Border Ranges National Park


Border Ranges National Park

Border Ranges National Park, 636 km north of Sydney, Australia, is a World Heritage listed property, part of the UNESCO CERRA World Heritage listing, which extends from New South Wales into Queensland and the adjacent Lamington National Park. Notable for extensive stands of the northern most occurrence of Nothofagus moorei (Antarctic Beech), the park offers a 64 kilometre gravel road circuit through sub tropical, cool and warm temperate rainforest types.

Border Ranges and Lamington national parks are recognised as a biodiversity hotspot, containing a mixture of northern and southern flora species (the McPherson-Macleay overlap) with a number of endemic, rare and endangered species. Fauna is similarly diverse and species like the Hastings River Mouse, have been rediscovered in the park in recent years.

Fact sheet

*"Area:" 318 km²
*"Coordinates": coord|28|20|53|S|152|52|60|E|type:landmark_region:AU
*"Date of establishment:" June 8, 1979
*"Managing authorities:" New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service
*"IUCN category:" II

Facilities

Two camp grounds (car/camper and walk-in tent camping only) and plentiful picnic areas, some with shelters, water and composting toilets, are available at various points in the rainforest adjacent to the road, and one picnic spot at Blackbutts Lookout, offers spectacular scenic views to Mount Warning, and of the Tweed Valley, an erosion caldera which, while broken by the sea on its eastern flank, is considered larger in size than the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania.

ee also

* Protected areas of New South Wales (Australia)
* Protected areas of Queensland (Australia)

References

External links

* [http://www2.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/parks.nsf/parkContent/N0050?OpenDocument&ParkKey=N0050&Type=Xo Official site]
* [http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/368 Official UNESCO CERRA Listing ]
* [http://www.ulujain.org/cgi-bin/album.pl?album=border Photo gallery of the Sheepstation Creek section of the park]
* [http://www.bigvolcano.com.au/natural/natparks.htm#Border Brief description of Border Ranges National Park]
* [http://www.bigvolcano.com.au/stories/mouse/index.html Hastings River Mouse rediscoverd in Border Ranges NP]


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