Malaan National Park

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Malaan National Park
Queensland
IUCN category II (national park)
Malaan National Park is located in Queensland
Malaan National Park
Malaan National Park
Nearest town or cityRavenshoe
Coordinates17°34′5″S 145°33′12″E / 17.56806°S 145.55333°E / -17.56806; 145.55333Coordinates: 17°34′5″S 145°33′12″E / 17.56806°S 145.55333°E / -17.56806; 145.55333
Established2005
Area2,473 hectares (6,110 acres)
Managing authoritiesQueensland Parks and Wildlife Service
See alsoProtected areas of Queensland

Malaan National Park is a national park in the Tablelands Region of Far North Queensland, Australia. There are two sections to the park. The largest section occupies the western third of Beatrice and the eastern fringe of Ravenshoe on the Atherton Tableland. The smaller section is in the north of Maalan.[1] It belongs to the Wet Tropics of Queensland bioregion. The park was established to protect significant animal and plant communities.[2] The areas were previously known as Dirran State Forest.[2] It is adjacent to Tully Gorge National Park and Mount Fisher Forest Reserve.

Mount Fisher is found within the park. It is Queensland's third highest peak and the most elevated volcano in Northern Australia.[2]

The park provides habitat for the endangered spotted-tailed Quoll, large-eared horseshoe bat and the vulnerable flute-nosed bat.[2] A total of four rare or threatened species have been recorded in the park.[3]

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  1. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d "Malaan National Park Management Statement 2013" (PDF). Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Rare or threatened wildlife of Malaan National Park". EHP WildNet database. Department of Environment and Heritage Protection. Retrieved 28 August 2014.