Gardens of Stone National Park Plan of Management

Gardens of Stone National Park comprises 15,010 hectares of varied terrain from limestone outcrops to sandstone escarpments. It is located on the western fringe of the Sydney Basin, 35 kilometres north of Lithgow. The park adjoins the western boundary of Wollemi National Park.

Date
1 June 2009
Publisher
Department of Environment and Climate Change NSW
Type
Publication, Plan of management, Final
Status
Final
Cost
Free
Language
English
Tags
  • ISBN 978-1-74232-384-8
  • ID DECCW20090514
  • File PDF 6.7MB
  • Pages 45
  • Name gardens-of-stone-national-park-plan-of-management-090514.pdf

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