Additional Information

Additional Information

Account Navigation

Account Navigation

Currency - All prices are in AUD

Currency - All prices are in AUD
 Loading... Please wait...
Everglades National Park

Blog

The Best of the Everglades

Posted by www.EvergladesNationalPark.com on

The Best of the Everglades

The Everglades National Park is one of the most popular nature reserves in the world – over a million tourists

visit the World Heritage site everyday. The Everglades is known for its alligators, exotic birds, beautiful open

grassy areas, and countless miles of cypress and swamp forests.

If you’re planning to head there for a look-see, here are some activities and sights/sounds you don’t want to

miss:

Anhinga Trail

The Anhinga Trail is a short trail of just under half a mile that you can take with your family. It begins at the

Royal Palm Visitor Center, which is about 4 miles from the entrance of the park. The trail goes over Taylor

Slough, which is a wetland full of turtles, herons, alligators, egrets and, of course, the colorful anhinga. The

anhinga is a colorful water bird that is common to the area.

The word “anhinga” means snake bird in the Brazilian Tupi language. The bird has a neck like that of a snake,

so that it looks like it’s always ready to strike.

Shark Valley

Shark Valley is one of the best places in the Everglades to spot wildlife. Shark Valley has a trail and an

observation tower from which you can spot wildlife like ibis, alligators, raccoons, white-tailed dear and wood

storks. It has a Visitor Center where you can learn more about the park and spot alligators in the Shark River

with an underwater camera. Shark Valley is actually a depression which floods during the rainy season – hence

the name “Valley” It joins the Shark River and is famous for the beautiful sawgrass prairie it supports.

Royal Palm Visitor Center

The Royal Palm Visitor Center is a must visit, especially when you’re pressed for time. The Center houses a

bookstore and vending machines. You can learn more about the Everglades from the books and find

informational brochures here.

The Royal Palm Visitor Center joins the Anhinga Trail boardwalk and the Gumbo Limbo Trail – two of the

most popular trails in the Everglades. These two trails give you a glimpse of the diversity of the ecosystems that

you can find in the reserve. You can find guided tours here, as well as bike tours and starlight walks.

Loop Road

Loop Road is a 24 mile road that you can take with a car. It’s a long drive through the wilderness of the

Everglades (in the Big Cypress National Wildlife Refuge). The first few miles of the road are a smooth drive

and after that the road is full of potholes. You can see a great variety of wildlife from the trail, like alligators,

deer, otters and, if you’re very lucky, the Florida panther. Sometimes the alligators wander onto the road, so be

sure to drive carefully.

We also recommend you sign up for an Everglades airboat tour. The best way to experience the wetlands and

see the wildlife is from the comfort of a powerful airboat operated by an experienced captain. That way, you

can be sure you won’t miss anything.

www.EvergladesNationalPark.com

  • The Best of the Everglades
  • Everglades National Park
  • www.EvergladesNationalPark.com
  • Everglades
  • Everglades Tours
  • Everglades Trails
  • Walking Trails
  • Everglades Walking Trails

Scoot over Yellowstone, The Everglades National Park is One of a Kind

Scoot over Yellowstone, The Everglades National Park is One of a KindImagine yourself gliding through the land of marshes, swamps, and mind-boggling wildlife. Leave aside your daily chores for a while and make your way to something different. Start your day with an exciting airboat ride or get up-close with the Florida Alligator! It is [...]

Read More »

Everglades National Park – The Third Largest National Park in the US

Everglades National Park – The Third Largest National Park in the USOnly two other US National Parks are larger than the Everglades - Death Valley and Yellowstone. Every year the Park gets about a million visitors, from all over the US. In an age when the planet’s ecology is being hotly discussed and debated, Everglade [...]

Read More »

Everglades National Park is the Real Deal

Everglades National Park is the Real DealEverglades National Park is merely an hour drive from Miami-the Magic City. The park surrounds 1.5 million acres of subtropical and tropical surroundings with one of the world’s most unusual ecosystems. The Everglades was given the status of a National Park in 1934. Since then, it has also been [...]

Read More »

Everglades National Park Exhibits comes Bundled with Adventure

Everglades National Park Exhibits comes Bundled with AdventureAdventure is ever present in the Everglades, one of the few World Heritage Sites in the United States. As this national park that attracts millions of visitors every year, you can view nearly 300 species of birds, alligators, manatees, panthers, and much more. Another major attraction of the [...]

Read More »

Everglades National Park is the Real Deal

Everglades National Park is the Real DealEverglades National Park is merely an hour drive from Miami-the Magic City. The park surrounds 1.5 million acres of subtropical and tropical surroundings with one of the world’s most unusual ecosystems. The Everglades was given the status of a National Park in 1934. Since then, it has also been [...]

Read More »

Everglades National Park Up Close and Wonderfully Personal

Everglades National Park Up Close and Wonderfully PersonalOver 1.5 million acres of South Florida's 4.3 million acres of subtropical, soggy backwoods acquired the status of a national-park in 1947. And this section came to be known as the Everglades National Park. It’s one of the nation’s biggest national parks and is appreciated by the world [...]

Read More »

Everglades National Park is a Real Life Zoo

Everglades National Park is a Real Life ZooSpread across 1.5 million acres of marshy areas, sub-tropical forests, and saw-grass plains, Everglades National Park is a famous public park in the United States. Located on the southern end of Florida, the park is home to a variety of rare and unique wildlife variety, including the Florida Panther, the West Indian [...]

Read More »

Everglades National Park Shines so Bright

Everglades National Park Shines so BrightGear up for a joyous journey to the Florida Everglades and explore a whole new world of alligators, snakes,turtles, fish, and rare birds. And to give an authentic touch to your tour, prefer taking an airboat ride. While sailing across the River of Grass, you’ll come to know why these [...]

Read More »

The Jewels of the Everglades

The Jewels of the EvergladesThe wilderness of Everglades attracts tourists from all over the world due to an array of wildlife living here.People come on birding trips to see rare and endangered bird species. They also come to see the elusive Florida panther, American crocodile, or even a black bear.Anglers go fishing in its backwaters to catch [...]

Read More »