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Gondwana Rainforests

Gondwana Rainforests
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The Gondwana Rainforests of Australia (formerly called Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves) were designated a world heritage site because of their geological features.

The WHS consists of no less than 41 different parks in Queensland and New South Wales.

The Queensland areas include Lamington National Park, Mount Chinghee National Park, Springbrook National Park, Mount Barney National Park and Main Range National Park.

The New South Wales areas include Barrington Tops National Park, Dorrigo National Park, Mount Warning National Park, New England National Park, Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, Washpool National Park, Willi Willi National Park and Werrikimbe National Park.

Map of Gondwana Rainforests

Legend

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Community Reviews


Michael Turtle Australia 04.12.16

Gondwana Rainforests by Michael Turtle

The Dorrigo National Park is popular partly because it is a perfect example of the ancient rainforests but also because it’s easily accessible from coastal holiday towns like Coffs Harbour. It takes about 90 minutes to drive from the beach, through small villages like Bellingen and rural bush. The final road up the hill towards the entrance to the park gives you a taste of what is to come with ancient trees creating a tunnel in parts and then occasionally opening up for a wide view across an army of trunks.

At the visitors centre at the entrance to the park is a skywalk that takes you out above the forest so you can see the extent of its reach. The faint sounds of animals drift up from below but they are protected under the green canopy. To get a closer look, you need to take one of the several tracks that lead you to different parts of the rainforest. The walk to the waterfalls is one of the most popular.

Read more from Michael Turtle here.


Andrew Bevan, Australia 19.03.11

One of the most impressive sections of the rainforests is the Rainforest Centre at Dorrigo, NSW. There is a 'sky walk' that takes you over the forest canopy and has sweeping views out towards the ocean. Add to this a beautiful 3 hour work on a path through the forest, truely magic.


GlenGodfrey, USA 20.09.10

Canopy walkways are gaining popularity in several rain-forests both as a research tool and as a way to attract tourists. The Canopy Walkway provides a view of the rain-forest from the treetops, giving you a unique perception of the wildlife and vegetation seldom observed from the ground.

www.australiavoyage.net


Tom Allen, England 14.12.08

The New England National Park is one of the biggest in the Gondwana group and has the advantage, say, over the Blue Mountains WHS by being a lot less busy on the tourist trails. Travel a short distance from Armidale and you can enter the park at it's western edge for a day trip. The view from Point Lookout is awe-inspiring...


John booth New Zealand

This is a scattered site made up of a number of unconnected national parks.

There is a very informative Site Information office in the town of Murwillumbah, with very helpful staff. The town is served by buses travelling between Byron Bay and the Gold Coast, but trains no longer run there. We rented a car for a few days to visit the site.

The salient feature of the site is Mount Warning, named by Captain Cook over three hundred years ago. It sticks out like a thumb in the centre of a huge crater. We hiked though the bush around the base of the mountain. Because the site is sacred to the local Wollumbin people it is not recommended to climb to the top.

Great views of the whole crater can be seen from the rim of the crater. We found a great lookout up in the Springbrook National Park.


ross, Australia

Read what one Local Government Council is doing to a world heritage listed region.www.worldheritagedump.com.au


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Site Info

Full name: Gondwana Rainforests of Australia

Unesco ID: 368

Inscribed: 1986

Type: Natural

Criteria: 8   9   10  

Link: By Name By ID

Site History

  • 2007 - Name change From "Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves (Australia)" to "Gondwana Rainforests of Australia"
  • 1986 - Inscribed 

Locations

The site has 41 locations. Show all

  • Gondwana Rainforests: Amaroo Flora Reserve New South Wales, Australia
  • Gondwana Rainforests: Barrington Tops National Park New South Wales, Australia
  • Gondwana Rainforests: Border Ranges National Park New South Wales, Australia
  • Gondwana Rainforests: Burnett Creek State Forest Queensland, Australia
  • Gondwana Rainforests: Cronan Creek State Forest Queensland, Australia
  • Gondwana Rainforests: Dorrigo National Park New South Wales, Australia
  • Gondwana Rainforests: Emu Vale State Forest Queensland, Australia
  • Gondwana Rainforests: Fenwicks Scrub Flora Reserve New South Wales, Australia
  • Gondwana Rainforests: Gambubal State Forest Queensland, Australia
  • Gondwana Rainforests: Gibraltar Ranger National Park New South Wales, Australia
  • Gondwana Rainforests: Gilbert State Forest Queensland, Australia
  • Gondwana Rainforests: Goomburra State Forest Queensland, Australia
  • Gondwana Rainforests: Iluka Nature Reserve New South Wales, Australia
  • Gondwana Rainforests: Kerripit Beech Flora Reserve New South Wales, Australia
  • Gondwana Rainforests: Killarney State Forest Queensland, Australia
  • Gondwana Rainforests: Lamington National Park Queensland, Australia
  • Gondwana Rainforests: Limpinwood Nature Reserve New South Wales, Australia
  • Gondwana Rainforests: Main Range National Park Queensland, Australia
  • Gondwana Rainforests: Mount Barney National Park (part) Queensland, Australia
  • Gondwana Rainforests: Mount Chinghee National Park Queensland, Australia
  • Gondwana Rainforests: Mount Clunie Flora Reserve New South Wales, Australia
  • Gondwana Rainforests: Mount Mistake National Park (part) Queensland, Australia
  • Gondwana Rainforests: Mount Nothofagus Flora Reserve New South Wales, Australia
  • Gondwana Rainforests: Mount Warning National Park New South Wales, Australia
  • Gondwana Rainforests: Mt Hyland Nature Reserve New South Wales, Australia
  • Gondwana Rainforests: Mt Seaview Nature Reserve New South Wales, Australia
  • Gondwana Rainforests: New England National Park New South Wales, Australia
  • Gondwana Rainforests: Nightcap National Park New South Wales, Australia
  • Gondwana Rainforests: Numinbah Nature Reserve New South Wales, Australia
  • Gondwana Rainforests: Palen Creek' State Forest Queensland, Australia
  • Gondwana Rainforests: Prison Purposes Land Queensland, Australia
  • Gondwana Rainforests: Rabbitt Board Paddock Reserves Queensland, Australia
  • Gondwana Rainforests: Spicers Gap State Forest Queensland, Australia
  • Gondwana Rainforests: Springbrook National Park (part) Queensland, Australia
  • Gondwana Rainforests: Telemon Environmental Park Queensland, Australia
  • Gondwana Rainforests: Teviot State Forest Queensland, Australia
  • Gondwana Rainforests: Turtle Rock Environmental Park Queensland, Australia
  • Gondwana Rainforests: Washpool National Park New South Wales, Australia
  • Gondwana Rainforests: Werrikimbe National Park New South Wales, Australia
  • Gondwana Rainforests: Willi Willi NP (formerly Banda Banda Flora Reserve) New South Wales, Australia
  • Gondwana Rainforests: Wilsons Peak Flora Reserve New South Wales, Australia

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