One of Australia’s most dramatic and beautiful coastal drives, you’ll find spectacular national parks, beautiful sandy expanses of beaches, seabirds and wildlife and maritime experiences, all set in a temperate natural paradise. Five national parks in total spread along the coast and at every turn unveils a new view to take your breath away, providing a new reason to stop and explore each expanse as you go.
A series of four cascading waterfalls over a total drop of 80 metres, the Mathinna Falls are truly a spectacular sight. A short 15-minute drive from Mathinna it’s well worth the visit.
From the car park, an easy 30-minute return walk leads to the base of the falls to see however the sounds of gushing water will reach you long before the view.
The Bay of Fires conservation area, famous for its crystal-clear waters, white sandy beaches and bright orange lichen-covered granite boulders is well worth exploring of the region. It extends along the coast north of St Helens and displays great wildlife viewing, fishing, snorkeling, beach walking and swimming opportunities.
With a canopy of some of the world’s tallest white gums (over 90 metres high) makes for a beautiful picnic spot, and explore the short bushland walking tracks or the longer walk through forest and alongside the headwaters of the South Esk River. Well worth the visit where some memorable happy snaps can be made.
A dry forest area but unique in that there are many rare flora species to be found here. There are a number of walks ranging from short walk such as the Lookout Track or the Apsley Gorge Circuit to overnight rugged walks like the Heritage & Leeaberra Falls walk that visitors can partake of. Douglas – Aspley National Park is well worth the visit or a nice picnic spot.