Goobang National Park

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Goobang National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Goobang National Park is located in New South Wales
Goobang National Park
Goobang National Park
State New South Wales
Nearest town or city Parkes
Coordinates 32°41′08″S 148°20′10″E / 32.68556°S 148.33611°E / -32.68556; 148.33611Coordinates: 32°41′08″S 148°20′10″E / 32.68556°S 148.33611°E / -32.68556; 148.33611
Area 421 km2 (162.5 sq mi)
Established 22 December 1995 (1995-12-22)
Managing authorities New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service
Website Goobang National Park
See also Protected areas of
New South Wales

Goobang is a national park in New South Wales, Australia, 296 km northwest of Sydney. It protects the largest remnant forest and woodland in the central west region of the state, where interior and coastal NSW flora and fauna species[1][2] overlap. Originally named Hervey Range by John Oxley in 1817, the area was reserved in 1897 as state forest because of its importance as a timber resource, and was designated a national park in 1995.

The park contains a camping ground and a hiking trail, Burrabadine Peak Walking Track, a 3.6 km round trip moderate hike.

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  1. ^ LeBreton, M., Faulkner, W. and Ellis, M. (2002). Frogs and Reptiles of Goobang and Nangar National Parks, central western New South Wales. Herpetofauna 32(1):13-25
  2. ^ Faulkner, W., Lebreton, M. and Ellis, M. (1997). Fauna Survey of Goobang and Nangar National Parks. (NSWNPWS, Dubbo).