The spectacular Australian Alps National Parks are landscapes of dramatic contrasts - ancient mountain ranges, glacial lakes, clear springs and waterfalls, a world of winter snow and summer wildflowers. On the rooftop of Australia, these alpine and subalpine environments are full of unexpected contrasts offering visitors challenging experiences and fascinating history. Proudly one of Australia's National Landscapes and listed as a National Heritage place, the 11 national parks and reserves work collectively across state and territory borders as the Australian Alps National Parks to protect an area of great national and international importance.