Nature and Wildlife

From coast to coast and everywhere in between, Australia is bursting with spectacular natural landscapes and unique wildlife. Heading into regional Australia to get back to nature is one of the best ways to experience the wonders of our country – from protected national parks and conservation areas, to towering forests, mountain ranges, coral reefs and desert plains as well.  

Take in marine life wonders by exploring world-heritage listed Shark Bay (WA) or the Great Barrier Reef (QLD), see the magical stone formations of the Bungle Bungle Range in Purnululu National Park, or the dramatic cliffs and coast of the iconic Great Ocean Road.  

Head to Dubbo to visit over 5000 animals at Taronga Western Plains Zoo or experience the underwater observatory of the Busselton Jetty on Geographe Bay in Western Australia’s spectacular south west. Every great road trip will have you spotting native Australian animals in the bush and scrub, with many wildlife parks and sanctuaries providing opportunity to get up close and personal with some Australian wildlife favourites. 

With many diverse natural landscapes, climates and experiences to enjoy, you can build a holiday just the way you like it, whether you’re basking in the tropical sun of Far North Queensland or savouring the gold and red foliage of Bright’s famous autumn display. Families will find plenty to entertain the little ones and nomads can tick off some bucket list items as they plan a Big Lap. Take a selfie with the friendly Quokka population of Rottnest Island or head to Tassie and see if you can spot endangered animals like the Tasmanian Devil. 

G’day Parks welcomes you to Australia’s backyard, with many park locations in the heart of picturesque bushland settings and national parks, offering an immersive nature experience whether you are bringing your caravan or settling into a cabin. Getting back to nature and breathing the fresh, open air is the ideal way to relax and rejuvenate as you escape the hustle and bustle of daily life. 

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