Eurobodalla National Park
What we're doing
Park management activities
Eurobodalla National Park has management strategies in place to protect and conserve the values of this park. Visit the OEH website for detailed park and fire management documents. Here is just some of the work we’re doing to conserve these values:
Understanding landscapes and geology
Eurobodalla National Park is dedicated to the maintenance of its landscapes and scenery, and ensures this in conjunction with land and native vegetation conservation. NPWS programs are in operation in this park, designed to protect park assets and ensure the character of the landscape is maintained, along with the park’s coveted coastal views.
Eurobodalla National Park upholds its biodiversity by protecting its threatened, vulnerable and endangered species and working to recover key populations. Conservation activities are habitually carried out in this park and may include monitoring, research into the distribution, abundance and habitat requirements of those populations, as well as bush regeneration, pest management strategies and other rehabilitative measures.
Uniting technology with the vast collection of information on biodiversity in NSW, BioNet is a valuable database open to any user. From individual plant sightings to detailed scientific surveys, it offers a wealth of knowledge about ecology and threatened species in NSW.
Managing weeds, pest animals and other threats
Pests and weeds have a significant impact to the ecosystems within Eurobodalla National Park. Risk assessments for new and emerging weeds are carried out as an ongoing initiative within the park. Pest management of wildlife like foxes, and weeds such as sea spurge, is an important part of the work NPWS does to protect the integrity of biodiversity which exists within Eurobodalla National Park.
A highly destructive coastal weed, sea spurge has spread around Australia since it was first recorded as an invasive species in 1927. On the NSW South Coast, collaborative containment efforts have made major inroads in combatting this weed as it progresses northward.
Historic heritage in our parks and reserves
Eurobodalla National Park boasts a strong goldrush and shipping history and NPWS celebrates this heritage. Development is minimised in this park to uphold its heritage values. Management and conservation programs are in operation and may include the addition or improvement of interpretive signage for visitor education, research into the historic significance of key sites and subsequent actions to preserve them.
Developing visitor facilities and experiences
The facilities and infrastructure in Eurobodalla National Park are continually maintained and upgraded to ensure an optimal visitor experience. NPWS regularly reviews recreational opportunities in this park, identifying areas for improvement and reviewing and assessing any human impact on park assets.
Conserving our Aboriginal culture
Where opportunities exist, NPWS encourages shared management of Eurobodalla National Park with members of local Aboriginal communities. NPWS and the Aboriginal community work together to monitor and conserve Aboriginal sites within the park and to mitigate any adverse impacts. Interpretive signage around key cultural sites is maintained and updated regularly. NPWS also liaises with Aboriginal representatives on park developments wherever possible.
NSW is one of the most bushfire prone areas in the world as a result of our climate, weather systems, vegetation and the rugged terrain. NPWS is committed to maintaining natural and cultural heritage values and minimising the likelihood and impact of bushfires via a strategic program of fire research, fire planning, hazard reduction, highly trained rapid response firefighting crews and community alerts.
Managing fire-prone NSW national parks requires a three-pronged approach, including fire planning, community education, and fuel management. When it comes to fuel like dead wood, NPWS conducts planned hazard reduction activities like mowing and controlled burning to assist in the protection of life, property and community.
- in the South Coast region
Eurobodalla National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
(02) 4476 0800
Contact hours: 10.00am-2.00pm Monday to Friday
- Corner Graham and Burrawang Streets, Narooma NSW
- Fax: (02) 4476 0833
Volunteers are needed to help recover threatened species of shorebirds around Tuross Head on the NSW Far South Coast. You’re invited to join NSW National Parks in this important volunteering work to monitor and survey breeding birds, restore habitat and educate beachgoers on the birds’ breeding sites.
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Valuable conservation work is being done in our national parks through the Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife, a not-for-profit organisation with the mission to care for Australia’s native plants, animals and cultural heritage.