Neerabup National Park

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Neerabup National Park
Western Australia
IUCN category II (national park)
Neerabup National Park is located in Western Australia
Neerabup National Park
Neerabup National Park
Nearest town or city Perth
Coordinates 31°40′30″S 115°44′07″E / 31.67500°S 115.73528°E / -31.67500; 115.73528Coordinates: 31°40′30″S 115°44′07″E / 31.67500°S 115.73528°E / -31.67500; 115.73528
Established 1965
Area 9.43 km2 (3.6 sq mi)[1]
Managing authorities Department of Environment and Conservation
Website Neerabup National Park
See also List of protected areas of
Western Australia

Neerabup National Park is a national park in the City of Wanneroo in Western Australia, situated approximately 27 kilometres (17 mi) north of Perth.

The park is found to the west of Wanneroo Road and is a long thin strip of bushland that is about 12 km (7.5 mi) in length. It contains no car parks and roads or any other facilities and attracts no entrance fee.[2]

The area follows an ancient Indigenous Australian migration route between Lake Joondalup and Loch McNess (in Yanchep National Park). This later became are well used stock route and then part of the Yaberoo Budjara Heritage Trail.[3] The walk trail is based on the Yellalonga tribes movements between the lakes and highlights features of historical, aboriginal and natural significance.[4]

The park lies within the Northern Swan Coastal Plain Important Bird Area, so identified by BirdLife International because of its importance in supporting several thousand Short-billed Black Cockatoos during the non-breeding season.[5]

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  1. ^ "Department of Environment and Conservation 2009–2010 Annual Report". Department of Environment and Conservation. 2010: 48. ISSN 1835-114X. 
  2. ^ "About Australia - Neerabup National Park". 2010. Retrieved 7 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "City of Wanneroo - Yaberoo Budjara Trail Section Map" (PDF). 2010. Retrieved 7 December 2010. 
  4. ^ "Yaberoo Budjara Heritage Trail". 2010. Retrieved 7 December 2010. 
  5. ^ BirdLife International (2011) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Northern Swan Coastal Plain. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 3 September 2011.