National Parks in Queensland
Fraser Island, off the Hervey Bay coast, is one of the many national parks in Queensland. This island, besides being the world’s largest sand island, offers great possibilities of exploring much of what Queensland has to offer at one go: beaches, forests, lakes and the corresponding fauna. Fraser Island is one of several islands that are proclaimed national parks. Other national park islands are located within the
Great Barrier Reef
Maritime Park. Although most visitors stay at the coast whether for diving or surfing activities, it would be a shame to miss out on one of the parks, especially Eungella in the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area that stretches from about 200 kilometers north of Cairns to some 300 kilometers to the south. Because of the many national parks, the following list is by no means all comprising.
Eungella National Park is Queensland's largest rainforest national park and it covers over 50,000 hectares. It houses impressive waterfalls, several rare species of animals and plants. It as an excellent area for bush-walking, not in the least because of the various trails that will keep you busy from a few hours up to a few days. Eungella is undoubtedly one of the most impressive rainforests in Australia.