|UNESCO World Heritage Site|
|Location||New South Wales and Queensland, Australia|
|Criteria||Natural: (viii), (ix), (x)|
|Inscription||1986 (10th Session)|
|Area||370,000 ha (1,400 sq mi)|
|Official name||Gondwana Rainforests of Australia|
|Type||National heritage (landscape)|
|Designated||17 December 1994|
|Legal Status||Declared property|
|Official name||Gondwana Rainforests of Australia; Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves; Gondwana Rainforests of Australia (new name from 2007); North East Rainforests World Heritage Area|
|Type||State heritage (landscape)|
|Designated||2 April 1999|
|Category||Landscape - Natural|
The Gondwana Rainforests of Australia, formerly known as the 'Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves', are the most extensive area of subtropical rainforest in the world. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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.
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References[change | change source]
- "Gondwana Rainforests of Australia". Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts. Retrieved 2008-08-31.
- UNESCO, "Gondwana Rainforests of Australia". Retrieved 2012-4-21. Archived 17 January 2010 at WebCite
- Reid, Greg (2004). Australia's National and Marine Parks: Queensland. South Yarra, Victoria: Macmillan Education Australia. p. 11. ISBN 978-0-7329-9053-4.