Norfolk Island National Park

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Norfolk Island National Park
Norfolk Island
IUCN category II (national park)
Norfolk Island Captain Cook lookout2.jpg
Captain Cook lookout within the Norfolk Island National Park
Norfolk Island Philip Island.jpg
View across to the larger Phillip Island in the distance. In the foreground is the smaller Nepean Island
Norfolk Island National Park is located in Norfolk Island
Norfolk Island National Park
Norfolk Island National Park
Nearest town or city Burnt Pine
Coordinates 29°04′S 167°56′E / 29.067°S 167.933°E / -29.067; 167.933Coordinates: 29°04′S 167°56′E / 29.067°S 167.933°E / -29.067; 167.933
Established 1984 (1984)
Area 6.5 km2 (2.5 sq mi)
Managing authorities Australian Government Department of the Environment
Website Norfolk Island National Park

Norfolk Island National Park is a protected area of 6.50 km2 established in 1984 and managed by the Commonwealth of Australia. It comprises two sections, the Mount Pitt section on Norfolk Island in the South Pacific Ocean with an area of 4.60 km2 and the neighbouring 1.90 km2 Phillip Island, as well as the much smaller Nepean Island. The Norfolk Island group is an Australian territory and the park is managed by Parks Australia. It is the only place in the world where the Norfolk Island parakeet and the white-chested white-eye occur.

Management aims for the Norfolk Island National Park are to:

protect and restore populations of native plants and animals, natural ecosystems and ecological processes, and to provide for appropriate recreational opportunities for Norfolk Island residents and visitors.

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