Culgoa National Park

The Culgoa National Park is a protected national park that is located in the north-west region of New South Wales, in eastern Australia. The 35,239-hectare (87,080-acre) national park is located approximately 660 kilometres (410 mi) northwest of Sydney. The nearest town is Brewarrina, 120 kilometres (75 mi) away. The park's northern boundary is defined by part of the state border between New South Wales and Queensland.

Culgoa National Park
New South Wales
IUCN category II (national park)
Coolabah trees, renown in the national park
Culgoa National Park
Nearest town or cityBrewarrina
Coordinates29°04′50″S 147°02′07″E
EstablishedApril 1996 (1996-04)[1]
Area352.39 km2 (136.1 sq mi)[1]
Managing authoritiesNSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
WebsiteCulgoa National Park
See alsoProtected areas of
New South Wales

The Culgoa River flows through the national park.

Features

The national park, with its impressive river red gums and expansive floodplains, is the landscape that is thought to be representative of the Australian outback. The iconic coolabah tree, a native species, covers large sections of the park. In fact, no other national park in New South Wales has an area larger than the Culgoa's coolabah woodlands.[2]

The park has numerous mammals, including the Common brushtail possum and Little pied bat (Chalinolobus picatus), a species of bat endemic to Australia.[2]

The Culgoa National Park's birds present an irresistible lure for birdwatchers, who can glimpse many of the park's total of over 150 species. These include 10 species of honeyeaters and six of Australia’s woodswallows.[3]

See also

References

  1. "Culgoa National Park: Park management". Office of Environment & Heritage. Government of New South Wales. Retrieved 12 October 2014.
  2. "Culgoa National Park". Office of Environment & Heritage. Government of New South Wales. Retrieved 5 February 2013.
  3. "Culgoa Floodplain National Park". Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing. Queensland Government. 2013. Retrieved 5 February 2013.


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