Ningaloo Marine park is a colourful underwater wonderland; the Great Barrier Reef on the east coast of Australia gets more attention but Ningaloo is just as good, if not better. You can snorkel straight off the beach here and let the current drift you until the end, hop out, walk back up the beach and start again!
Karijini National Park is simply one of the most spectacular places on earth. Standing at Junction Pool Lookout you will be awed into silence at the utter beauty of the landscape before you. Intense red chasms suddenly plunge deep into the heart of the earth from the spinifex plains above. The world above and below are like different countries.
Eighty Mile Beach is the longest stretch of beach on the WA coastline at a grand 220km! The beach forms part of the marine park which provides internationally significant feeding grounds for small migratory wading birds. The expansive tidal flats, seagrass meadows, coral reefs and mangroves provides ideal habitat for invertebrates to flourish and feed these migratory birds, as well as a great diversity of permanent residents including the endemic flatback turtle that also nests here.
Kakadu National Park is one of the most internationally renowned places in Australia and is World Heritage listed due to its exemplary cultural heritage and ecological conservation significance. Its unique environment has been defined by its traditional owners as having twelve seasons, rather than four, to accurately describe the intricate ecological changes that occur here.
Lawn Hill National Park would have to be one of the most outstanding national parks that Queensland has to offer. Set in the deep north-west of the state, this country looks more like a typical scene from the Northern Territory or north-west of WA than Queensland.