Australia’s National Landscapes
Australia is widely regarded as having one of the world’s most distinct and rich environments. It is also home to the world’s oldest living culture. We have a lifestyle that is admired the world over. These assets make Australia one of the world’s most desirable visitor destinations – one that can be better interpreted, promoted and conserved.
Recognising the need to make Australia more ’digestible’ for visitors, Tourism Australia and Parks Australia have formed a unique tourism and conservation partnership – Australia’s National Landscapes. The partnership aims to identify and promote up to 15 of Australia’s exceptional natural and cultural experiences to the international market and to deliver environmental, social and economic outcomes for each region.
National Landscapes are the best of Australia’s nature and culture – inspirational places like Australia’s Red Centre, the Great Ocean Road, Australia’s Wilderness Coast, Kakadu, the Kimberley … and the Green Cauldron.
Tourism Australia and Parks Australia are working with each State to showcase these areas to Australia’s global target audience of Experience Seekers – travellers keen to experience new adventures and destinations unique to Australia.
Australia’s Green Cauldron
Australia’s Green Cauldron landscape is a mysterious melting pot of rich volcanic earth, deep green rainforest, breathtaking scenery, shining blue waters and rare Gondwanan (prehistoric) wildlife. Its World Heritage-listed subtropical rainforests, along with 72 National Parks and reserves, provide a spectacular environment for plants, animals and humans alike.
The landscape includes the coast through to the hinterland of northern NSW and south Eastern Queensland – a broad area featuring the ancient Gondwanan rainforests and Three Ancient Shield Volcanoes the Main Range Shield Volcano, Focal Peak Shield Volcano, and Tweed Shield Volcano best known as Wollumbin/Mt Warning – the first point on the Australian continent to be lit up by the rays of the morning sun.
This broad landscape includes amazing biodiversity, indigenous stories and eclectic communities and lifestyles as well as opportunities for exploration, adventure and discovery.