The variety of habitats in the park and reserve has resulted in a diverse range of plant and animal communities and the area supports a number of rare, threatened and geographically significant species. Bournda is important for conservation in a region where extensive areas have been cleared for agriculture or residential development or have been disturbed by intensive logging operations.
The area protects a variety of Aboriginal sites and contains several historic features which illustrate the history of European settlement and use of the district.
The park's coastline is very attractive and in places spectacular, featuring beaches, cliffs, rocky bays and deep clefts.
This plan of management was originally adopted by the Minister for the Environment on 6 September 2000. It was amended in accordance with the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 on 14 June 2014. These amendments are incorporated into this plan.
Photo: Bournda National Park / J Spencer/OEH