The Gulf of Orosei, near Santa Maria Navarrese, Sardinia, Italy, Mediterranean, Europe

Oliviero Olivieri/Robert Harding

Parco Nazionale del Golfo di Orosei e del Gennargentu

Eastern Sardinia

The Parco Nazionale del Golfo di Orosei e del Gennargentu is Sardinia’s largest national park, taking in the rugged Supramonte plateau and the spectacular coastlines of the Golfo di Orosei. The 74,000-hectare park, established in 1998, encompasses some of Sardinia's most remarkable natural features, including the Gola Su Gorropu canyon, the beaches of Cala Goloritzè and Cala Mariolu, and the island's highest peak, Punta La Marmora (1834m).

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Eastern Sardinia attractions

1. Gola Su Gorropu

0.64 MILES

Sardinia's most spectacular gorge is flanked by limestone walls towering up to 500m in height. The endemic (and endangered) Aquilegia nuragica plant grows…

2. Tiscali

3.04 MILES

Hidden in a mountaintop cave deep in the Valle di Lanaittu, the mysterious nuraghic village of Tiscali is one of Sardinia’s must-see archaeological…

3. Grotta Corbeddu

4.51 MILES

Named for Giovanni Corbeddu, the notorious 19th-century bandit who used to hide out here, this 150m-deep cave has also been the site of ongoing…

4. Grotta di Sa Ohe

4.64 MILES

Hidden deep in the Valle di Lanaittu are the Grotta Sa Ohe and Su Ventu, two caves linked by a natural siphon. The former, open to the public, is a wild…

5. Sa Sedda ‘e Sos Carros

4.72 MILES

The 5-hectare site of Sa Sedda ‘e Sos Carros is sprinkled with the remains of some 150 nuraghe huts, but the standout attraction – unique among Sardinia's…

6. Domus de Jana Biduai

4.92 MILES

Signposted along the Dorgali–Ponte Sa Barva road, this ancient nuraghic tomb is reached by stepping stones across the river.

7. Su Gologone

6.74 MILES

Tucked beneath sheer limestone cliffs, this gorgeous mountain spring is the final outflow point for Italy's largest underground river system. Water…

8. Cala Luna

6.79 MILES

A favourite with rock climbers, this wildly beautiful crescent-shaped bay is backed by a lush ravine, framed by cave-pitted cliffs and pummelled by…