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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 […]

Austinville Landcare & Springbrook National Park

Background Austinville Landcare has been working for 18 years to improve the biodiversity of the Austinville Valley in the Gold Coast Hinterland. Part of Springbrook National Park covers approximately one third of our 17km long catchment. We work across the whole valley, on City of Gold Coast (COGC) Reserves, Private Properties and Springbrook National Park. […]

Mountain Biking Seminar

Should we be pedalling in national parks? That was the question discussed by participants at the NPAQ seminar held in June. The aim of the seminar was to bring the cycling industry, conservation sector, government, and other interested people together to discuss the contentious activity of mountain biking in national parks and hear the latest […]

Jim Cuthbertson Grant 2021-23

This is an excerpt from the final report for the Jim Cuthbertson Grant 2021-23. The full report is available on the NPAQ website HERE. The past two years have been a period of significant activity and progress for Friends of Nerang National Park. Since receiving the prestigious Jim Cuthbertson Grant from the National Parks Association […]

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