Nullarbor National Park

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Nullarbor National Park
South Australia
IUCN category VI (protected area with sustainable use of natural resources)
Nullarbor National Park.jpg
Nullarbor National Park, February 2008, when its extent included the continental coastline
Nullarbor National Park is located in South Australia
Nullarbor National Park
Nullarbor National Park
Nearest town or city Ceduna (SA)[2]
Eucla (WA)[citation needed]
Coordinates 31°23′55″S 130°08′16″E / 31.39861°S 130.13778°E / -31.39861; 130.13778Coordinates: 31°23′55″S 130°08′16″E / 31.39861°S 130.13778°E / -31.39861; 130.13778[1]
Established 31 May 1979 (1979-05-31)[3]
Area 323.10 km2 (124.7 sq mi)[4]
Managing authorities Department of Environment and Water
Website Nullarbor National Park
Footnotes Coordinates[1]
See also Protected areas of South Australia

Nullarbor National Park is a protected area in the Australian state of South Australia located in the locality of Nullarbor about 887 kilometres (551 mi) west of the state capital of Adelaide city centre and about 400 kilometres (250 mi) west of Ceduna.[2]

Founded in 1979, its extent was reduced in 2013 from 5,781.27 square kilometres (2,232.16 square miles) to 323.10 square kilometres (124.75 square miles) by the proclamation of the Nullarbor Wilderness Protection Area. As of 2013, it is bounded to the west by the Western Australia - South Australian state border, the north by the Nullarbor Regional Reserve and to the east and the south by the Nullarbor Wilderness Protection Area.[5][6][7]

It is classified as an IUCN Category VI protected area.[4] [1] In 1980, it was listed on the now-defunct Register of the National Estate.[8]

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  1. ^ a b c "Terrestrial Protected Areas in South Australia (2014) (see 'DETAIL' tab)". CAPAD 2014. Australian Government - Department of the Environment. 2014. Retrieved 4 March 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Search results for 'Nullarbor National Park' with the following datasets selected – 'Suburbs and Localities', 'NPW and Conservation Properties', 'Roads' and 'Gazetteer'". South Australian Government. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  3. ^ Wright, J.D. (31 May 1979). "NATIONAL PARKS AND WILDLIFE ACT, 19721978: SECTION 28: NULLABOR NATIONAL PARK CONSTITUTED" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. South Australian Government. p. 1611. Retrieved 13 May 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Protected Areas Information System - reserve list (as of 25 November 2014)" (PDF). Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 8 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Protected Areas of South Australia September (Map) 2014 Edition" (PDF). Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 15 April 2015.
  6. ^ "Highest protection for Nullarbor". Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 16 March 2015.
  7. ^ "Wilderness Advisory Committee Annual Report 2012-13" (PDF). September 2013: 17–18. ISSN 1832-9357. Retrieved 17 March 2014.
  8. ^ "Nullarbor National Park - listing on the now-defunct Register of the National Estate (Place ID 6046)". Australian Heritage Database. Department of the Environment. 21 October 1980. Retrieved 7 July 2018.

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