National Parks

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
Red hermit crab. Photo: Parks Australia.
Red hermit crab - Coenobita perlatus, Pulu Keeling National Park
Ubirr art site Nadab Lookout.
Ubirr art site Nadab Lookout, Kakadu National Park
Firewheel tree. Photo: June Andersen.
Firewheel tree, Booderee National Park
Captain Cook's monument. Photo: Parks Australia.
Captain Cook's monument, Norfolk Island National Park
The Dales forest. Photo: Parks Australia.
The Dales forest, Christmas Island National Park


Australia’s six Commonwealth National Parks, the Australian National Botanic Gardens and 58 Commonwealth Marine Reserves protect some of the country’s most stunning natural areas and Aboriginal heritage. They are managed by Parks Australia.

Australian National Botanic Gardens

The nations largest living collection of native plants, a site for scientific research and recreation.

Booderee National Park

Coastal vegetation, cliffs, white sandy beaches, native birdlife and little penguins, on Aboriginal land.

Christmas Island National Park

Towering rainforest, a seabird paradise and  home to the world’s only population of red land crabs, far out in the Indian Ocean.

Kakadu National Park

Australia’s largest terrestrial park, World Heritage listed, with abundant birdlife, breathtaking wetlands and a stunning variety of landscapes on Aboriginal land.

Norfolk Island National Park

Unique and endemic birds and plants have evolved on this Pacific island territory.

Pulu Keeling National Park

A near pristine Indian Ocean atoll, famed for its birdlife.

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

In Australia’s Red Centre, Aboriginal people have looked after this World Heritage desert landscape for tens of thousands of years.

Marine Reserves

One of the world’s largest marine estates, with 58 individual reserves, home to a vast array of ecosystems and marine plants and animals.


The Cleaner Environment Plan

The Australian Government's Plan for a Cleaner Environment - Clean Air, Clean Land, Clean Water and National Heritage​ - will help realise the vision of a great society by protecting and improving our environment for future generations.​