Limmen National Park

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Limmen National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Limmen National Park is located in Northern Territory
Limmen National Park
Limmen National Park
Territory Northern Territory
Nearest town or city Katherine
Coordinates 15°01′48″S 135°08′24″E / 15.03000°S 135.14000°E / -15.03000; 135.14000Coordinates: 15°01′48″S 135°08′24″E / 15.03000°S 135.14000°E / -15.03000; 135.14000
Area 9,369.26 km2 (3,617.5 sq mi)[1]
Established 26 June 2012 (2012-06-26)[1]
Website Limmen National Park

Limmen National Park, announced in 2012, is the second largest in Australia covering 10,000 square kilometres (3,900 sq mi) in the Northern Territory.[2] Located about 600km south-east of Darwin on the Gulf of Carpentaria, the park incorporates wetlands, sandstone structures and numerous rivers.[3][4] A major attraction in the park are the 'Lost Cities'—sandstone rock formations resembling tall apartment blocks.[5]


  1. ^ a b "CAPAD 2012 Northern Territory Summary (see 'DETAIL' tab)". CAPAD 2012. Australian Government - Department of the Environment. 7 February 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  2. ^ La Canna, Xavier (16 March 2012). "Limmen National Park declared in NT". Ninemsn. Retrieved 17 March 2012. 
  3. ^ Hancock, David (21 March 2012). "Huge national park declared in Northern Territory". Australian Geographic. Retrieved 16 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Limmen National Park fact sheet". Northern Territory Government. Retrieved 16 March 2013. 
  5. ^ La Canna, Xavier (2 August 2012). "NT's Limmen is finally a national park". The Australian. Retrieved 16 March 2013. 

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