Cocoparra National Park

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Cocoparra National Park
New South Wales
IUCN category II (national park)
Cocoparra valley view.jpg
Store Creek, located within the national park
Cocoparra National Park is located in New South Wales
Cocoparra National Park
Cocoparra National Park
Nearest town or city Griffith
Coordinates 34°06′57″S 146°13′23″E / 34.11583°S 146.22306°E / -34.11583; 146.22306Coordinates: 34°06′57″S 146°13′23″E / 34.11583°S 146.22306°E / -34.11583; 146.22306
Established 3 December 1969 (1969-12-03)[1]
Area 83.57 km2 (32.3 sq mi)[1]
Managing authorities National Parks and Wildlife Service
Website Cocoparra National Park
See also Protected areas of
New South Wales

The Cocoparra National Park is a protected national park that is located in the Riverina region of New South Wales, in eastern Australia. The 8,357-hectare (20,650-acre) national park is situated 457 kilometres (284 mi) southwest of Sydney and 25 kilometres (16 mi) northeast of Griffith.[2]

Features[edit]

The park includes a prominent range of hills such as Bingar Mountain, 455 metres (1,493 ft) above sea level and Brogden Mountain, 390 metres (1,280 ft) above sea level, in an otherwise largely flat landscape. Adjoining the national park to the north is the Cocoparra Nature Reserve. The national park was gazetted in December 1969. The nature reserve was dedicated in 1963 with an area of 4,647 hectares (11,480 acres).[3] The Binya-Cocoparra area is classified by BirdLife International as an Important Bird Area because of its relatively large population (of up to 50 individuals) of the near threatened painted honeyeater, as well as the diamond firetail.[4]

The climate is semi arid. The vegetation communities reflect this, with wattles, orchids, ironbark and blue-tinged cypress pines.[2]

The geology comprises Upper Devonian sandstones, siltsones and conglomerates.

There are a number of day use (picnic) areas in the park and a campground at Woolshed Flat.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Cocoparra National Park: Park management". Office of Environment & Heritage. Government of New South Wales. Retrieved 15 October 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Cocoparra National Park". Total Travel. Retrieved 25 October 2008. 
  3. ^ "Cocoparra National Park and Cocoparra Nature Reserve: Plan of management" (PDF). NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service (PDF). Government of New South Wales. March 1996. ISBN 0-7310-0837-5. Retrieved 15 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "IBA: Binya-Cocoparra". Birdata. Birds Australia. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 2 June 2011.