Nuytsland Nature Reserve

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Nuytsland Nature Reserve
Western Australia
Toolina Cove 1 Nuytsland NR IX-2010.jpg
The Great Australian Bight at Toolina Cove, Nuytsland Nature Reserve, 2010
Nuytsland Nature Reserve is located in Western Australia
Nuytsland Nature Reserve
Nuytsland Nature Reserve
Nearest town or city Esperance
Coordinates 32°18′0″S 125°52′0″E / 32.30000°S 125.86667°E / -32.30000; 125.86667Coordinates: 32°18′0″S 125°52′0″E / 32.30000°S 125.86667°E / -32.30000; 125.86667
Area 6,253.44 km2 (2,414.5 sq mi)
Managing authorities Department of Parks and Wildlife (Western Australia)
See also List of protected areas of
Western Australia

Nuytsland Nature Reserve is a protected area of Western Australia in the far south-eastern part of the state, on the south coast.

Nominally located at 32° 18' S 125° 52' E, it has an area of 6,253.44 km², and takes in over 500 kilometres of coastline from Cape Pasley to Red Rocks Point.[1]

It was gazetted in 1969. Significant features include Twilight Cove and the Eyre Bird Observatory.[2][3] It lies within the Nuyts cadastral division of the state.

The reserve has been surveyed for the western ground parrot.[4]


  1. ^ Western Australia. Dept. of Conservation and Land Management (2010), Cape Arid and Eucla National Parks, Israelite Bay, Dept. of Conservation & Land Management, retrieved 2 March 2017 
  2. ^ Harris, Alex (1979-03-02), "Life in the most remote bird observatory", West Australian (2 Mar 1979): 7,10, retrieved 2 March 2017 
  3. ^ Riley, Kathy (2007-01-01), "Nature in the raw.(Nuytsland Nature Reserve)(Geographic overview)", Australian Geographic, Athena Information Solutions Pvt. Ltd (85): 94–99, ISSN 0816-1658 
  4. ^ Newbey, Brenda; Chemello, David; Barth, Michael (2006), Search for the western ground parrot in Nuytsland Nature Reserve and Cape Arid National Park, 2005-2006, Birds Australia, Western Australia, retrieved 2 March 2017