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1. Posted by mikeandave (Full Member 84 posts) 9y

Hi Everybody!

Does anyone know any amazing 'outdoor' places in Australia/New Zealand to visit? Any national parks you can recommend?
Would also love to know about any activities which can be done in these places.

Thanks for your answers!

2. Posted by anglosurma (Respected Member 106 posts) 9y

Whitsundays {sailing scuba diving }
Blue Mountains {sky diving , ab sailing gorge walking}
Fraser island {4 wheel driving & swim in champange pools camping etc}
These are the popular ones

youd be better purchasing the lonely planet book theres so many national parks and so much to do in oz

I could go on forever

3. Posted by HafJafMark (Respected Member 291 posts) 9y

The Grampians in Victoria, Flinders Ranges in South Australia, Porrungurrups in Western Australia

4. Posted by boreal2673 (Respected Member 345 posts) 9y

I would recommend going to Wilson's Promontory in Victoria.

5. Posted by dr.pepper (Travel Guru 316 posts) 9y

Can't say I've been to a heap of national parks around Australia, but I definitely enjoyed the Grampians (in western Victoria). Great hiking, rock climbing, abseiling and I think it's also pretty popular as a fishing ground (but don't quote me on that :)).

6. Posted by mikeandave (Full Member 84 posts) 9y

Thanks a lot guys. I've been checking them out and they look amazing!

7. Posted by paulandjes (Budding Member 10 posts) 9y

I have been living in Oz for 8 years and have done a lot of travelling in and around Oz and one of the most amazing places I have been to is Litchfield National Park NT. My husband and I hired a camper van (which is pretty cheap considering it is your transport and room for the night, no camp site charges) and travelled around did lots of walking, lazing in swimming holes and learning about Aboriginal history. It was fantastic.

There is also a great place in Central Queensland called Carnarvon Gorge. Here we saw Platypus, Echidna, Wallabies. And they have the King Fern which was around in prehistoric times.

Of course there is the Whitsunday Islands - paradise!!

Feel free to message me if you would like any further info.

Happy travels

8. Posted by Jncbunny (Budding Member 3 posts) 9y

I definately enjoyed the Blue mountians...near Sydney. So many trails to hike AND awesome waterfalls! So much you can do there! If you realy like outdoor activity and hiking, don't hesitate to head south into Tasmania. There are so many national parks and beautiful coastlines to explore....Wineglass Bay to name one of them.

9. Posted by AndyB24 (Respected Member 167 posts) 9y

cape otway national park in vic, great for seeing koalas, kangaroos and echidnas n the wild, nice temperate rainforests too. Wilsons prom is great, the grampians has some really nice walks.

In queensland: atherton tablelands and cape tribulation-daintree rainforest.

10. Posted by chrisktmnz (First Time Poster 1 posts) 9y

Pretty much anywhere in the south island of new zealand!