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Recreational activities

Australia's world heritage list

Index page for Australian properties on the World Heritage List. This site has a map of the properties and provides links to further information.

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

Australian National Botanic Gardens (ANBG)

The Australian National Botanic Gardens maintains a scientific collection of native plants from all parts of Australia. The plants are displayed for the enjoyment and education of visitors and are used for research into plant classification and biology. A herbarium of preserved plant specimens is closely associated with the living collection.The Gardens also cultivates plants threatened in the wild.

Australian National Botanic Gardens

Cockatoo Island

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

Commonwealth botanic gardens

Find out about Australia's Commonwealth Botanic Gardens. This page provides links to information on the Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra; Booderee Botanic Gardens, Booderee National Park; and Norfolk Island Botanic Garden, Norfolk Island.

Department of the Environment

Commonwealth national parks

Find out about Australia's Commonwealth National Parks. This page provides links to information on Kakadu National Park, Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park, Booderee National Park, Norfolk Island National Park, Christmas Island National Park and Pulu Keeling National Park.

Department of the Environment

Do you want to go recreational fishing?

Recreational fishing activities are managed by the states and territories. This page links to the recreational fishing rules for the states and territories.

Department of Agriculture

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

Protects the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and the World Heritage Area by trying to ensure that all human uses of the Park are ecologically sustainable and that the ecosystem's natural functions, especially resilience, are maintained.

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

Kakadu National Park

Located 240 kilometres east of Darwin in Australia’s tropical north, the Park is Australia’s largest terrestrial national park. It is managed jointly by its Aboriginal traditional owners and the Department.

Department of the Environment

Marine Pests

Discover what is being done, and what you can do to help, to prevent new marine pests arriving and minimise the spread and impact of pests that are already established in Australia.

Department of Agriculture

Permits and licences for activities in Commonwealth Parks and Reserves

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

Department of the Environment

Sydney Harbour Federation Trust

Sydney Harbour is one of the most beautiful harbours in the world and a great Australian landscape. Magnificent headlands, islands, bays and beaches form a string of accessible urban parks. The parklands managed by the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust encompass the natural and cultural heritage of Sydney.

Sydney Harbour Federation Trust

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

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