Dularcha National Park

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Dularcha National Park
Queensland
IUCN category II (national park)
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Rail tunnel, Dularcha National Park, May 2017
Dularcha National Park is located in Queensland
Dularcha National Park
Dularcha National Park
Coordinates26°46′36″S 152°57′40″E / 26.77667°S 152.96111°E / -26.77667; 152.96111Coordinates: 26°46′36″S 152°57′40″E / 26.77667°S 152.96111°E / -26.77667; 152.96111
Established1921
Area4.64 km2 (1.79 sq mi)
Managing authoritiesQueensland Parks and Wildlife Service
WebsiteDularcha National Park
See alsoProtected areas of Queensland

Dularcha is a national park in Queensland, Australia, 78 km north of Brisbane. The park occupies a north east portion of Landsborough. It is bisected by the North Coast railway line. The park covers an area of 4.64 km2 (1.79 sq mi).[1] It lies within the Maroochy River water catchment area of the South East Queensland bioregion.[2]

The park features the heritage-listed Dularcha railway tunnel which was built in 1891.[3] The park was initially declared so as to ensure rail passengers were provided a decent view of Queensland's forest. Use of the tunnel halted in 1932 when the line was moved to the east.[1] The park was extended in 2010 when Mooloolah Forest Reserve was added to the national park.[1]

The park contains a riverine wetland covering 0.4 km2 (0.15 sq mi).[2] A total of nine rare of threatened species have been identified within the park.[2]

Facilities[edit]

The only facilities provided are trails.[3] Birdwatching, horse-riding, bush-walking and bike-riding are the main recreational activities in Dularcha. Camping is not permitted within the park. Domestic animals (with the exception of horses), fires, motorbikes and vehicles are banned.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Nature, culture and history". Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing. 17 December 2012. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
  2. ^ a b c "Dularcha National Park". WetlandInfo. Department of Environment and Heritage Protection. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
  3. ^ a b c "About Dularcha". Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing. 17 December 2012. Retrieved 31 December 2014.