Murrurundi Pass National Park is significant because of its natural and cultural values, including:
Landscape and catchment values
- The park is part of a visual landscape of dramatic mountain scenery that provides an important backdrop to the upper Hunter Valley. There are scenic views down the Hunter Valley from the park.
- The park lies on the watershed between the Namoi and Hunter catchments, the majority draining into the Hunter River.
- The park contains the only known reserved occurrence of the rare Murrurundi stringybark (Eucalyptus conjuncta).
- The park has a high diversity of plants and animals due to its location on the junction of the Sydney Basin, Brigalow Belt South and Nandewar bioregions.
- The park forms a stepping stone on a regional corridor along the Liverpool Range as well as a potential sub-regional corridor linking with the Wingen Maid, a locally and culturally significant landscape feature, and may provide habitat for a range of threatened species.
Aboriginal heritage values
- The park lies within the traditional Country of the Wonnarua People.
- Historic values reflect with early exploration, settlement and use of the land by the Murrurundi community. Before reservation, the park was part of the Murrurundi Common.