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National Parks and Rainforests

With more than 1,000 national parks within our state borders, opportunities to encounter rare wildlife in its natural habitat are always around the corner. While the Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest and Fraser Island tops our list of World Heritage sites, the natural beauty doesn’t stop there.

Explore underground lava tubes, relax at some of the world’s most famous beaches or boot up and hit one of our Great Walks.


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Airlie Creek Track, The | Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area

Airlie Creek Track, The

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The 850 metre Airlie Creek Track slowly winds up the hill behind Airlie Beach along a gravel path, featuring rare flora and fauna such as the Whitsunday Bottle Tree and the endangered Proserpine Rock Wallaby which are only found in this region.
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Bellthorpe National Park | Bellthorpe, Country Valleys

Bellthorpe National Park

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Bellthorpe National Park is at the southern end of the Conondale Range. Rugged bush land with rainforest, waterfalls and attractive creeks is home to a large number of plant species and a haven for many endangered and threatened animals.
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Benarkin State Forest Park | Benarkin, South Burnett Area

Benarkin State Forest Park

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In Benarkin State Forest on the Blackbutt Range, majestic hoop pines rise above dense subtropical rainforest.
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Blencoe Falls, Girringun National Park | Mount Garnet, Tablelands Area

Blencoe Falls, Girringun National Park

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This park features the stunning Blencoe Falls, where Blencoe Creek plunges 90 metres into a pool before cascading a further 230 metres to the bottom of Blencoe Gorge before joining the Herbert River in the spectacular Herbert River Gorge.
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Broken River | Eungella, Mackay Area

Broken River

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Visit Broken River in Eungella National Park for one of the best spots in Australia to see a platypus in its natural environment.
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Butterfly Bay - Hook Island | Hook Island, Whitsunday Area

Butterfly Bay - Hook Island

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A popular bareboat anchorage, Butterfly Bay is situated on the northern side of Hook Island. There are limited public moorings and snorkelling can be enjoyed along the bay edge or just off the beach.
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Buujan Quiinbiira Walk (Wet Tropics Great Walk) | Ingham, Hinchinbrook Area

Buujan Quiinbiira Walk (Wet Tropics Great Walk)

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Buujan Quiinbiira walk, Girringun National Park (Wallaman Falls section). The Buujan Quiinbiira (Boo-jun quin bee-rr-ar) walk starts at Wallaman Falls and winds its way through open forests and past palm-filled gullies before crossing the Herbert River to reach the Yamanie pick-up point.
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Cape Tribulation, Daintree National Park | Cape Tribulation, Cairns Area

Cape Tribulation, Daintree National Park

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In this section of the Daintree National Park, steep rainforested mountains sweep down to long sandy beaches and turquoise coastal waters.
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Carrowong Fauna Sanctuary | Kuranda, Tablelands Area

Carrowong Fauna Sanctuary

Carrowong Sanctuary is a 90 acre pristine property completely surrounded by World Heritage listed rainforest.
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Cedar Creek Falls | Proserpine, Whitsunday Area

Cedar Creek Falls

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Located approximately 20 kilometres from Proserpine on Saltwater Creek Road, off Conway Beach Road is the picturesque Cedar Creek Falls.
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