Important values of the park include the spectacular wild and rugged scenery, a diversity of natural environments, a large number of eucalypt species, the occurrence of threatened or restricted native plant and animal species, and its cultural heritage. Because of its values, Gardens of Stone National Park has been included as part of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.
The park offers opportunities, in conjunction with other conservation areas in the Sydney sandstone system, for the conservation of evolutionary and ecological processes, solitude and a range of recreation opportunities.
See also: Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area Strategic Plan (2009).
Photo: Pagoda, Gardens of Stone National Park / Rosie Nicolai