10 of The Worlds Most Amazing National Park Landmarks
National parks are usually a breathtaking sight, but throw a landmark in the mix and you have a bucket list item and a life changing experience in the offing. The best national landmarks are often cordoned off and exalted from a distance like the Cristo Redentor of Brazil, Eiffel Tower in Paris and the Statue of Liberty in USA but with parks created around them, they would enjoy greater reverence and appear even more breathtaking.
The home to not one, nor two but three volcanoes namely; Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe and the named partner Tongariro. New Zealand’s oldest national park has plenty to see with the park seated upon the Indo-Australian and Pacific plate housing all kinds of climate from desert stretches to ice capped volcanoes not to mention the amazing Emerald Lakes atop the sleeping giants.
Canada is home to some of the most amazing glaciers and water body wonders, maybe only topped by the Alps and Spirit Island is the crown Jewel of this Alberta Canadian Rockies special. Home to hot springs, waterfalls and mountains, this park is a credit to the Canadian heritage as marked by UNESCO in 1984. Fryatt Valley is one of the views along with Athabasca and Pyramid mountains. There is a myriad of picturesque scenes and Spirit Island should be a bucket list item with family or lover.
Croatia is one of the marvels of the Balkan nations with some of the most breathtaking sights in the world let alone Europe. This Lika-Senj beauty is a collection of lakes in a cascaded formation of one of the most surreal scenes in the world. It beggars belief and most of all, words cannot express what can be seen here making it a must visit for anybody.
The Haleakala Bamboo Forest or East Maui Bamboo Forest as it is better known is home to some species of plants brought by long travelling natural causes and exploring pioneers. The species they brought over are unrecognizable from what exists today due to the conditions. Complete with a Haleakala observatory, this is a unique viewership exclusive ideal for travelers, lovers and family alike.
Considered the first national park in the world, Wyoming plays host to this marvel called Yellowstone National Park. Home to the most breathtaking geothermal marvels, the site has geysers, springs, waterfalls, lakes and volcanoes. The Yellowstone Caldera is a viciously active volcano that has given rise to other geothermal sights like the Old Faithful Geyser and is part of the world famous Grand Canyon. It is home to some of the most unique species of plants and animals and remains the most unique national park in the world. Roads and paths have been created to grant access to the landmarks as vividly as possible.
Triglav National Park sits at the cusp of the Adriatic and Black seas, as a glowing vision in the Julian Alps with Mount Triglav the peak of the Alpine massif. The Triglav Lakes Valley was first protected in 1981 and with sights of the Alps, the lakes and seas not to mention the Tamar valley, it is easy to see why it is a famed park despite being in a relative unknown, Slovenia.
Germany and Austria have never been hospitable friends, let alone accommodating enemies for history’s existence, but in this site they share in one of the world’s most breathtaking features. The Konigssee is based right between the Austrian and German borders and views the Alps thanks to its glacier forming among the mountains, inclusive of the Watzmann massif.
Iconic these mountains were that they were renamed the Hallelujah Mountains after James Cameron’s movie Avatar but they are also called the floating mountains. The quartz sandstone pillars are so striking, but not due to chemical dissolution rather physical erosion from expanding ice and winter plants.
New Mexico is home to this stunning show of the destructive force of water inside the Guadalupe Mountains. The limestone never stood a chance against the raging waves, but thanks to nature’s ways, we are privy to this astounding view.
Australia is home to some of the most diverse populations of animals, insects and geological features and Karijini National Park houses plenty. While the famous Gorges Dales, Joffre and Red gain the land plaudits, deep in its heart lie the gem of Australian waters namely; Kermitt’s pool. While the family would sure appreciate the sight, it is a sight to behold for lovers especially.