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Giralia Station WA – image Adams Family Travels Five million hectares of new national parks, marine parks and other conservation reserves has been the five year plan for the West Australian government. You’ll find them from the Kimberley in the north, right down to the southern coastline. Here’s some of the names to look out for: Helena Aurora Range National Park Houtman Abrolhos Islands National Park, off Geraldton Fortescue Marsh, the largest ephemeral wetland in the Pilbara Marine parks Buccaneer Archipelago in the Kimberley Sites in the Perth metropolitan area Recherche Archipelago near Esperance Stokes Inlet National Park Opportunities exist
Russell Falls, Mount Field National Park, Tasmania by Overland Exposure Hot showers and a laundry at a national park camp? Yes, and yes at Mount Field Campground in Tasmania! CAMPS Ambassadors, Manda and Daniel say this campground is: “high on our fave list and absolutely recommend camping here when in the area!” HorseShoe Falls – credit Daniel Courtney Photography You’ll find the this camp inside the national park’s main entrance, next to the visitor centre. As well as a toilet block and unpowered sites you find in many national park camps, there are 14 powered sites, a shower block, coin-operated
Located 53 km from Manjimup in Southern WA Western Australia – Shannon National Park is well worth a visit.
My brother and his family had an interesting adventure at Minyon Falls, near Lismore in northern New South Wales!
Here’s a great little campground we had not heard anyone tell us about – budget priced and it comes with an interesting name and a hike to dizzying heights.
An iconic stop we think belongs on any Aussie bucket list is the lesser known Porcupine Gorge near Hughenden in Queensland. We managed the road from Hughenden easily with our caravan – it is 75 km north of the town on a fully sealed road. There is a short cut to Prairie, via a dirt road. This is a special national park and the site is aptly names the Pyramid Campground. You’ll see why when you venture down the MANY steps into the canyon below. Bring a picnic, we didn’t but you could have spent all day swimming (chilly!) and birdwatching,
Boolimba Bluff is in the Carnarvon Gorge section of Carnarvon National Park half way between Emerald and Roma. The walk itself is a 6.4 km return to the steep slopes above Carnarvon Creek with views to distant ranges. Named the ‘Roof of Queensland’ these plateaus are the source of many of the state’s rivers. You walk about 1 km along the main track, before you arrive at start of a 2.2. km side track – and warnings. There are a lot of steps and rocky sections, and yes – the sign does not lie – it is STEEP! It is
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