Bouddi National Park

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Bouddi National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Bouddi National Park is located in New South Wales
Bouddi National Park
Bouddi National Park
State New South Wales
Nearest town or city Killcare
Coordinates 33°31′S 151°24′E / 33.517°S 151.400°E / -33.517; 151.400Coordinates: 33°31′S 151°24′E / 33.517°S 151.400°E / -33.517; 151.400
Area 15.32 km2 (5.9 sq mi)[1]
Established 1 October 1967
Managing authorities NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
Official site Bouddi National Park

Bouddi National Park is located on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia, 46 km northeast of Sydney.[2] A section of the national park extends into the sea creating fully protected land, shore and marine habitats. The Park contains one of the last temperate rainforests on the Central Coast, Fletchers Glen.

Bouddi National Park was originally known as Bouddi Natural Park. It received its name at the second meeting of the park trust held on 5 July 1936. Other names considered were Maitland Bay Park, Cape Three Points Reserve and Gerrinbombi Park. The reason for the choice was that Bouddi is the authenticated aboriginal name of the most conspicuous feature of the district and appears on maps as early as 1828. Bouddi is the Aboriginal word for the heart.[3] The trust had been founded the year earlier to manage the reserve and had representation from the NSW Federation of Bushwalking Clubs and Erina Shire Council.

In 1967, the park (by then totalling about 1310 acres) was dedicated as a national park under the newly passed legislation and was renamed Bouddi State Park. Its management became the responsibility of the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, and soon afterwards the trust was reconstituted as an advisory committee. On 1 January 1974, the National Parks and Wildlife Act dispensed with the category of State parks and Bouddi was renamed Bouddi National Park.[4]

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Notes[edit]

  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. 
  2. ^ "Great Circle Distance between SYDNEY and BOUDDI NATIONAL PARK". Geosciences Australia website. Commonwealth of Australia. Retrieved 11 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Bennett p17
  4. ^ Pratt p4

References[edit]

  • F. C. Bennett, ed. (1981). The Story of the Aboriginal People of the Central Coast of New South Wales. Brisbane Water Historical Society and The Entrance and District Historical Society (Jointly). 
  • Pratt, Eileen, ed. (1978). Place Names of the Central Coast. Brisbane Water Historical Society and The Entrance and District Historical Society (Jointly).