Nature conservation

Conserving biodiversity

New England Tableland Bioregion

The New England Tableland Bioregion has an area of 3,004,202 hectares of which 2,860,758 hectares or 95.23 per cent of the bioregion lies within NSW. This bioregion is one of the smaller bioregions in NSW, occupying 3.57 per cent of the state.

The bioregion lies between the North Coast and Nandewar bioregions in north-east NSW, extending north just into Queensland. In NSW, the bioregional boundary extends from north of Tenterfield to south of Walcha and includes towns such as Armidale and Guyra, with Inverell just outside the boundary.

The bioregion includes parts of the MacIntyre, Clarence, Gwydir, Macleay, Namoi and Manning River catchments.


New England Tableland - climate
See average climate figures for the bioregion.

New England Tableland - landform
Get topography, geology, geomorphology, geodiversity and soil information.

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

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

New England Tableland - 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.

New England Tableland - subregions
Get basic information about the finer-scale subregions that make up this bioregion.

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

New England Tableland - 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: 27 February 2011