Kalamunda National Park

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Kalamunda National Park
Western Australia
IUCN category II (national park)
Kalamunda National Park is located in Western Australia
Kalamunda National Park
Kalamunda National Park
Nearest town or city Perth
Coordinates 31°57′31″S 116°04′17″E / 31.95861°S 116.07139°E / -31.95861; 116.07139Coordinates: 31°57′31″S 116°04′17″E / 31.95861°S 116.07139°E / -31.95861; 116.07139
Established 1964
Area 3.75 km2 (1.4 sq mi)[1]
Managing authorities Department of Environment and Conservation
Website Kalamunda National Park
See also List of protected areas of
Western Australia

Kalamunda National Park is a national park in Western Australia, 23 kilometres (14 mi) east of Perth, near the town of Kalamunda.

Description[edit]

The park is composed of typical Darling Scarp woodland including species of Marri, Jarrah and Wandoo with a diverse understorey including a range of wildflowers.[2]

Piesse Brook flows through the park before joining the Helena River, making the park and important catchment area for both the Helena and the Swan River.[3]

No fees apply to enter the park but facilities exist within the park for visitors apart from several walk trails including the northern end of the Bibbulmun Track.[4]

Important Bird Area[edit]

The park lies within the Mundaring-Kalamunda Important Bird Area, so identified by BirdLife International because of its importance as a non-breeding season roost site and foraging base for Long-billed Black Cockatoos.[5]

See also[edit]

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. ^ "Total Travel - Kalamunda National Park". 2010. Retrieved 10 June 2010. 
  3. ^ "Swan River Trust - Helena River" (PDF). 2010. Retrieved 10 June 2010. 
  4. ^ "The bibbulmun Track Western Australia". 2010. Retrieved 10 June 2010. 
  5. ^ "IBA: Mundaring-Kalamunda". Birdata. Birds Australia. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 23 August 2011.