The Best National Parks in QLD

With over 200 national parks, Queensland is a haven for nature lovers. From Noosa national park on the Sunshine Coast to the lush Daintree Rainforest in the far north, some of the prettiest protected regions in Australia call Queensland home. Whether you’re based in Brisbane, visiting from interstate or exploring your own backyard, Ingenia Holidays offers convenient access to many of the best national parks in Queensland.

Leave your troubles behind by letting the natural beauty of these destinations distract you from the stresses of everyday life.

Noosa National Park

Situated around two hours’ drive north of the city, this protected seaside region is one of the best national parks near Brisbane. Famed for its white-sand beaches and turquoise water, it’s a classically Aussie paradise. The park’s secluded coastline is framed by dense rainforest, with walking tracks offering easy access to the beach. Keep watch for koalas as you stroll through this Sunshine Coast national park, along with other native critters like kangaroos and echidnas.

Noosa’s busy town centre is only a few kilometres away, so you can go from being surrounded by nature to sipping coffee at a bustling café in a matter of minutes.

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Daintree National Park

For those seeking untamed wilderness, Far North Queensland’s Daintree National Park covers 1,200 square kilometres of ancient rainforest. Unspoilt by manmade structures, it’s a treasure trove of biological diversity and beautiful scenery. The park features two distinct regions – Mossman Gorge and Cape Tribulation. Known for its crystal clear waters and granite boulders, Mossman Gorge is at the southern end of the park, while Cape Tribulation’s mountainous rainforests and long sandy beaches are located further north.

Daintree National Park is perfect for holidaymakers who want to reconnect with nature without venturing too far from the nearest city, as it’s within an hour’s drive of Cairns. You can zipline your way through the treetops, take a cruise down the Daintree River, or simply wander along the walkways that snake their way through the rainforest. The park is so close to Cairns you’ll be able to return to the comfort of your accommodation once you’re done sightseeing to rest up for another big day of exploring.

Book a cabin or campsite at BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Cairns Coconut to make the most of your stay in Far North Queensland.

Great Sandy National Park

Great Sandy National Park protects a big chunk of Queensland’s coastline. The park is divided into two sections – the Cooloola Recreation Area sits between Noosa Heads in the south and Rainbow Beach in the north, while the Fraser Island section covers 56,000 hectares north of Rainbow Beach. This section of the park surrounds the seaside town of Hervey Bay, a popular destination for visitors looking to explore the natural wanders of the Fraser Coast.

Great Sandy National Park reaches as far as Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world. Located just 15km off the Fraser Coast, it’s a fantastic day trip destination for visitors to Hervey Bay. Simply hop aboard the ferry to reach the island in less than hour. You’ll be welcomed by beautiful beaches and freshwater lakes, as well as local wildlife like dingos and goannas.

Once you’re done exploring Fraser Island, there are plenty of other things to do on the Fraser Coast. Enjoy a relaxing stroll down Hervey Bay’s scenic esplanade, going fishing off Urangan Pier, or take a whale watching tour.

Stay on the doorstep of the Great Sandy National Park by making yourself at home at Ingenia Holidays Hervey Bay.

 

Discovering the best national parks in Queensland doesn’t have to involve roughing it in the middle of nowhere. Find a family-friendly and comfortable place to stay near the Sunshine State’s most naturally beautiful regions by booking your accommodation with Ingenia Holidays. Check out all our holiday parks in Queensland to start planning your nature-inspired getaway.