Cottan-Bimbang National Park


Cottan-Bimbang National Park
Cottan-Bimbang National Park
IUCN Category II (National Park)
Rainforest in Cottan-Bimbang National Park at the Stockyard Creek picnic area
Nearest town/city Walcha
Coordinates 31°21′02″S 152°08′02″E / 31.35056°S 152.13389°E / -31.35056; 152.13389Coordinates: 31°21′02″S 152°08′02″E / 31.35056°S 152.13389°E / -31.35056; 152.13389
Area 269 km2 (103.9 sq mi)
Established 1999
Managing authorities NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
Official site http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au
Linospadix monostachya (walking stick palm)

Cottan-Bimbang is a national park in New South Wales, Australia, 443 km[1] north of Sydney and 65 km south east of Walcha and was formerly a state forest. The Oxley Highway crosses the park south of Werrikimbe National Park. Myrtle Scrub Road is a 15 kilometre circuit in the west of the park that connects with the Oxley Highway.

Flora and fauna

This park is situated on the eastern escarpment with extensive tall old-growth eucalypt forest, rainforest, threatened frog species, yellow-bellied gliders (Petaurus australis) and koalas. 'Cottan-bimbang' is the local Aboriginal word for the walking stick palm (Linospadix monostachya), which grows in the park's temperate rainforests.

Blackberries (Rubus) are creating a serious weed problem in the park.

There is a barbecue area, picnic area and public toilets at Stockyard Creek on the Oxley Highway[2] and a cleared area for picnics next to Cells River on Myrtle Scrub Road. There is a cleared area for camping at Maxwells Flat on the Causeway Road, and a long drop toilet.

See also

References

  1. ^ Central & North West Road Map, NRMA, 2007
  2. ^ 2008 Guide to NSW National Parks, NSW NPWS

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