Garig Gunak Barlu National Park

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Garig Gunak Barlu National Park
Northern Territory
Garig Gunak Barlu National Park is located in Northern Territory
Garig Gunak Barlu National Park
Garig Gunak Barlu National Park
Nearest town or cityJabiru
Coordinates11°19′16″S 132°10′42″E / 11.32111°S 132.17833°E / -11.32111; 132.17833Coordinates: 11°19′16″S 132°10′42″E / 11.32111°S 132.17833°E / -11.32111; 132.17833
Area2,260.06 km2 (872.6 sq mi)[1]
Managing authorities
WebsiteGarig Gunak Barlu National Park
Official nameCobourg Peninsula
Designated30 March 1992
Reference no.545[2]
See alsoProtected areas of the Northern Territory

Garig Gunak Barlu is a protected area in the Northern Territory of Australia on the Cobourg Peninsula and some adjoining waters about 216 kilometres (134 mi) north-east of the territory capital of Darwin.

It was established by joining the former Gurig National Park and the Cobourg Marine Park. Its name derives from the local Garig language, and the words gunak 'land' and barlu 'deep water'.[3]

The national park consists of all land of the Cobourg Peninsula, of Burford Island, the Sir George Hope Islands (from west to east Greenhill, Wangoindjung, Warldagawaji, Morse, Wunmiyi), Mogogout Island and Endyalgout Island (117.4 km²) to the south of the peninsula, and of adjacent waters. Croker Island, although close east of the peninsula, is not part of the park.

It is categorized as an IUCN Category II protected area.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "CAPAD 2012 Northern Territory Summary (see 'DETAIL' tab)". CAPAD 2012. Australian Government - Department of the Environment. 7 February 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Cobourg Peninsula". Ramsar Sites Information Service. Retrieved 25 April 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Official fact sheet and map" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 March 2014.

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