Australian National Parks Photography

Environment Stock Images By Heather Farish

Australia has many national parks throughout the country. These cover areas as diverse as deserts, rocky gorges, forests, rivers and the coast. Here is a sample of a few.

     
The Pinnacles
     
Royal Hakea
     
Kings Canyon
     
Bungle Bungles


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First Published: 20150901

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1. The Pinnacles. The Pinnacles, a collection of limestone formations, are found north of Perth in Western Australia. They are contained in the Nambung National Park.

2. Weano Gorge pool in Kaijini National Park. Karijini National Park is located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. It is home to a variety of gorges, waterfalls, colourful wildflowers after rain and animals such as kangaroos, euros and rock wallabies. Many snakes, geckos, lizards and goannas also call it home.

3. Fitzgerald River National Park, WA. One of the most diverse botanical regions in the world, Fitzgerald River National Park is south east Western Australia, contains more than 1800 plant species with 62 of them only being found there. It has coastal hills, small sandy coves, granite outcrops and rocky cliffs. This photo shows Middle and East Mount Barren from West Mount Barren.

4. Point Ann in Fitzgerald River National Park, WA. One of the most diverse botanical regions in the world, Fitzgerald River National Park is south east Western Australia, contains more than 1800 plant species with 62 of them only being found there. It has coastal hills, small sandy coves, granite outcrops and rocky cliffs.

5. Royal Hakea. The Royal Hakea (Hakea victoria) is endemic to the Fitzgerald River National Park in Western Australia. Its brilliant yellows, oranges and reds are due to the poor soils in which it grows. As new growth required nutrients, some are taken from the old leaves, changing their colour.

6. Z Bend in Kalbarri National Park. Kalbarri National Park, is centred on the Murchison River in Western Australia. It includes both the red and white gorges gouged out by the river in the escarpment and the coastal cliffs close to the river mouth. It is spectacular scenery in which to hike and becomes a blaze of colour in Spring when the wild flowers bloom

7. Rock Window in Kalbarri National Park. Kalbarri National Park, is centred on the Murchison River in Western Australia. It includes both the red and white gorges gouged out by the river in the escarpment and the coastal cliffs close to the river mouth. It is spectacular scenery in which to hike and becomes a blaze of colour in Spring when the wild flowers bloom

8. Castle Cove in Kalbarri National Park. Kalbarri National Park, is centred on the Murchison River in Western Australia. It includes both the red and white gorges gouged out by the river in the escarpment and the coastal cliffs close to the river mouth. It is spectacular scenery in which to hike and becomes a blaze of colour in Spring when the wild flowers bloom

9. The colour of Kings Canyon. Kings Canyon includes the beehive rock formations that form the Lost City, a surreal landscape on the rim of Kings Canyon in Central Australia's Watarrka National Park. The canyon itself is 270 metres deep with the small green oasis called the Garden of Eden, in one corner.In Spring wildflowers bloom in the park.

10. Kings Canyon. This is the entry to Kings Canyon in Central Australia's Watarrka National Park. The canyon itself is 270 metres deep with the small green oasis called the Garden of Eden, at the far end.

11. Cape Arid National Park outcrop. The 279,415 hectare Cape Arid National Park is located in south east Western Australia 120 km east of Esperance. The park includes regions of coastline, swampy areas, granite outcrops and many coastal heathlands, hence is home to a vast range of flora and fauna. Camping is available at Thomas River, while the park is ideal for bushwalking, four-wheel driving and beach fishing.

12. Cape Arid National Park coastline. The 279,415 hectare Cape Arid National Park is located in south east Western Australia 120 km east of Esperance. The park includes regions of coastline, swampy areas, granite outcrops and many coastal heathlands, hence is home to a vast range of flora and fauna. Camping is available at Thomas River, while the park is ideal for bushwalking, four-wheel driving and beach fishing.

13. From Mirima National Park to the Carr-Boyd Range. Mirima National Park, also known as Hidden Valley, is on the outskirts of Kununurra in northern Western Australia. Its 2068 hectares are home to spectacular rock formations due to erosion of the sandstone. Accessible for day visits only, the park also has a variety of flora and fauna.

14. Chinderwariner Pool in Millstream Chichester National Park. Located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, Millstream Chichester National Park is centred on the old Millstream Station and Millstream Creek. The later provides some attractive pools before it joins the Fortesque River. An oasis among the arid, spinifex-covered plateau.

15. Windjana Gorge reflections. At the centre of Windjana Gorge National Park are the colourful limestone cliffs up to 100 metres high, carved out of the Napier Range by the Lennard River. This park is in the Kimberley region of northern Western Australia.

16. Kimberley Heather with its pink flowers. Mirima National Park, also known as Hidden Valley, is on the outskirts of Kununurra in northern Western Australia. Its 2068 hectares are home to spectacular rock formations due to erosion of the sandstone. Accessible for day visits only, the park also has a variety of flora and fauna, of which Kimberley Heather (Calytrix exstipulata) is one example.

17. Gum tree trunks along Wilpena Creek. At the centre of the Flinders Ranges National Park, 450 kilometres north of Adelaide, is Wilpena Pound. This natural amphitheatre is a popular area for bushwalking with hikes of all levels. It is rich in wildlife and in Spring bursts into colour as the wildflowers bloom.

18. Kakadu floodplain from Window on the Wetlands. Adelaide River floodplain in Kakadu National Park as seen from Window on the Wetlands.

19. Bungle Bungles from the air. The Bungle Bungles or Purnululu National Park is a remote area in the Kimberley area of Western Australia. It is home to a conglomeration of striped rock domes made of sandstone with black stripes courtesy of the cyanobacteria that grow on the regions with a higher clay content.

20. Bungle Bungles. The Bungle Bungles or Purnululu National Park is a remote area in the Kimberley area of Western Australia. It is home to a conglomeration of striped rock domes made of sandstone with black stripes courtesy of the cyanobacteria that grow on the regions with a higher clay content.

21. Mini Palms Gorge in the Bungle Bungles. The Bungle Bungles or Purnululu National Park is a remote area in the Kimberley area of Western Australia. It is home to a conglomeration of striped rock domes made of sandstone with black stripes courtesy of the cyanobacteria that grow on the regions with a higher clay content. Mini Palms Gorge is one of many places to hike to.

22. A gorge in the Bunge Bungles. A gorge in Western Australia's Bungle Bungles, more recently called Purnululu National Park. A stunning, remote rock landscape.

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