Central Plateau Conservation Area

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Central Plateau Conservation Area
IUCN category VI (protected area with sustainable use of natural resources)
Central Plateau Conservation Area is located in Tasmania
Central Plateau Conservation Area
Central Plateau Conservation Area
Coordinates 41°51′1″S 146°33′28″E / 41.85028°S 146.55778°E / -41.85028; 146.55778Coordinates: 41°51′1″S 146°33′28″E / 41.85028°S 146.55778°E / -41.85028; 146.55778
Established 1978
Area 908.7 km2 (350.9 sq mi)
Managing authorities Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service
See also Protected areas of Tasmania

The Central Plateau conservation area is an animal & plant conservation area in Tasmania, Australia.[1] It is adjacent to the Walls of Jerusalem National Park.

The Central Plateau of Tasmania is the largest area of high ground in Tasmania. It is bound to the north east by the Great Western Tiers, a large number of hydro electric schemes emanating from rivers that flow to the south - and to the west by Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Tasmania. National Parks and Wildlife Service (1984), Walls of Jerusalem National Park and Central Plateau Conservation Area, National Parks and Wildlife Service, retrieved 10 July 2012 

Further reading[edit]

  • Cullen, Philip J.(1995) Land degradation on the Central Plateau, Tasmania : the legacy of 170 years of exploitation Hobart, Tas. : Earth Science Section, Parks and Wildlife Service, Dept. of Environment and Land Management. ISBN 0-7246-1930-5 Occasional paper (Tasmania. Parks and Wildlife Service) ; no. 34.
  • McKenny, Helen. (2000) A guide to vegetation management issues in the Central Plateau region, Tasmania Hobart, Tas. Dept. of Primary Industries, Water and Environment, ISBN 0-7246-6238-3