Talk:National parks in Australia
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How do we pick which parks go on this list?Edit
I probably should have never started this article, but as there are around 500 national parks in Australia, how do we pick the parks that should go on the list. There are some ways to limit this list, but here's some that I thought of:
- Only list the World Heritage Parks – it works and is a good way to limit the list, but some world heritage parks such as Mebbin NP are pretty insignificant when compared to Port Campbell National Park – Victoria's most iconic national park. This would also somewhat defeat the purpose of Tasmanian national parks in which around 50% of them are world heritage sites.
- Suggested by @Ground Zero: here, group parks that are close to each other into an article that highlights key points – this could work for NSW, where it already has its own article and Queensland (needs an article), both which have too many "national" parks and only list the key ones
- Create an arbitrary list of which national parks are the best to go to – I know Qantas has a list, but we shouldn't copy theirs. We can however, look at their guide and see if there's any that belong here. That would of course, lead to disputes as to which ones belong here. This AFR article also has a small list which could also be listed
- Add parks based on visitor numbers and international fame. Some like Uluru or the Blue Mountains have probably already earned their position into going here. However, visitor numbers are not easily available online while fame would be location dependant. Mungo National Park is known to most Australians, but as to how internationally well known is a question mark.
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