense of tranquillity only found when surrounded by nature. Stand awestruck atop a mountain overlooking ancient rainforests stretching to the ocean. Cool off near a cascading waterfall. Take a deep breath as you watch the sun rise over the Great Barrier Reef. Experience the excitement of spotting a crocodile in the wild or seeing a rare spotted quoll, or visiting an ancient landscape that pre-dates the dinosaurs allowing a glimpse into our timeless past.
Whether you are a family full of lively children, intrepid travellers out to explore, or wildlife lovers wanting to glimpse one of our rare creatures, you’ll find more than just beautiful scenery in Queensland’s parks. Satisfy your thirst for adventure and discovery, and experience our parks in new and exciting ways.
Get out of your comfort zone and out of the bustling cities to enjoy Australia’s great outdoors. Take the chance to learn about Queensland’s rich history in open air ‘classrooms’; immerse yourself in crystal clear waters or take time out on the beach of a tropical island. Life-changing moments in nature await you in Queensland’s national parks.
Let this site inspire you! Before you venture into these parks visit our detailed website for planning information, park alerts or for information about parks not featured here. Keep watch for our new website which is being developed soon!
Enjoy and respect our heritage
Queensland’s national and marine parks protect our natural heritage—plants, animals, landscapes and prehistoric fossil remains—for our future enjoyment. Parks also protect cultural heritage—reminders of early European history and Aboriginal cultural values. Many parks are part of the traditional country (land and water) of one or more groups of Aboriginal people. These Traditional Owners share spiritual beliefs about how the landscape was created, and their rights and responsibilities for using and caring for their country. To Aboriginal people, their country is a living ‘cultural landscape’, interwoven with language names for places, traditional stories, cultural sites, such as middens, burials and rock art sites, and spiritual beliefs. All aspects of the landscape—both natural and cultural—hold great importance for the Traditional Owners.
Queensland’s parks protect the best of Queensland. ‘Tread lightly’ during your visit and respect our parks’ natural and cultural heritage so that others may enjoy them after you.