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South Bank Parklands Brisbane, Australia 1.1 km away
#1 of 80 Nature & Parks in Brisbane
Amazing new kids playground, swimming beaches and fun water park area, plenty of relaxation places by the river or on grassland, a variety of cafes and restaurants to choose from (cheap, mid and fine dining), muse...
South Bank provides tranquil nature walks, stroll along the river bank, a broad range of restaurants that will suit anyone's desires, water parks for adults and children, bicycle friendly, seating areas for 1 pers...
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Lake McKenzie Fraser Island, Australia
#1 of 12 Nature & Parks in Fraser Island
Sadly way too many tourists , but its wonderful natural lifetime experience to have so the crowds was understandable.Hats off to National Parks for taking care of the Island and the passionate tour guides.
... island took my breath away, walking through the forest seeing these gigantic Trees and clear water streams, it's something out of jurassic Park , but the highlight for me with out a doubt had to be lake Mckenzie.
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Hill Inlet Whitsunday Island, Australia
#1 of 3 Nature & Parks in Whitsunday Island
... in the Whitsundays , upon arrival we bordered the tender and motored over to Whitsunday Island National Park to start our 15 minute walk to Hill Inlet expertly assisted by the Explore guide , the walk requires...
That speaks to the dynamic nature of the Inlet, with its variable water depths and sand bars that zig zag over to the azure ocean waters.
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Whitehaven Beach Whitsunday Island, Australia
#2 of 3 Nature & Parks in Whitsunday Island
The water is perfection, and the national park backdrop makes for a picturesque tropical island.
The views from the lookout are some of my favourite photos from Australia, this island is absolutely beautiful, nature at its best.
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Whitehaven Beach Airlie Beach, Australia
#1 of 10 Nature & Parks in Airlie Beach
As a national park, it is free from commercialism and consumerism and is the most natural and spectacular way for this Canadian to spend a winter's day down under.
Don’t expect fancy facilities as this is a National Park.
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures Palm Cove, Australia
#1 of 3 Nature & Parks in Palm Cove
I highly recommend if you love wildlife, nature, entertainment, education, history, a great day out and exploring - Hartley's experience is a must!
Amazing, such knowledgeable and helpful staff, great tours, very well maintained park and such natural enclosures for all the animals the way it should be, great for kids as well as adults, good selection of food...
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Muddy's Playground Cairns, Australia
#1 of 22 Nature & Parks in Cairns
While the kids play happily in the water park and adventure playground, you can join the fun or have a coffee or cold drink and watch them close by in the shaded eating area, great location and friendly staff, tha...
Fantastic water park for kids of all ages say up to twelve years... Great playgrounds and cafe.
Heart Reef Airlie Beach, Australia
#2 of 10 Nature & Parks in Airlie Beach
Fantastic to fly over and see this amazing part of nature - truly fabulous and totally unique experience
Incredible views from our sea plane trip over the reef, but unfortunately mother nature prevented us from landing on Whitehaven Beach
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Opal Reef Port Douglas, Australia
#1 of 6 Nature & Parks in Port Douglas
Despite this crime against nature by man, there is still much to see and learn and the Wavelength crew have the passion and knowledge to guide you.
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The Strand Townsville, Australia
#1 of 16 Nature & Parks in Townsville
The Strand has it all Best Restaurants, Fabulous Food , Water Park for kids, Great Family parks, Beautiful Beach.Family BBQ's close by,Great Playgrounds, The Ville Casino Close by for the Adults,Walk to the City f...
Great set up to walk along the path, stop for swim in rock pool, BBQ, exercise, coffee, food, play areas, water park, a great spot, well organised with the best views of harbour and maggi island, during night or day.
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Roma Street Parkland Brisbane, Australia 0.9 km away
#2 of 80 Nature & Parks in Brisbane
I had the pleasure to discover these wonderful parklands on Sunday, waterfalls, lakes, picnic areas, fern forests, beautiful flowers, beautifully shaped gardens, all amenities, a small train runs through the park,...
This beautiful park was a walking distance from our hotel It is a great way to spend 1-2 hr enjoying well manicured walkways meandering through different theme areas There are classic tropical gardens, south sea f...
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Magnetic Island Forts Walk Magnetic Island, Australia
#1 of 5 Nature & Parks in Magnetic Island
Made a second visit the forts on our second trip to Magnetic Island The trail follows an old road with panels explaining the history and nature sites The old forts are interesting and the history is a little unexp...
Well worth the walk from the car park, 360 degree views of the island!! I've spotted the koalas both times I have done this walk.
Castle Hill Townsville, Australia
#2 of 16 Nature & Parks in Townsville
If you are into excising this is the hill to walk or run a beautiful view at every bend, but you can drive slowly to the top of Castle Hill to watch the sun rise from the east every morning Mother Nature puts a di...
If keen there is a car park where you can get onto the goat track which has lots of stairs for those who love a challenge too , Sunsets are magic too and you are able to drive up to the top and park for those who...
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Mount Ngungun Glass House Mountains, Australia 63.9 km away
#1 of 2 Nature & Parks in Glass House Mountains
One of our favourite days, exertion, nature and breathtaking views.
There is a free car park at the start of the trail and a really good information board about the historical significance to the indigenous people and to the area generally.
Paperbark Forest Walk Agnes Water, Australia
#1 of 6 Nature & Parks in Agnes Water
Take a moment to appreciate nature and the way these wonderful humans in Agnes Waters have preserved it, so well.
Just Magical if you love nature and the forest and its free , national park.
Cairns Botanic Gardens Cairns, Australia
#2 of 22 Nature & Parks in Cairns
Easy to reach with public transport, the botanic gardens are the jewel in a fantastic enclave of parks, gardens, lakes and rainforest hiking trails featuring local and exotic tropical plants and the various animal...
So lucky to have this at their fingertips in cairns as it has botanic gardens with rainforest, bamboo, lakes, herb gardens, indigenous plants...and hiking trails adjoining make this a must for any fitness / nature...
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Josephine Falls Cairns, Australia
#3 of 22 Nature & Parks in Cairns
Josephine falls is a beautiful teired waterfall located at Mount Bartle Frere in the Wooroonooran National Park.
It is an interesting drive to Wooroonooran National Park as you pass Queenslands tallest mountain, Bartle Frere.
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Whitsunday Crocodile Safari Airlie Beach, Australia
#3 of 10 Nature & Parks in Airlie Beach
First off I really want to thank Mark, Steve and Tom for an excellent experience with nature and some really great damper and BBQ.
Seeing the big crocs in their natural habitat; not in a zoo or a "croc park".
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Agincourt Reef Port Douglas, Australia
#2 of 6 Nature & Parks in Port Douglas
Loved snorkeling the reef here, lots of fish and coral to be seen, had a fantastic day, nature at it's best.
Pull up at the huge pontoon and enjoy great snorkelling, a ride in the semi submersible and a helicopter ride out over the reef for a real Birdseye view of this wonder of nature.
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Horseshoe Bay Bowen, Australia
#1 of 6 Nature & Parks in Bowen
We visited Bowen to see the excellent friendly parkrun which takes place in the nearby parks along Horseshoe Bay Road.It's a free weekly 5km run or walk where all are welcome.
The area outside the caravan park is quite windy so we drove around to the next sheltered bay which is Greys Bay and it was very tranquil and we spent a few hours sun baking and swimming.
Behana Gorge Waterfall Cairns, Australia
#4 of 22 Nature & Parks in Cairns
The walk to the falls is several kilometres going up so give yourself several hours of visiting time so you can get to the falls and relax for a while before returning to the car park.
A must see for nature lovers
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East Shores Water Park Gladstone, Australia
#1 of 7 Nature & Parks in Gladstone
Located at the heart of city this place provided blend of nice uninterrupted ocean view and greenery inside.. Water fountains at the middle of the park is boon for kids.. Nice evening walk too!!
The East Shores Water Park is great for families to play, picnic or relax, but visitors cruising into Gladstone on P&O need to know in advance that this is a wonderful area only 5 minutes walk from the ship.
Rocks Riverside Park Brisbane, Australia 10.3 km away
#3 of 80 Nature & Parks in Brisbane
But the over-riding nature of this green space with its now mature groves of shade trees and large covered picnic shelters, is FUN! FUN! FUN!
Though it is relatively close to the very busy Centenary Bridge and highway, this beautifully landscaped park with riverside walkway / bikeway is the perfect place to get some reprieve from a busy life.
Seventy-Five Mile Beach Fraser Island, Australia
#2 of 12 Nature & Parks in Fraser Island
This is a spectacular beach in a world heritage park with attractions dotted all along it.
A true back-to-nature adventure.
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Eli Creek Fraser Island, Australia
#3 of 12 Nature & Parks in Fraser Island
This is a must if going to Fraser Island!! It's a nature beauty where the water moves along out to the beach and take your board or tube for a ride.
Full marks to Queensland National Parks who have provided facilities that allow access for tens of thousands of visitors per year to this unique feature while protecting it from destruction.
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Esplanade Boardwalk Cairns, Australia
#5 of 22 Nature & Parks in Cairns
The esplanade has something for everyone - massive, beautifully clean swimming lagoon with sandy beach, children's playgrounds, separate children's water park, boule, beach volleyball, world class skate/board/bike...
The Cairns Esplanade is a seaside park that offers great running and jogging, free barbecue and cooking places (cleaned by the city!), wonderful plants and perfectly relaxed atmosphere both during the day and in n...
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Queens Park Ipswich, Australia 30.2 km away
#1 of 17 Nature & Parks in Ipswich
A beautiful parkland with roaming hills, grassed areas, a bush chapel (outdoor area for ceremonies), tranquil Japanese gardens with water features, playground, large shade trees and an amazing Nature Centre full o...
A cafe with great food and atmosphere, a fantastic park for the kids to explore, a Sunday family gathering and BBQ, a romantic roam through the tranquil Japanese Gardens, and my Mums favourite, a meet and greet wi...
Atherton Tablelands Cairns, Australia
#6 of 22 Nature & Parks in Cairns
... Beautiful.. Lovely people.. We found a Japanese Weaving Saori Course in Yungaburra and ended up weaving a scarf each.. Awesome.. Stayed at Big 4 Woodlands Caravan Park.. Nicely appointed cabins and landscape..
Kuranda has wildlife parks including Koala Gardens, the Butterfly Sanctuary and the Reptile House, all of which are very well presented, informative and get you right up close and personal with a range of animals.
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Billabong Sanctuary Townsville, Australia
#3 of 16 Nature & Parks in Townsville
What I found instead was a fantastic park with way more exhibits than I expected, a very engaging ranger (Pio) who obviously cared about the animals and loved his job and was enthusiastic about teaching us how to...
Sessions were spaced nicely to be able to see all in succession then to wander freely around the park hand feeding Cockatoos, kangaroos and ducks.
The Brisbane River Brisbane, Australia 0.8 km away
#4 of 80 Nature & Parks in Brisbane
... and just adds to the character of the city , with Southbank and its lovely family environment to the city and its Malls and shops and Parks , it is just a lovely place to visit and quite calming .John and Gina.
Art Galleries, cafes, City views, parkland and children's playgrounds, including the Southbank parkland, New Farm Park, Botanical Gardens, Bulimba Park, Power House complex and two universities.
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