Arakwal National Park

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Arakwal National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Byron Lighthouse looking south 2004-28-12.JPG
Tallow Beach, Byron Bay; Arakwal National Park is on the right
Arakwal National Park is located in New South Wales
Arakwal National Park
Arakwal National Park
State New South Wales
Nearest town or city Byron Bay
Coordinates 28°39′37″S 153°37′16″E / 28.66028°S 153.62111°E / -28.66028; 153.62111Coordinates: 28°39′37″S 153°37′16″E / 28.66028°S 153.62111°E / -28.66028; 153.62111
Area 1.99 km2 (0.8 sq mi)[1]
Established October 2001 (2001-10)
Managing authorities
Website Arakwal National Park
See also Protected areas of
New South Wales

Arakwal National Park is a national park in New South Wales, Australia, 624 km north of Sydney and 2  km south of Cape Byron, the most easterly point of mainland Australia. The nearest town is Byron Bay. The park protects an area of Wallum country, of coastal clay heaths behind Tallow Beach, providing habitat to numerous bird species and two native frog species, the Wallum Froglet (Crinia tinnula) and Wallum Sedge Frog (Litoria olongburensis), both of which are deemed vulnerable to extinction.

Traditionally the land of the Arakwal people, the park was proclaimed in 2001 after the Arakwal Indigenous community and the New South Wales state government reached a land use agreement. The Arakwal people are co-managers of the park.

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  1. ^ "Department of Environment Climate Change and Water Annual Report 2009-10". Department of Environment Climate Change and Water. November 2010. pp. 274–275. ISSN 1838-5958. 

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