Nangar National Park

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Nangar National Park
New South Wales
IUCN category II (national park)
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An abandoned homestead at Murga in front of the cliffs of Nangar National Park, as seen from the Escort Way
Nangar National Park is located in New South Wales
Nangar National Park
Nangar National Park
Nearest town or city Eugowra
Coordinates 33°25′32″S 148°30′15″E / 33.42556°S 148.50417°E / -33.42556; 148.50417Coordinates: 33°25′32″S 148°30′15″E / 33.42556°S 148.50417°E / -33.42556; 148.50417
Established 1983
Area 94 km2 (36.3 sq mi)
Managing authorities NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
See also Protected areas of
New South Wales

Nangar is a national park in New South Wales, Australia, 252 km west of Sydney. The park is located in the Nangar-Murga Range between Eugowra and Canowindra. It features Nangar Mountain, which rises to 778 metres.

Trees consist of eucalyptus, blackpine, scribbly gum and ironbark. Shrubs include spider flowers, thyme spurge, nodding blue lily and waxlip orchids.

Birds recorded include wrens, thornbills, falcons, hawks, peregrine falcons and glossy black cockatoos. Eastern grey kangaroos and grey, redneck and swamp wallabies are common.[1]

The park was originally established in 1983 when 1,550 hectares of bushland were declared a national park. "Dripping Rock" was added to the park in 1988 and, in 1994, the Nangar State Forest was added to the park to expand its size to 9,196 hectares. "Dripping Rock" was a grazing property established in 1928 and named after a local seasonal waterfall.[2] The original "Dripping Rock" homestead was converted to a shearing shed and a new homestead, built in 1935, was destroyed by a bushfire in September 2009.[3]

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  1. ^ Nangar National Park - Natural environment
  2. ^ Information board at "Dripping Rock" in Nangar National Park, accessed: 30 March 2013
  3. ^ Nangar National Park Brochure, Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water (New South Wales), published: 2009, accessed: 30 March 2013

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