Mariala National Park

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Mariala National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Mariala National Park is located in Queensland
Mariala National Park
Mariala National Park
Nearest town or city Adavale
Coordinates 26°01′46″S 145°04′17″E / 26.02944°S 145.07139°E / -26.02944; 145.07139Coordinates: 26°01′46″S 145°04′17″E / 26.02944°S 145.07139°E / -26.02944; 145.07139
Established 1992[1]
Area 269.2 km2 (104 sq mi)[2]
Managing authorities Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
Website Mariala National Park
See also Protected areas of Queensland

Mariala National Park is a national park in South West Queensland, Australia, 810 km west of Brisbane. Mariala lies within the Mulga Lands bioregion and the Shire of Quilpie local government area.[2] It is located with the water catchment areas of the Bulloo, Paroo and Warrego rivers.[2] Mariala covers 269.2 km2 (104 sq mi).[2]

The park was part of the Ambathala pastoral holding which operated from 1875 until the early 1980s.[1] In 1982, the area became a scientific reserve, making it the first protected area to preserve part of Queensland's extensive Mulga Lands. A decade later it was declared a national park.[1]

A total of six rare or threatened species have been identified in the national park.[2] These include Major Mitchell's cockatoo and the rare square-tailed kite.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d "Nature, culture and history". Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing. 9 October 2013. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Mariala National Park". WetlandInfo. Department of Environment and Heritage Protection. Retrieved 13 January 2015.