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Nandewar Bioregion

The Nandewar Bioregion lies in northern NSW and across the Qld border. The bioregion is bounded by the North Coast, New England Tablelands and Brigalow Belt South bioregions in the south, east and west respectively. It spans an area of 2,700,313 hectares, with 2,069,604 hectares or 76.6 per cent of it falling in NSW and occupying 2.59 per cent of the state.

The bioregion encompasses Inverell and Tamworth and the smaller towns of Quirindi, Bingara, Barraba, Manilla and Bendemeer.

Part of the MacIntyre, Gwydir and Namoi catchments are located in the bioregion, and the Peel, Macdonald, McIntyre, Namoi, Severn and Gwydir Rivers traverse the bioregion.

Nandewar - climate
See average climate figures for the bioregion.

Nandewar - landform
Get topography, geology, geomorphology, geodiversity and soil information.

Nandewar - biodiversity
Find out about plant communities, flora, fauna and wetlands in the bioregion.

Nandewar - regional history
Learn about Aboriginal cultural heritage in this area, together with the history of the region since colonisation.

Nandewar - bioregional-scale conservation
Find out how much of this bioregion is protected by parks and reserves, and learn about other conservation programs in the region.

Nandewar - subregions
Get basic information about the finer-scale subregions that make up this bioregion.

Nandewar - references
See a list of publications and websites which can provide more information about this bioregion.

Nandewar - maps and printable versions
Download and print all the information in this bioregion overview as an Acrobat (PDF) document. View maps showing rivers, topography, vegetation, conservation reserves and subregions.

Page last updated: 26 April 2016