Kattang Nature Reserve

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Kattang Nature Reserve
New South Wales
IUCN category II (national park)
Perpendicular Point Kattang.JPG
Perpendicular Point, Kattang Nature Reserve
Kattang Nature Reserve is located in New South Wales
Kattang Nature Reserve
Kattang Nature Reserve
Nearest town or city Laurieton
Coordinates 31°38′28″S 152°50′54″E / 31.64111°S 152.84833°E / -31.64111; 152.84833Coordinates: 31°38′28″S 152°50′54″E / 31.64111°S 152.84833°E / -31.64111; 152.84833
Established March 1984 (1984-03)[1]
Area 0.58 km2 (0.2 sq mi)[1]
Managing authorities NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
Website Kattang Nature Reserve
See also Protected areas of
New South Wales

The Kattang Nature Reserve is a protected nature reserve that is located in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, on the eastern coast of Australia. The 68-hectare (170-acre) reserve is situated 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) from Laurieton, 47 kilometres (29 mi) south of Port Macquarie and 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) east of the Pacific Highway, near Kew.[2]

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The reserve has a variety of different vegetation communities, such as exposed headlands, dry eucalyptus woodland, wet and dry heathland. Two small littoral rainforest patches remain, they are floristically similar to those at Sea Acres National Park not far to the north.[3] There is speculation that the extremely rare Scented Acronychia grows at Kattang.[4] Perpendicular Point has cliffs that descend 40 metres (130 ft) suddenly to the sea below. Bushwalking is popular, particularly in late winter and early spring when the abundant wildflowers are in season.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Kattang Nature Reserve: Park management". Office of Environment and Heritage. Government of New South Wales. Retrieved 27 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Kattang Nature Reserve: How to get there". Office of Environment and Heritage. Government of New South Wales. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  3. ^ Floyd, A. G. (1990). Australian Rainforests in New South Wales. 2. p. 56. ISBN 0-949324-32-9. 
  4. ^ "Kattang Nature Reserve Fire Management Plan" (PDF). NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (PDF). Government of New South Wales. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 

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