Gulaga National Park

Gulaga is a national park on the south coast of New South Wales, Australia. The park was created in 2001. It is 46.73 km2 in area.[1] The park forms part of the Ulladulla to Merimbula Important Bird Area, identified as such by BirdLife International because of its importance for swift parrots.[2]

On 6 May 2006 the freehold titles to Gulaga and Biamanga National Parks were handed back to the Yuin people by the New South Wales Government. Freehold title of Gulaga National Park will be held in trust for the Aboriginal owners by Merrimans and Wagonga Local Aboriginal Lands Councils, while that of Biamanga will be held in trust by Merrimans and Bega Local Aboriginal Lands Councils.[3]

Gulaga was an active volcano long time back (more than 60 million years ago) and the mountain is currently 1000m high offering beautiful views of the lakes, mining tracks, rainforest and the countryside.[4] The Wallaga Lake National Park is a part of the Gulaga National Park.[5]

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References

  1. ^ "Gulaga National Park". National Parks and Wildlife Service (New South Wales). 2006. Archived from the original on 20 August 2006. Retrieved 22 May 2006.
  2. ^ BirdLife International. (2012). Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ulladulla to Merimbula. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 2012-01-02.
  3. ^ Pacey, Laurelle (11 May 2006). "Handing back heartbeat of Yuin nation". Narooma News. Retrieved 22 May 2006.[dead link]
  4. ^ "Ancient volcano". Narooma.
  5. ^ "Gulaga National Park". NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.