Toonumbar National Park


Toonumbar National Park

Toonumbar is a national park in New South Wales (Australia), 617 km north of Sydney.

The park features subtropical rainforests protecting threatened plants and animals, such as the sooty owl, red-legged pademelon and yellow-bellied glider. The rainforests on Dome Mountain and the Murray Scrub are part of the World Heritage listed Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves of Australia. The rugged landscape of Mt Lindesay, Dome Mountain and Edinburgh Castle have provided the inspiration for many local Aboriginal legends.

The Murray Scrub and the Dome Mountain Forest contain significant areas of subtropical and temperate rainforest and are listed as part of the World Heritage Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves of Australia. There are also drier and cooler places in the park and this has resulted in incredible diversity of flora, from eucalypt woodlands and tall gum forests, to forests of bangalow palms.

Animals in the park include marbled frogmouth, koala, Albert lyrebird and rainforest reptiles and frogs. The rainforest area is an important refuge for a number of fruit-eating pigeons and insectivorous bats. Pademelons also live there.

The park's contains Focal Peak Volcano, which was active 23 million years ago. The eroded volcanic remains of Mt Lindesay, Dome Mountain and Edinburgh Castle dominate the landscape today. The high rainfall combined with fertile soil have created lush rainforests.

On average, the park receives 1035.8 mm of rain each year. Its highest recorded rainfall was 449.4 mm in one day.

Fact sheet

*"Area:" 149.10 km²
*"Coordinates": coord|28|29|16|S|152|43|33|E|type:landmark_region:AU
*"Date of establishment:" December 22, 1995
*"Managing authorities:" New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service
*"IUCN category:" II

ee also

* Protected areas of New South Wales (Australia)

External links

* [http://wildlifeatlas.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/wildlifeatlas/result_reccount.jsp?selFF=FA&rdSpecies=all&rdRecords=all&receivedType=Reserve&receivedValue=N0092&receivedText=Toonumbar+National+Park|list of animals recorded in park]


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