Namadgi National Park

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Namadgi National Park is located in the southwestern part of the Australian Capital Territory, bordering Kosciuszko National Park in New South Wales. It lies approximately 40 km southwest of Canberra.

Namadgi National Park
Fact Sheet
Area1,058.45 km²
Nearest CityCanberra
Latitude35° 40' 00" S
Longitude 148° 57' 00" E
Date of Establishment1979
Governing Bodies Environment ACT
IUCN category II

The park protects part of the northern end of the Australian Alps with its spectacular granite mountains. Its habitat ranges from grassy plains over snow gum forests to alpine meadows. The fauna is also varied: Eastern Grey Kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, magpies, rosellas and ravens are commonly seen.

Namadgi is the Aboriginal word for the mountains situated to the southwest of Canberra. Aboriginal paintings can be seen at Yankee Hat Rock.

In this sub-alpine region the weather ranges from cold winter nights to warm summer days, and it can change very quickly. Snow normally falls on the Bimberi and Brindabella Ranges, but it is no exception elsewhere. The highest mountain is Bimberi Peak (1911 m).

The Visitor Centre is located 2 km south of Tharwa on the Boboyan-Naas Road.

References

  • Environment ACT (http://www.environment.act.gov.au/general/bushparksandreserves/namadginationalpark.html) (August 8, 2002)
  • Environment Australia (http://www.ea.gov.au/parks/nrs/protarea/pa99/act/act-list.html) (August 8, 2002)
  • "Nationale Parken in Australië" (2000) (Dutch translation of "Discover Australia National Parks" by Ron and Viv Moon)

See also: Protected areas of the Australian Capital Territoryde:Namadgi-Nationalpark

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