Werrikimbe National Park was initially dedicated a national park in 1975 and has been added to as a result of the Regional Forests Agreements. The park currently encompasses an area of 33,292 hectares. In 1986 the park (excluding subsequent additions) was included as part of the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves (Australia) World Heritage Area in recognition of its outstanding natural values of international significance.
Werrikimbe National Park is part of a broad, almost continuous, belt of reserved forest along the Great Eastern Escarpment, virtually extending from Washpool National Park in the north to the Manning Valley in the south.
Photo: Werrikimbe National Park / J Spencer/OEH