Limmen National Park

Limmen National Park, announced in 2012, is the third largest national park in the Northern Territory, after Judbarra / Gregory National Park, with an area of approximately 9,369 square kilometres (3,617 sq mi).[2] Located about 600 km south-east of Darwin on the Gulf of Carpentaria, the park incorporates wetlands, sandstone structures and numerous rivers, including the Limmen Bight River from which the park takes its name.[3][4] A major attraction in the park are the 'Lost Cities'—sandstone rock formations resembling tall apartment blocks.[5]

Limmen National Park
Northern Territory
IUCN category II (national park)[1]
Limmen National Park map
Nearest town or cityKatherine
Established26 June 2012 (2012-06-26)[1]
Area9,369.26 km2 (3,617.5 sq mi)[1]
Managing authoritiesParks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory
WebsiteLimmen National Park
See alsoProtected areas of the Northern Territory


  1. "CAPAD 2012 Northern Territory Summary (see 'DETAIL' tab)". CAPAD 2012. Australian Government - Department of the Environment. 7 February 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
  2. La Canna, Xavier (16 March 2012). "Limmen National Park declared in NT". Ninemsn. Retrieved 17 March 2012.
  3. Hancock, David (21 March 2012). "Huge national park declared in Northern Territory". Australian Geographic. Archived from the original on 16 January 2013. Retrieved 16 March 2013.
  4. "Limmen National Park fact sheet" (PDF). Northern Territory Government. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
  5. La Canna, Xavier (2 August 2012). "NT's Limmen is finally a national park". The Australian. Retrieved 16 March 2013.

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