New parks and additions to parks

We acquire land to establish new parks and add land to already established reserves.

Mares Forest wilderness, Wombeyan Karst Conservation ReserveThere are more than 890 parks, reserves, conservation areas and Aboriginal areas in the New South Wales national parks system.

Each year we acquire land to expand and enhance our national parks system so that we can best protect our natural and cultural heritage.

This land may be acquired to add to an existing reserve or it may be acquired to establish a new national park or another type of protected area. All parks, reserves and protected areas are referred to as parks.


New parks and additions over the last year

Park name Type Area (hectares) Date of gazettal Type
Regional Park
Gardens of Stone State Conservation Area 126.00   30/06/2022  addition
Gardens of Stone National Park  380.00   6/05/2022  addition
Gardens of Stone State Conservation Area  28,321.80   6/05/2022  new
National Park  2,257.00   6/05/2022  addition
Eusdale Nature reserve 36.40   17/12/2021  addition
Everlasting Swamp National Park 186.70    17/12/2021  addition
Gurranang State Conservation Area 0.20    17/12/2021  addition
Parr State Conservation Area  310.40  17/12/2021  addition
Tapin Tops  National Park 272.20  17/12/2021 addition
Yarri Barri Nature reserve 475.40  17/12/2021 new
 Blue Mountains National Park 82.50  10/12/2021 addition
 Koonaburra National Park 45,534.00 10/12/2021 new
 Langidoon-Metford State Conservation Are 45,534.00 10/12/2021 new
 Barrington Tops National Park 24.40  3/12/2021 addition
 Billinudgel Nature reserve 38.40  3/12/2021 addition
 Bongil Bongil National Park 2.30  3/12/2021 addition
National Park
201.20  3/12/2021 addition
 Capertee National Park 126.50  3/12/2021 addition
 Culgoa National Park 2,411.00  3/12/2021 addition
 Garigal National Park 10.00  3/12/2021 addition
 Glenrock State Conservation Area 7.50  3/12/2021 addition
 Goulburn River National Park 93.90  3/12/2021 addition
 Goulburn River State Conservation Area 34.20  3/12/2021 addition
 Jervis Bay National Park 19.90  3/12/2021 addition
Nature reserve 449.00  3/12/2021 addition
 Middle Brother National Park
0.90  3/12/2021 addition
Narriearra Caryapundy Swamp National Park 161.90  3/12/2021 addition
Ngiyungbayi Aboriginal Area 181.10  3/12/2021 new
 Oxley Wild Rivers National Park 4,561.20  3/12/2021 addition
 Paroo-Darling National Park 588.70  3/12/2021 addition
 Sturt National Park 397.70  3/12/2021 addition
 Wollemi National Park 0.40  3/12/2021 addition
 Woomargama State Conservation Area  235.10   3/12/2021  addition
 Yuraygir National Park 589.40    3/12/2021  addition