New parks and additions to parks

We acquire land to establish new parks and add land to already established reserves.

Mares Forest wilderness, Wombeyan Karst Conservation ReserveThere are more than 870 parks, reserves, conservation areas and Aboriginal areas in the New South Wales national parks system.

Each year we acquire land to expand and enhance our national parks system so that we can best protect our natural and cultural heritage.

This land may be acquired to add to an existing reserve or it may be acquired to establish a new national park or another type of protected area. All parks, reserves and protected areas are referred to as parks.

New parks and additions

Park name Type Size (hectares) Date of creation Park addition or new park
Mares Forest  National park 94.56 7/10/2016 park addition
Mugii Murum-ban State conservation area 274.20 7/10/2016 park addition
Sugarloaf State conservation area 304.60 7/10/2016 park addition
Werakata State conservation area 341.40 7/10/2016 park addition
Wombat Creek State conservation area 501.30 28/10/2016 park addition
Gaagal Wanggaan (South Beach) National park 28.10 28/10/2016 park addition
Kalyarr National park 20240.70 4/11/2016 park addition
Nattai National park 350.10 2/12/2016 park addition
Nightcap National park 82.61 2/12/2016 park addition