Goongarrie National Park

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Goongarrie National Park
Western Australia
IUCN category II (national park)
Goongarrie National Park is located in Western Australia
Goongarrie National Park
Goongarrie National Park
Nearest town or city Kalgoorlie
Coordinates 30°00′08″S 121°31′51″E / 30.00222°S 121.53083°E / -30.00222; 121.53083Coordinates: 30°00′08″S 121°31′51″E / 30.00222°S 121.53083°E / -30.00222; 121.53083
Established 1978
Area 603.97 km2 (233.2 sq mi)[1]
Managing authorities Department of Environment and Conservation
Website Goongarrie National Park
See also List of protected areas of
Western Australia

Goongarrie National Park is a national park in Western Australia (Australia), 592 km (368 mi)[2] east of Perth and about 94 km (58 mi)[3] north of Kalgoorlie.

The park was part of Goongarrie Station that was purchased by the state government in 1995. The area also includes the abandoned townsite of Goongarrie. The name comes from nearby Lake Gongarrie which is Indigenous Australian in origin and of unknown meaning.

Infrastructure in the park was upgraded in 2007 after it received $70,000 in funding from the government.[4]

The park is dominated by arid zone woodlands and is situated along the mulga-eucalypt line. Species of acacia and eucalypt make up the bulk of the vegetation. The southern end of Lake Marmion can be found at the northern end of the park along with many smaller salt lakes and clay pans.[5]

Goongarrie is the transition area between the Coolgardie and Murchison Biogeographical region.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Department of Environment and Conservation 2009–2010 Annual Report". Department of Environment and Conservation. 2010: 48. ISSN 1835-114X. Archived from the original on 11 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "Great Circle Distance between Goongrrie National Parh and Perth". Geoscience Australia. March 2004. Archived from the original on 10 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Great Circle Distance between Goongarrie National Park and Kalgoorlie". Geoscience Australia. March 2004. Archived from the original on 10 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Department of Environment - $180,000 for Goldfields Park Facilities". 2006. Archived from the original on 21 March 2011. Retrieved 5 June 2010. 
  5. ^ "Kalgoorlie Visitor Centre - Parks and Nature Reserves". 2009. Retrieved 5 June 2010. 
  6. ^ "Australia's Golden Outback" (PDF). 2009. Retrieved 11 November 2010.