Yatteyattah Nature Reserve

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Yatteyattah Nature Reserve
New South Wales
Myrtle Ebony - yatte yattah.jpg
Myrtle Ebony at Yatteyattah Nature Reserve
Yatteyattah Nature Reserve is located in New South Wales
Yatteyattah Nature Reserve
Yatteyattah Nature Reserve
Nearest town or cityMilton
Coordinates35°15.36′S 150°25.0571′E / 35.25600°S 150.4176183°E / -35.25600; 150.4176183Coordinates: 35°15.36′S 150°25.0571′E / 35.25600°S 150.4176183°E / -35.25600; 150.4176183
EstablishedApril 1996 (1996-04)[1]
Area0.35 km2 (0.1 sq mi)[1]
Managing authoritiesNSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
WebsiteYatteyattah Nature Reserve
See alsoProtected areas of
New South Wales

The Yatteyattah Nature Reserve is a protected nature reserve in the south coast region of New South Wales, in eastern Australia. The 35-hectare (86-acre) reserve is situated near Milton.[2]


The monzonite based soils, moderate climate and 1,200 millimetres (47 in) of annual rainfall produce a high quality Forest Red Gum forest on the higher plateau. The rainforest is of scientific interest as it is the most significant southerly sub tropical rainforest remnant in Australia.[3]

Significant tree species include Red Cedar, Myrtle Ebony, Deciduous Fig, Citronella, Silver Quandong, Whalebone Tree and Bollygum, many of which are near their southernmost limit of natural distribution. Outstanding also is the display of epiphytic ferns, such as Birds Nest Fern and Elkhorn Fern.[3]

In 1964, a broad swathe was cut through this small forest for electrical power lines, despite the area being surrounded by clear country and declared a protected area.


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  1. ^ a b "Yatteyattah Nature Reserve: Park management". Office of Environment and Heritage. Government of New South Wales. Retrieved 2 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Yatteyattah Nature Reserve". Office of Environment & Heritage. Government of New South Wales. Retrieved 11 October 2013.
  3. ^ a b Floyd, A. G. Australian Rainforests of New South Wales. 2. pp. 46 & 82. ISBN 0-949324-32-9.