Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve protects a variety of coastal environments, including coastal dunes, forest communities, Pattimores Lagoon and wetlands adjacent to the Narrawallee Creek estuary. Five endangered ecological communities and two regionally significant vegetation communities, and three endangered and eight vulnerable fauna species, have been recorded in the reserve. Aboriginal middens and artefact scatters also occur in the reserve, as do silica deposits that were formed under unusual geological circumstances. The reserve also provides low key educational and recreational opportunities for locals and visitors to the area.
The National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 requires a plan of management to be prepared for each reserve. A plan of management is a legal document that outlines how a reserve will be managed in the years ahead.
Photo: Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve / Michael Van Ewijk/OEH