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Currawinya National Park

Currawinya National Park. Photo NPSRCurrawinya National Park. Photo NPSR

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Currawinya protected areas to more than double in size

The Queensland Government has acquired three properties adjacent to the existing Currawinya National Park, more than doubling the size of the park and increasing protection of the region’s significant natural and cultural values.

The purchase of Boorara (115,000 hectares (ha), Werewilka (53,000ha) and  Oolamon (21,000 ha) will bring Currawinya National Park to a total area of around 344,000 ha, and make it one of Queensland’s largest national parks.

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Location

On the Queensland-NSW border near Hungerford, 170 km south-west of Cunnamulla.

What's special

Red sandplains and mulga scrubs beside long, dusty roads give little hint to the lakes, rivers and wetlands that make Currawinya one of Australia’s most important inland waterbird habitats. Lake Wyara and Lake Numalla are the main feature of the park which also protects sites of Indigenous and non-Indigenous cultural heritage as well as threatened wildlife.

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Last updated
23 February 2015