New England National Park World Heritage Site

National park of New South Wales, Australia

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New England National Park
New South Wales
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
View from Point Lookout.jpg
Along the escarpment there are a number of lookouts providing expansive views.
New England National Park is located in New South Wales
New England National Park
New England National Park
Nearest town or cityDorrigo
Coordinates30°35′34″S 152°27′30″E / 30.59278°S 152.45833°E / -30.59278; 152.45833Coordinates: 30°35′34″S 152°27′30″E / 30.59278°S 152.45833°E / -30.59278; 152.45833
EstablishedMay 1937 (1937-05)[1]
Area673 km2 (259.8 sq mi)[1]
Managing authoritiesNSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
WebsiteNew England National Park
See alsoProtected areas of
New South Wales

The New England National Park is a protected national park located on the Northern Tablelands in the New England region of New South Wales, Australia. The 67,303-hectare (166,310-acre) park was created in May 1935 and is situated approximately 560 kilometres (350 mi) north of Sydney, and 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) south of Waterfall Way, just 85 kilometres (53 mi) east of Armidale and 65 kilometres (40 mi) west of Coffs Harbour.[2] The closest village to New England National Park is Ebor, located 20 kilometres (12 mi) away.

The park is part of the New England Group World Heritage Site Gondwana Rainforests of Australia inscribed in 1986[3] and added to the Australian National Heritage List in 2007.[4]

More than 1,000 plant species are found within the park, attracting prolific birdlife.

  1. ^ a b "New England National Park: Park management". Office of Environment and Heritage. Government of New South Wales. Retrieved 10 September 2014.
  2. ^ New England National Park. NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service. December 2007.
  3. ^ "Gondwana Rainforests of Australia". Department of the Environment. Australian Government. Retrieved 7 September 2014.
  4. ^ "Gondwana Rainforests of Australia, Lismore, NSW, Australia". Australian Heritage Database: Department of the Environment. Australian Government. 2014. Retrieved 7 September 2014.

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