Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, Oxley Wild Rivers State Conservation Area, Cunnawarra National Park and Georges Creek Nature Reserve Plan of Management

Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, Oxley Wild Rivers State Conservation Area, Cunnawarra National Park and Georges Creek Nature Reserve are located on the eastern edge of the Northern Tablelands of NSW, 350 kilometres north of Sydney and 15 kilometres south-east of Armidale. Kempsey, Port Macquarie and Tamworth are all within 140 kilometres.

Date
1 June 2005
Publisher
Department of Environment and Conservation (NSW)
Type
Publication, Plan of management, Final
Status
Final
Cost
Free
Language
English
Tags
  • ISBN 1-74122-0416
  • ID DECC20050627
  • File PDF 3.9MB
  • Pages 69
  • Name oxley-wild-rivers-cunnawarra-georges-creek-parks-plan-of-management-050627.pdf

Oxley Wild Rivers National Park is part of the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves of Australia (CERRA) World Heritage Area. The park also contains the Macleay Gorges Wilderness and the Kunderang Wilderness.

These 4 parks are significant because they contain diverse plant communities, including rainforests, eucalypt forests and woodlands, heath and swamps; a large number of threatened fauna species and rare and threatened plant species; spectacular gorges, cliff lines and deep, steep sided valleys illustrating on-going geomorphological processes associated with the Great Escarpment; a range of Aboriginal sites with traditional and contemporary values; the historical Kunderang East homestead; and the remains of Australia’s first commercial hydro-electric scheme.

Recreation facilities in the parks include easily accessible lookouts and other facilities at spectacular escarpment locations; an extensive network of gorges, rivers and wilderness areas; and extended horse riding, bicycling and walking on the Bicentennial National Trail.

Photo: Oxley Wild Rivers National Park / Tony Karacsonyi/OEH