While far away from everything else (about 500 km from Sydney), Warrumbungle National Park in New South Wales, Australia has more to offer than many other parks, including great hiking, fantastic landscapes, and lots of stargazing opportunities.
Pros: fossils – amazing petrified trees full of colors, learn about early inhabitants of the area some 8 000 years ago, some nice walks Cons: small park with not too many other activities around
The Grampians National Park (also Gariwerd), commonly referred to as The Grampians, is a national park located in the Grampians region of Victoria, Australia.
Pros: great wildlife outside the caves, an interesting cave formation called ‘box-work‘, one of the longest caves nearby in Jewel Cave National Monument Cons: not much hiking in the park, but Black Hills National Forest is nearby – including Crazy Horse Memorial
Pros: amazing and diverse ecosystems ranging from misty forests, snowed peaks, to majestic Pacific Ocean coastline; limitless photography opportunities Cons: need lots of time to properly explore, dress up as it could be chilly
It’s the first US national park for all to enjoy the unique hydro-thermal wonders. This is such a dynamic place that every visit to Yellowstone brings new sights, sounds, and memories
Pros: fantastic hiking, probably the most picturesque valleys in the world, spectacular waterfalls, Half Dome, el Capitan Cons: too many people during weekends
The Shenandoah National Park park felt like home for 5 years when we used to live in the USA. Lots of great memories as we visited and camped there many times.
Pros: fantastic hiking (e.g. Long Peak-Keyhole Route, which is more like a climb; Bear Lake), wildlife, the park is amazing any time of the year Cons: need to adjust to high altitude, be careful with the changing weather conditions The Rocky Pledge (source) “To preserve unimpaired for this and future generations the beauty, history, and wildness therein, I pledge to protect Rocky Mountain National Park.” To prevent fire scars and human-caused fires, I… Read More
Zion National Park is one of a handful of parks that I must see again, one day.