The parks protect rare and threatened species, many of which are highly sensitive such as the sub-alpine swamps and wetlands, as well as the southern-most part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area. They include a large area of wilderness, and Mount Mackenzie which has been declared an Aboriginal Place.
From the early 20th century recreational use of the plateau became increasingly popular, as did scientific expeditions attracted by the diversity of plants and animals.
Have your say
For further information and to have your say visit the Barrington Tops National Park, Mount Royal National Park and Barrington Tops State Conservation Area Draft Amendment to the Plan of Management Public Consultation.
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