Australia's 10 most underrated national parks

29 October 2023

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Comments (9)
  • Sue Seevers says:

    Agree Litchfield, Lamington and Otway great, too! (Melba Gorge near Otway good, too.) At Cape Otway
    got a close-up look at awake koalas when a mom and joey crossed over the road two cars in front of ours!
    Great chance for my hubby to try out his new telephoto lens as he watched the pair in a nearby tree.

  • Yellow says:

    QUICK! Put up a toll booth and charge for firewood!

  • AJ says:

    Hmmm…. I think you’ve left out Kings Canyon/Watarrka and the West MacDonnell National Parks in central Australia.

    • Editor says:

      Hey AJ. We reckon Kings and West MacDonnell are just plain awesome and both are recognised as such – whereas those on the list probably don’t get the credit they deserve yet. So many national parks, so little time. Cheers and happy exploring

  • Peter Hook says:

    I’m totally biased, but the Sunshine Coast’s Kondalilla National Park and Conondale National Park have the advantage of being spactacularly beautiful – think waterfalls, swimming holes and dense rainforest – and easily accessibile. The Hinterland Great Walk is arguably the greatest ‘unknown’ walk in Australia. We did the 13 km walk from Lake Baroon to Kondalilla Falls without seeing another sole. Walk it before everybody else discovers it!

  • louisa klimentos says:

    Kanangra Boyd national park and oxley wild river national in NSW are reaaly stunning

  • Jason says:

    I would say Mutawintji NP NE of Broken Hill is also underrated. Gundabooka is beautiful.