Tarcutta Hills Reserve

Tarcutta Hills Reserve is a 432-hectare (1,070-acre) nature reserve on the lower western slopes of the Great Dividing Range in central west New South Wales, Australia. It is 427 kilometres (265 mi) south-west of Sydney, close to the Hume Highway, and 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) south of Tarcutta. It is owned and managed by Bush Heritage Australia (BHA), which purchased it in 1999, and it is listed on the Register of the National Estate.

Tarcutta Hills Reserve
New South Wales
Tarcutta Hills Reserve
Nearest town or cityTarcutta, New South Wales
Coordinates35.3707°S 147.7007°E / -35.3707; 147.7007
Area4.32 km2 (1.7 sq mi)
Managing authoritiesBush Heritage Australia
WebsiteTarcutta Hills Reserve

Landscape and biota

Tarcutta Hills protects the largest area of intact grassy white box woodland in Australia. It has a high species richness and contains habitat suitable for the threatened turquoise parrot, swift parrot, superb parrot and regent honeyeater.[1][2] The reserve is part of the South-west Slopes of NSW Important Bird Area (IBA), identified as such by BirdLife International because of its importance for the conservation of swift parrots and superb parrots.[3]


  1. Tarcutta Hills Reserve
  2. "Tarcutta Hills (Place ID 101455)". Australian Heritage Database. Department of the Environment.
  3. BirdLife International. (2011). Important Bird Areas factsheet: South-west Slopes of NSW. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 2011-10-19.

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