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 880 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
Gardens of Stone State Conservation Area 28,321.80 06/05/2022 new
Gardens of Stone National Park 380 06/05/2022 addition
Wollemi National Park 2,257 06/05/2022 addition
Eusdale Nature Reserve 36.38 17/12/2021 addition
Everlasting Swamp National Park 186.69 17/12/2021 addition
Gurranang State Conservation Area 0.24 17/12/2021 addition
Parr State Conservation Area 310.43 17/12/2021 addition
Tapin Tops National Park 272.18 17/12/2021 addition
Yarri Barri Nature Reserve 475.39 17/12/2021 new
Blue Mountains National Park 82.53 10/12/2021 addition
Koonaburra  National Park 45,534.00 10/12/2021 new
Langidoon-Metford  State Conservation Area 60,416.00 10/12/2021 new
Barrington Tops  National Park 24.37 3/12/2021 addition
Billinudgel  Nature Reserve 38.38 3/12/2021 addition
Bongil Bongil  National Park 2.28 3/12/2021 addition
Budawang  National Park 201.19 3/12/2021 addition
Capertee  National Park 126.53 3/12/2021 addition
Culgoa  National Park 2411.00 3/12/2021 addition
Garigal  National Park 10.00 3/12/2021 addition
Glenrock  State Conservation Area 7.46 3/12/2021 addition
Goulburn River  National Park 93.91 3/12/2021 addition
Goulburn River  State Conservation Area 34.19 3/12/2021 addition
Jervis Bay  National Park 19.92 3/12/2021 addition
Koukandowie  Nature Reserve 449.00 3/12/2021 addition
Middle Brother  National Park 0.93 3/12/2021 addition
Narriearra Caryapundy Swamp  National Park 161.89 3/12/2021 addition
Ngiyungbayi  Aboriginal Area 181.07 3/12/2021 new
Oxley Wild Rivers  National Park 4561.20 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 0.41 3/12/2021 addition
Woomargama  State Conservation Area 235.13 3/12/2021 addition
Yuraygir  National Park 589.42 3/12/2021 addition