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Australia's national parks and reserves have an international reputation both as outstanding areas of wildlife conservation and as some of the most beautiful places in the world.
There are more than 520 national parks in Australia, which range in size from tiny coral cays to the immense Kakadu National Park. In addition, there are also over 5,250 reserved areas, of which over 3,100 are strict non-recreational nature reserves. Australia has 12 World Biosphere Reserves and 12 areas with World Heritage listing. With so many special places to choose from, this book focuses on important reserves that contain unique features and also fall within the traditional concept of a national park.
Through an informative text and superb photographs, this book reveals the key aspects of each featured area: its geography and landscape, its wildlife and plantlife, its indigenous peoples, and visitor information on practicalities and activities, such as trekking, birdwatching and diving.