Chesterton Range National Park

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Chesterton Range National Park
Queensland
IUCN category II (national park)
Chesterton Range National Park is located in Queensland
Chesterton Range National Park
Chesterton Range National Park
Nearest town or city Morven
Coordinates 26°09′15″S 147°19′27″E / 26.15417°S 147.32417°E / -26.15417; 147.32417Coordinates: 26°09′15″S 147°19′27″E / 26.15417°S 147.32417°E / -26.15417; 147.32417
Established 1992
Area 309.8 km2 (119.6 sq mi)[1]
Managing authorities Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
See also Protected areas of Queensland

Chesterton Range is a national park in South West Queensland, Australia, 585 km west of Brisbane. It is located north east of Morven in both the locality of Redford in the Maranoa Region and in Tyrconnel in the Shire of Murweh. It lies in the water catchment areas of three waterways. These are the Warrego River, Wallam Creek and the Maranoa River. The park protects part of Brigalow Belt South bioregion. To the north and to the west of the park is Orkadilla State Forest.

The park features a small two-room homestead.[2] The pastoral holding was abandoned in 1937.[2] 13 rare or threatened species have been identified in the national park.[1] This includes a colony of the vulnerable yakka skink.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "Chesterton Range National Park". WetlandInfob. Department of Environment and Heritage Protection. Retrieved 9 May 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c "Chesterton Range National Park - Mount Mobil Homestead". Retrieved 9 May 2015.