Narran Lake Nature Reserve Plan of Management

Narran Lake Nature Reserve is located in the central north of NSW, between Brewarrina and Walgett. It has an area of 5,538 hectares. A further 3,547 hectares owned by the Service adjoining the south-eastern boundary of the nature reserve is managed as an integral part of the nature reserve.

1 May 2000
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
Publication, Plan of management, Final
  • ISBN 0-73136-0818
  • ID NPWS20000095
  • File PDF 89KB
  • Pages 35
  • Name narran-lake-nature-reserve-plan-of-management-000095.pdf

The nature reserve comprises extensive wetlands, associated lunettes and adjacent sandy and rocky ridge country. The wetlands are part of the Narran Lake system, an area of lakes and channelised country fed by the Narran River They are predominantly open lake, large areas of dense lignum and river redgum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis), coolibah (E.coolabah), river cooba (Acacia stenophylla) woodland.

The wetlands are in a relatively natural condition and provide important breeding and feeding habitats for a diverse range of waterbirds, including one of the largest ibis rookeries in Australia. The nature reserve is recognised as a Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention.

The plan of management recognises that the primary requirement for protection of wetland values is for the reserve to continue to receive adequate inundation. It proposes as a high priority the preparation of a water management plan. The water management plan will establish optimal water requirements for habitat conservation within the reserve.


These amendments should be read in conjunction with the Narran Lake Nature Reserve Plan of Management (2000).

Amendments to Narran Lake Nature Reserve Plan of Management (2011). The adopted amendments relate to Section 4.31 Public Use and Promotion.

Photo: Narran Lake Nature Reserve / Maree Barnes/Western CMA