Mariala National Park
|Mariala National Park|
|Nearest town or city||Adavale|
|Area||269.2 km2 (104 sq mi)|
|Managing authorities||Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service|
|Website||Mariala National Park|
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. It is located with the water catchment areas of the Bulloo, Paroo and Warrego rivers. Mariala covers 269.2 km2 (104 sq mi).
The park was part of the Ambathala pastoral holding which operated from 1875 until the early 1980s. 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.
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