Mount Nothofagus National Park

The Mount Nothofagus National Park is a protected national park located in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia. The 2,180-hectare (5,400-acre)[1] park is located approximately 634 kilometres (394 mi) north of Sydney and can be located via Kyogle via the Bruxner Highway and the Summerland Way.

Mount Nothofagus National Park
New South Wales
IUCN category II (national park)
Mount Nothofagus National Park
Nearest town or cityKyogle
Coordinates28°19′02″S 152°38′01″E
Established1 January 1999 (1999-01-01)[1]
Area22 km2 (8.5 sq mi)[1]
Managing authoritiesNSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
WebsiteMount Nothofagus National Park
See alsoProtected areas of
New South Wales

The park is part of the Focal Peak Group World Heritage Site Gondwana Rainforests of Australia inscribed in 1986[2] and added to the Australian National Heritage List in 2007.[3]

The park is also part of the Scenic Rim Important Bird Area, identified as such by BirdLife International because of its importance in the conservation of several species of threatened birds.[4]

In November 2019 about three quarters of the park were burnt in a bushfire, during a period of drought that was so severe that most of the rainforest gullies, which are usually moist enough to act as buffers to fire, were destroyed.

See also


  1. "Mount Nothofagus National Park". Office of Environment and Heritage. Government of New South Wales. Retrieved 10 September 2014.
  2. "Gondwana Rainforests of Australia". Department of the Environment. Australian Government. Retrieved 10 September 2014.
  3. "Gondwana Rainforests of Australia, Lismore, NSW, Australia". Australian Heritage Database: Department of the Environment. Australian Government. 2014. Retrieved 10 September 2014.
  4. "Scenic Rim". Important Bird Areas factsheet. BirdLife International. 2011. Retrieved 3 October 2011.

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