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Recreational activities

Information on many of the unique outdoor activities you can undertake in Australia.

Australia's heritage

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Heritage is all the things that make up Australia's identity – our spirit and ingenuity, our historic buildings, and our unique, living landscapes.

Department of the Environment

Australian Alps National Parks

There are three national parks in the Australian Alps that cross State and Territory borders. These parks are collectively known as the Australian Alps national parks.

Department of the Environment

Cockatoo Island

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A heritage-listed island in the middle of beautiful Sydney Harbour, Cockatoo Island is one of Australia's most unusual urban parks, yet only minutes by ferry from Circular Quay.

Sydney Harbour Federation Trust

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

Protects the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and the World Heritage Area. Find information about the Reef which attracts millions of visitors each year and offers many exciting and varied experiences,

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

Parks Australia

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Visit one of Australia's national parks and gardens – Uluru-Kata Tjuta, Kakadu, Booderee. Norfolk Island, Christmas Island or the Australian National Botanic Gardens.

Director of National Parks (DNP)

Permits and licences for activities in Commonwealth Parks and Reserves

If you wish to conduct commercial activities in a Commonwealth Park or Reserve  such as events, tours, commercial filming and photography  you need a permit. This page provides full details and downloads for permits.

Department of the Environment

Traveller's guide to Australian interstate quarantine

Enjoy your trip and look after Australia. Restrictions apply to each state and territory for the movement of fruit, vegetables, plants,soils, flowers, plant products, agricultural machinery, animals or animal products and recreational equipment.

Victorian Government