Protected areas of New South Wales

The Protected areas of New South Wales include both terrestrial and marine protected areas. At 30 June 2010 there were 776 separate terrestrial protected areas with a total land area of 6,641,256 hectares (16,410,900 acres) (8.29% of the state’s area). 189 of these are national parks, totalling 5,045,422 hectares (12,467,510 acres).[1] At the same time there were 18 aquatic protected areas with a total area of 347,087 hectares (857,670 acres).[2]

Terrestrial protected areas

National Parks

National parks are managed by the National Parks and Wildlife Service, an agency of the Department of Environment and Climate Change of New South Wales.

Central NSW

Hunter & Mid North Coast

Northern Tablelands

Northern Rivers

Outback NSW

South Coast & Highlands

Sydney & Surrounds

Nature Reserves

Nature Reserves are managed by the National Parks and Wildlife Service, an agency of the Department of Environment and Climate Change of New South Wales.

Central NSW

  • Arakoola Nature Reserve
  • Avisford Nature Reserve
  • Barton Nature Reserve
  • Binnaway Nature Reserve
  • Boomi Nature Reserve
  • Boomi West Nature Reserve
  • Boronga Nature Reserve
  • Brigalow Park Nature Reserve
  • Budelah Nature Reserve
  • Careunga Nature Reserve
  • Coolbaggie Nature Reserve
  • Copperhannia Nature Reserve
  • Dapper Nature Reserve
  • Donnybrook Nature Reserve
  • Dural Nature Reserve
  • Eugowra Nature Reserve
  • Freemantle Nature Reserve
  • Gamilaroi Nature Reserve
  • Girralang Nature Reserve
  • Kemps Creek Nature Reserve
  • Kirramingly Nature Reserve
  • Koorawatha Nature Reserve
  • Kuma Nature Reserve
  • Macquarie Marshes Nature Reserve
  • Midkin Nature Reserve
  • Munghorn Gap Nature Reserve
  • Narran Lake Nature Reserve
  • Pilliga Nature Reserve
  • Planchonella Nature Reserve
  • The Rock Nature Reserve
  • Tollingo Nature Reserve
  • Turallo Nature Reserve
  • Wambool Nature Reserve
  • Weetalibah Nature Reserve
  • Winburndale Nature Reserve
  • Woggoon Nature Reserve
  • Wongarbon Nature Reserve
  • Yaegl Nature Reserve
  • Yarringully Nature Reserve

Hunter & Mid North Coast

  • Awabakal Nature Reserve
  • Baalijin Nature Reserve
  • Back River Nature Reserve
  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve
  • Bandicoot Island Nature Reserve
  • Bird Island Nature Reserve
  • Bollanolla Nature Reserve
  • Boonanghi Nature Reserve
  • Boondelbah Nature Reserve
  • Boorganna Nature Reserve
  • Bowraville Nature Reserve
  • Bretti Nature Reserve
  • Brimbin Nature Reserve
  • Bugan Nature Reserve
  • Burning Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Bushy Island Nature Reserve
  • Camels Hump Nature Reserve
  • Camerons Gorge Nature Reserve
  • Cedar Brush Nature Reserve
  • Coocumbac Island Nature Reserve
  • Coolongolook Nature Reserve
  • Cooperabung Creek Nature Reserve
  • Coramba Nature Reserve
  • Corrie Island Nature Reserve
  • Coxcomb Nature Reserve
  • Darawank Nature Reserve
  • Fifes Knob Nature Reserve
  • Fishermans Bend Nature Reserve
  • Gads Sugarloaf Nature Reserve
  • Ganay Nature Reserve
  • Garby Nature Reserve
  • Goonook Nature Reserve
  • Hexham Swamp Nature Reserve
  • Jaaningga Nature Reserve
  • Jagun Nature Reserve
  • Jasper Nature Reserve
  • John Gould Nature Reserve
  • Juugawaarri Nature Reserve
  • Karuah Nature Reserve
  • Kattang Nature Reserve
  • Khappinghat Nature Reserve
  • Khatambuhl Nature Reserve
  • Killabakh Nature Reserve
  • Killarney Nature Reserve
  • Kooragang Nature Reserve
  • Koorebang Nature Reserve
  • Kororo Nature Reserve
  • Lake Innes Nature Reserve
  • Limeburners Creek Nature Reserve
  • Little Broughton Island Nature Reserve
  • Macquarie Nature Reserve
  • Mernot Nature Reserve
  • Mills Island Nature Reserve
  • Moffats Swamp Nature Reserve
  • Monkerai Nature Reserve
  • Monkeycot Nature Reserve
  • Moon Island Nature Reserve
  • Moonee Beach Nature Reserve
  • Mount Seaview Nature Reserve
  • Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve
  • Ngambaa Nature Reserve
  • North Rock Nature Reserve
  • One Tree Island Nature Reserve
  • Pambalong Nature Reserve
  • Pee Dee Nature Reserve
  • Pulbah Island Nature Reserve
  • Queens Lake Nature Reserve
  • Rawdon Creek Nature Reserve
  • Regatta Island Nature Reserve
  • Running Creek Nature Reserve
  • Seaham Swamp Nature Reserve
  • Seal Rocks Nature Reserve
  • Skillion Nature Reserve
  • Snapper Island Nature Reserve
  • Stormpetrel Nature Reserve
  • Talawahl Nature Reserve
  • The Castles Nature Reserve
  • The Glen Nature Reserve
  • Tilligerry Nature Reserve
  • Tingira Heights Nature Reserve
  • Tomalla Nature Reserve
  • Towibakh Nature Reserve
  • Valla Nature Reserve
  • Wallabadah Nature Reserve
  • Wallamba Nature Reserve
  • Wallaroo Nature Reserve
  • Wallis Island Nature Reserve
  • Weelah Nature Reserve
  • Willi Willi Caves Nature Reserve
  • Wingen Maid Nature Reserve
  • Wingham Brush Nature Reserve
  • Worimi Nature Reserve
  • Yahoo Island Nature Reserve
  • Yarravel Nature Reserve
  • Yessabah Nature Reserve

New England Tablelands

  • Aberbaldie Nature Reserve
  • Bluff River Nature Reserve
  • Bolivia Hill Nature Reserve
  • Booroolong Nature Reserve
  • Burnt-Down Scrub Nature Reserve
  • Deer Vale Nature Reserve
  • Demon Nature Reserve
  • Duval Nature Reserve
  • Georges Creek Nature Reserve
  • Gibraltar Nature Reserve
  • Guy Fawkes River Nature Reserve
  • Imbota Nature Reserve
  • Ironbark Nature Reserve
  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Linton Nature Reserve
  • Little Llangothlin Nature Reserve
  • Mann River Nature Reserve
  • Melville Range Nature Reserve
  • Mother Of Ducks Lagoon Nature Reserve
  • Mount Hyland Nature Reserve
  • Mount Mackenzie Nature Reserve
  • Mount Yarrowyck Nature Reserve
  • Muldiva Nature Reserve
  • Ngulin Nature Reserve
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • Severn River Nature Reserve
  • Stony Batter Creek Nature Reserve
  • The Basin Nature Reserve
  • Tuggolo Creek Nature Reserve
  • Watsons Creek Nature Reserve
  • Yina Nature Reserve

Northern Rivers

Outback NSW

South Coast & Highlands

Sydney & Surrounds

State Conservation Areas

State Conservation Areas, formerly referred to as State Recreation Areas, are managed by the Department of Environment and Climate Change.

Central NSW

  • Avondale State Conservation Area
  • Banyabba State Conservation Area
  • Berlang State Conservation Area
  • Bindarri State Conservation Area
  • Bundjalung State Conservation Area
  • Carrai State Conservation Area
  • Cascade State Conservation Area
  • Chaelundi State Conservation Area
  • Chatsworth Hill State Conservation Area
  • Coneac State Conservation Area
  • Corymbia State Conservation Area
  • Cottan-Bimbang State Conservation Area
  • Curracabundi State Conservation Area
  • Currys Gap State Conservation Area
  • Frogs Hole State Conservation Area
  • Gurranang State Conservation Area
  • Guy Fawkes River State Conservation Area
  • Jackywalbin State Conservation Area
  • Karuah State Conservation Area
  • Kooyong State Conservation Area
  • Kumbatine State Conservation Area
  • Kybeyan State Conservation Area
  • Laurence Road State Conservation Area
  • Livingstone State Conservation Area
  • Macanally State Conservation Area
  • Majors Creek State Conservation Area
  • Medowie State Conservation Area
  • Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area
  • Mullion Range State Conservation Area
  • Mummel Gulf State Conservation Area
  • Nymboi-Binderai State Conservation Area
  • Nymboida State Conservation Area
  • Oxley Wild Rivers State Conservation Area
  • Polblue State Conservation Area
  • Talawahl State Conservation Area
  • Tallaganda State Conservation Area
  • The Cells State Conservation Area
  • Toonumbar State Conservation Area
  • Washpool State Conservation Area
  • Wereboldera State Conservation Area
  • Wombat Creek State Conservation Area
  • Yarringully State Conservation Area
  • Yurammie State Conservation Area
  • Yuraygir State Conservation Area

Hunter & Mid North Coast

New England Tablelands

  • Butterleaf State Conservation Area
  • Mount Hyland State Conservation Area
  • Torrington State Conservation Area

Northern Rivers

Outback NSW

South Coast & Highlands

  • Bargo State Conservation Area
  • Bargo River State Conservation Area
  • Barnunj State Conservation Area
  • Berlang State Conservation Area
  • Brindabella State Conservation Area
  • Bungonia State Conservation Area
  • Colymea State Conservation Area
  • Corramy State Conservation Area
  • Illawarra Escarpment State Conservation Area
  • Macquarie Pass State Conservation Area
  • Majors Creek State Conservation Area
  • Monga State Conservation Area
  • Morton State Conservation Area
  • Tumbalong State Conservation Area
  • Yanununbeyan State Conservation Area

Sydney & Surrounds

Regional Parks

Regional Parks are managed by the Department of Environment and Climate Change.

Hunter & Mid North Coast

  • Coffs Coast Regional Park

South Coast & Highlands

  • Bomaderry Creek Regional Park

Sydney & Surrounds

Aboriginal Areas

Aboriginal Areas are managed by local Aboriginal communities and the Department of Environment and Climate Change.

Hunter & Mid North Coast

  • Nambucca Aboriginal Area
  • Nunguu Mirral Aboriginal Area

New England Tablelands

  • Stonewoman Aboriginal Area

Northern Rivers

  • Lennox Head Aboriginal Area

Outback NSW

  • Pindera Downs Aboriginal Area

South Coast & Highlands

  • Murramarang Aboriginal Area

Sydney & Surrounds

  • Appletree Aboriginal Area
  • Finchley Aboriginal Area
  • Howe Aboriginal Area
  • Mooney Mooney Aboriginal Area
  • Mount Kuring-gai Aboriginal Area

Historic Sites

A number of Historic Sites are managed by the Department of Environment and Climate Change. Other historic sites in the state are managed by the Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales.

Central NSW

Hunter & Mid North Coast

  • Clybucca Historic Site

Northern Rivers

  • Tweed Heads Historic Site

Outback NSW

  • Mount Grenfell Historic Site
  • Mutawintji Historic Site

South Coast & Highlands

  • Davidson Whaling Station Historic Site
  • Throsby Park Historic Site

Sydney & Surrounds

State Parks

State Parks are managed by the Land and Property Management Authority.

Karst Conservation Reserves

Four Karst Conservation Reserves are managed by the Jenolan Caves Reserve Trust.

Marine protected areas

Marine Parks

Marine Parks are managed by the New South Wales Marine Parks Authority.[3]

Aquatic reserves

Aquatic reserves are managed by the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries.[4]

  • Cook Island Aquatic Reserve, Tweed Heads
  • Barrenjoey Head Aquatic Reserve, Hawkesbury River
  • Narrabeen Head Aquatic Reserve
  • Long Reef Aquatic Reserve
  • Cabbage Tree Bay Aquatic Reserve, Manly
  • North Harbour Aquatic Reserve, Sydney
  • Bronte-Coogee Aquatic Reserve
  • Cape Banks Aquatic Reserve, La Perouse
  • Boat Harbour Aquatic Reserve, Kurnell
  • Towra Point Aquatic Reserve, Botany Bay
  • Shiprock Aquatic Reserve, Port Hacking
  • Bushrangers Bay Aquatic Reserve, Shell Harbour

See also

References

  1. "Department of Environment Climate Change and Water Annual Report 2009-10". Department of Environment Climate Change and Water. November 2010: 274–275. ISSN 1838-5958. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. "Department of Environment Climate Change and Water Annual Report 2009-10". Department of Environment Climate Change and Water. November 2010: 283. ISSN 1838-5958. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. "Marine parks". Marine protected areas. NSW Department of Industry. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  4. "Aquatic reserves". Marine Protected Areas. NSW Department of Industry. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
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