Queensland’s National Parks provide critical habitat for rare, threatened and endangered species. To catch a glimpse of these animals in their element is a precious sight. The Daintree Rainforest is one of the best places in Australia to spot the rare Cassowary in the wild - if you’re lucky.
Other wildlife encounters to be on the lookout for include platypus viewing at Eungella National Park, turtle hatchlings at Mon Repo and kangaroos enjoying the sunset at Cape Hillsborough. Look up for unique birdlife flying through the treetops or to spy a koala snoozing the day away.
Each park has well-maintained bushwalking tracks for all fitness levels, from short walks through to half and full day hikes and rugged overnight to three day trek options.
For an extra sense of adventure, try jungle surfing where you swing through the canopy on a zip-line, white water rafting on a rough and ready river or rock-climb up a mountain for an epic lookout. You can also sleep out under the stars at one of the many National Park camping sites or if roughing it is not your style, there are some gorgeous glamping options to get your nature fix without giving up the little luxuries in life.
Take a look at our list of favourite National Parks below or search for nature-based activities to do on your holiday.