- Border Ranges National Park
Border Ranges National Park, 636 km north of
Sydney, Australia, is a World Heritagelisted property, part of the UNESCOCERRA World Heritage listing, which extends from New South Walesinto Queenslandand 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 rainforesttypes.
Border Ranges and Lamington national parks are recognised as a
biodiversityhotspot, 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.
*"Area:" 318 km²
*"Date of establishment:" June 8, 1979
*"Managing authorities:" New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service
*"IUCN category:" II
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 calderawhich, while broken by the sea on its eastern flank, is considered larger in size than the Ngorongoro Craterin Tanzania.
Protected areas of New South Wales (Australia)
Protected areas of Queensland (Australia)
* [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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