Gondwana Rainforests of Australia

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Gondwana Rainforests of Australia *
Box Log Falls.jpg
Box Log Falls, Lamington National Park, Queensland, Australia.
Country Australia
Type Natural
Criteria viii, ix, x
Reference 368
Region ** Asia-Pacific
Inscription history
Inscription 1986 (10th Session)
Extensions 1994

The Gondwana Rainforests of Australia formerly known as the 'Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves', are the most extensive area of subtropical rainforest in the world.[1] It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.[2]

The area includes 50 separate reserves covering 3,665 square kilometres (1,415 sq mi). It is around the New South WalesQueensland border.[3]

The Gondwana Rainforests are so-called because the fossil record indicates that when Gondwana existed it was covered by rainforests containing the same kinds of species that are living today. The number of visitors to the reserve is about 2 million per year.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Gondwana Rainforests of Australia". Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts. http://www.environment.gov.au/heritage/places/world/gondwana/index.html. Retrieved 2008-08-31.
  2. UNESCO, "Gondwana Rainforests of Australia". Retrieved 2012-4-21. Archived 17 January 2010 at WebCite
  3. Reid, Greg (2004). Australia's National and Marine Parks: Queensland. South Yarra, Victoria: Macmillan Education Australia. p. 11. ISBN 978-0-7329-9053-4.
This article is about a World Heritage Site