Lamington National Park World Heritage Site

National park of Australia

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Lamington National Park
Queensland
IUCN category II (national park)
Lamington NP 1 Stevage.jpg
Entrance to the trail network at Binna Burra
Lamington National Park is located in Queensland
Lamington National Park
Lamington National Park
Nearest town or cityCanungra
Coordinates28°8′32″S 153°6′55″E / 28.14222°S 153.11528°E / -28.14222; 153.11528Coordinates: 28°8′32″S 153°6′55″E / 28.14222°S 153.11528°E / -28.14222; 153.11528
EstablishedJuly 1915 (1915-07)
Area206 km2 (79.5 sq mi)
Managing authoritiesQueensland Parks and Wildlife Service
WebsiteLamington National Park
See alsoProtected areas of Queensland

The Lamington National Park is a national park, lying on the Lamington Plateau of the McPherson Range on the Queensland/New South Wales border in Australia. From Southport on the Gold Coast the park is 85 kilometres (53 mi) to the southwest and Brisbane is 110 kilometres (68 mi) north. The 20,600 hectares (51,000 acres) Lamington National Park is known for its natural environment, rainforests, birdlife, ancient trees, waterfalls, walking tracks and mountain views.

Protected areas to the east in Springbrook National Park and south along the Tweed Range in the Border Ranges National Park around Mount Warning in New South Wales conserve similar landscapes. The park is part of the Shield Volcano Group of the World Heritage Site Gondwana Rainforests of Australia inscribed in 1986 and added to the Australian National Heritage List in 2007. The park is part of the Scenic Rim Important Bird Area, identified as such by BirdLife International because of its importance in the conservation of several species of threatened birds.[1]

In 2009 as part of the Q150 celebrations, the Lamington National Park was announced as one of the Q150 Icons of Queensland for its role as a "Natural attraction".[2]

  1. ^ BirdLife International. (2011). Important Bird Areas factsheet: Scenic Rim. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org Archived 30 June 2007 at the Wayback Machine on 2011-10-03.
  2. ^ Bligh, Anna (10 June 2009). "PREMIER UNVEILS QUEENSLAND'S 150 ICONS". Queensland Government. Archived from the original on 24 May 2017. Retrieved 24 May 2017.

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