Deua is a national park located in New South Wales, Australia, 320 kilometres (200 mi) south of Sydney, and 100 kilometres (62 mi) east of Canberra. The nearest towns on the coast are Batemans Bay, Moruya and Narooma.
A remote wilderness area of escarpments and gullies, waterfalls, limestone caves, pockets of pinkwood rainforest and outstanding eucalyptus scenery. Deua is an important refuge for plant and animal species, many listed as threatened.
Common eucalyptus species include black ash, monkey gum, messmate and white ash. More rare species include the Jilliga ash and Mongamulla mallee. High altitude rainforests occur in gullies protected from fire. They are dominated by the pinkwood, hard water fern and soft tree fern. Other habitats include swamps, bogs, riverside forest, and rocky scrub.
Over 106 species of birds and 62 types of mammals have been recorded in Deua National Park. Particularly noteworthy is the high diversity of birds of prey, including the peregrine falcon and powerful owl. The caves provide maternity sites for a large variety of bats.
Black ash in mountain mist, Deua National Park
Jilliga ash, Deua National Park
summit of Big Badja Hill, Deua National Park
- National Parks & Wildlife Service - information pamphlet November 2008