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Conservation areas in Australia topics:
National parksMarine parksIndigenous Protected Areas

State/territory national parks: NSWNTQldSATas.Vic.WA

The second largest state of Queensland has the most amount of national parks in Australia, with a good 237 national parks (and that number is increasing), from the Daintree in the north to Boodjamulla in the north-west, to Lamington in the south-east, and the Whitsundays in the centre-east, the state of Queensland has a vast variety of landscapes, and most of them can be found in its national parks.


Whilst Queensland might have the largest amount of national parks (even more than even the PRC) and some of Australia's most internationally recognised ones, the efficacy of its national park system and its management has received a fair amount of criticism. Queensland also has the least amount of area as a percentage that is protected (includes other areas like nature reserves, conservation parks, etc.) and like its southern neighbour New South Wales, does not distinguish the finest landscapes of the state and parks that are no more than your ordinary suburban park so under the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Services, Burleigh Heads National Park and Daintree National Park both get the same classification.

Visitor information[edit]

Official park information can generally be found on, the parks and forests section of Queensland government's Department of Environment and Science. The information may not be the most informative of all though, and there are fewer resources available than what you can find on the parks pages of other states. However, if you go and pick up a park brochure at a visitor information centre in the nearest town with one, those brochures are usually very detailed and informative – if you're going to a park, try and pick one of these up if you can.

Get in[edit]

Most national parks into Queensland will have some form of road access, but many parks in the Far North or the Outback may only be connected via a gravel road – keep in mind that you can go for hours on these roads and still be a while away from anything.

National parks[edit]

Map of Queensland national parks


The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Services divides the state into the following regions

In SE Queensland

  • Gladstone
  • Bundaberg
  • Fraser Coast
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Brisbane
  • Gold Coast

South-East Queensland[edit]

Brisbane Region[edit]

Gold Coast Region[edit]

Sunshine Coast Region[edit]

Southern Queensland Country (Darling Downs)[edit]

Outback Queensland[edit]


See also[edit]

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