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Gondwana Rainforests of Australia

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Gondwana Rainforests of Australia
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UNESCO World Heritage Site
Official name Gondwana Rainforests of Australia
Location Queensland, Australia Edit this at Wikidata
Coordinates 28°15′S 150°03′E / 28.25°S 150.05°E / -28.25; 150.05
Criteria Natural: (viii), (ix), (x) Edit this on Wikidata
Reference 368
Inscription 1986 (10th Session)
Extensions 1994
Gondwana Rainforests of Australia is located in Australia
Acacia Plateau Flora Reserve (NSW)
Amaroo Flora Reserve (NSW)
Barrington Tops
Barrington Tops
Border Ranges National Park
Captains Creek Flora Reserve (NSW)
Cunnawarra National Park
Dorrigo National Park
Emu Vale
Fenwicks Scrub Flora Reserve
Gibraltar Range National Park
Iluka Nature Reserve
Lamington National Park
Limpinwood Nature Reserve
Main Range National Park
Main Range National Park
Mallanganee National Park
Mebbin National Park
Mount Barney National Park
Mount Chinghee National Park
Mount Clunie National Park
Mount Hyland Nature Reserve
Mount Nothofagus National Park
Mount Royal National Park
Mount Seaview State Forest (NSW)
New England National Park
Nightcap National Park
Numinbah Nature Reserve
Oxley Wild Rivers National Park
Spicers Gap
Springbrook National Park
The Castles Flora Reserve (NSW)
Tooloom National Park
Toonumbar National Park
Washpool National Park
Werrikimbe National Park
Willi Willi National Park
Wilsons Peak Flora Reserve
Wollumbin National Park
Gondwana Rainforests of Australia (Australia)

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. 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.