The park is comprised of three former state forests including Newnes State Forest, part of Ben Bullen State Forest and Wolgan State Forest, and provides an important link with Blue Mountains National Park, Gardens of Stone National Park and Wollemi National Park.
The establishment of the 28,322 hectare Gardens of Stone State Conservation Area was announced in November 2021, along with new additions to Gardens of Stone National Park (308 hectares) and Wollemi National Park (2,257 hectares).
These additions to the national parks estate have been a longstanding priority, protecting over 30,000 hectares of rich eucalypt forests, important cultural heritage and an array of threatened species and ecological communities.
As well as important conservation outcomes, the NSW Government is investing an unprecedented $49.5 million in visitor infrastructure to deliver an exciting new eco-adventure tourism destination for the park, representing one of the largest visitor infrastructure packages delivered for a new national park.
This is conservation in action – great experiences that go hand-in-hand with protecting the park’s natural and cultural values.