Blog – Page 4 – National Parks Association of Queensland

Park in Focus – Gloucester Is National Park

Tucked away in the heart of Queensland’s Whitsunday region lies a true natural treasure – Gloucester Island National Park. This pristine paradise, known for its untouched beauty and rich biodiversity, offers a unique experience for nature enthusiasts, hikers, and adventure seekers. A Natural Haven Gloucester Island National Park covers approximately 5,000 hectares, making it a […]

Ranger Spotlight – Ranger Roland Dowling

Roland Dowling is Ranger in Charge on Fort Lytton and St Helena Island national parks. He has always been a very keen camper and bush walker and had a heightened interest in the conservation movement during the late 1970s and early 80s. Having also developed a strong interest in land management, becoming a Ranger seemed […]

Wildlife Feature – Dingoes

Dingoes (Canis lupus dingo) are a fascinating and unique species of wild dog that have been a part of the Australian landscape for thousands of years. Renowned for their adaptability and resilience, these apex predators play a crucial role in the ecosystem. However, it’s important to be aware of safety precautions when encountering dingoes in […]

NP Experience – Sara Byers

Queensland is world-renowned for its stunning natural environments – heritage listed rainforests, famous surf beaches, iconic outback landscapes, mountains, mangroves and marine parks including, of course, the Great Barrier Reef. But after moving here from Melbourne some years ago, the last thing I expected to find was a Queensland national park that felt more like […]

Romeo Lahey Lecture 2023 review

“I am an obsessive bird watcher,” confessed Prof Hugh Possingham. He reflected that, in the distant past, everyone in this region was inherently a bird watcher, and yet despite the lower number of bird watchers today, the collective interest in nature, biodiversity, and natural history is on the rise. The talk was structured into three […]

Share your photos – Spring 2023

Do you have photos from a visit to a national park or protected area? Send them to connect with us on Instagram @nationalparksassocqld for your chance to feature in the next edition of NPAQ’s PROTECTED Magazine! The best photos will also be featured on NPAQ social media channels and go in the draw to […]

Davies Creek National Park

Davies Creek National Park, located in tropical Queensland, Australia, is a hidden gem that showcases the breath taking beauty of the region’s natural landscapes. Nestled within the picturesque backdrop of the Cairns Highlands, this park offers visitors a tranquil retreat filled with lush rainforests, crystal-clear creeks, and captivating waterfalls. Spanning over 2,100 hectares, Davies Creek […]

Ranger Spotlight – Ranger Jessica Harris

For Ranger Jess, building a career in environmental management and conservation as a Ranger was the obvious path to pursue. Having always had a passion for the natural environment and wildlife, growing up going camping every school holidays, Jess was often found by her family out looking for animals around the camp site. This continued […]

Kids in National Parks

In today’s digital age, it’s become increasingly important to reconnect children with the wonders of the natural world. The National Parks Association of Queensland (NPAQ)  understands this need and has taken a proactive step with our Kids in National Parks program. This remarkable initiative aims to inspire children to explore, appreciate, and protect the diverse […]

The Cairns Birdwing Butterfly

The Cairns Birdwing Butterfly (Ornithoptera euphorion), also known as the Cairns Birdwing, is a captivating and iconic species that graces the tropical rainforests of north eastern Australia. Renowned for its impressive size and striking colours, this butterfly holds a special place in the hearts of nature enthusiasts and conservationists alike. Appearance and Distribution: The Cairns […]

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