Goobang National Park Plan of Management

Goobang National Park is located about 30 kilometres north-east of Parkes in the central west of New South Wales. It is 42,080 hectares in size and encompasses areas previously known as Wanda Wandong, Hervey and Bumberry State Forests and Curumbenya Nature Reserve.

7 November 2001
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
Publication, Plan of management, Final
  • ISBN 0-73136-2004
  • ID NPWS20010132
  • File PDF 661KB
  • Pages 61
  • Name goobang-national-park-plan-of-management-010132.pdf

The park is one of the largest remaining areas of natural vegetation in the central west of New South Wales. Vantage points from within the park provide scenic views of the surrounding region and have attracted visitors to the area over many years.

The park contains flora and fauna species associated with western New South Wales as well as those more commonly found on or east of the Great Dividing Range. Eleven native plant communities, nine of which are considered not adequately conserved within the Service estate, are located in the park. Many of the plant species found in the park are regarded as regionally significant because they occur at the limit of their known range. The park is also home to over 200 animal species, 74 of which are recorded as being at the limits of their known range.

The cultural heritage of Goobang National Park is also significant. Prior to European settlement, Aboriginal people made widespread use of the ranges for food and shelter, obtained water from the permanent springs, held ceremonies and quarried for tools. Gingham Gap was a major travelling route through the range.

Adopted and published in November 2001. Online version updated with original map in June 2020.

Photo: Goobang National Park, grass trees and wattle / Amanda Lavender/OEH