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 870 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 Size (hectares) Date of creation Park addition or new park
Ben Halls Gap National park 518.0 25/01/2019 new reserve
Carrai National park 363.57 25/01/2019 park addition
Coffs Coast Regional park 90.8 25/01/2019 park addition
Curracabundi National park 316.2 21/06/2019 park addition
Dharawal National park 321.45 25/01/2019 park addition
Lachlan Valley National park 296.1 21/06/2019 park addition
Macquarie Marshes Nature reserve 924.7 21/06/2019 park addition
Oxley Wild Rivers State conservation area 1798.53 15/03/2019 park addition
Towarri National park 92.27 21/06/2019 park addition
Watchimbark Nature reserve 3.5 21/06/2019 park addition
Yarrahapinni Wetlands National park 45.63 21/06/2019 park addition