Butterleaf National Park
Fire affected area
Some areas of this park were affected by fire in 2019/2020. You’ll notice some changes to the landscape, as well as signs of recovery. Some areas may remain closed for longer to allow habitat to recover or because we’re repairing park infrastructure. Stay safe with these after-fire tips for visitors.
Butterleaf National Park was created in January 1999. It covers an area of 3000ha. View the detailed park and fire management documents.
Butterleaf National Park and State Conservation Area were created in 1999 to protect nearly 4000 ha of forest that provides a home to rare wildlife. The park includes the crest of the Great Dividing Range which marks a change in the geology of the area from east to west. It supports many different forest communities as well the heaths and swamps of rocky outcrops.
The old growth forests have huge trees with hollows that are homes for yellow-bellied and greater gliders as well as powerful owls. Spotted-tailed quolls use hollow logs on the ground while a small isolated population of common wombats live in the area.
Facilities: there is a car park situated in the centre of the reserve in a magnificent ribbon gum and messmate forest. You'll find an information shelter there and a large open area that was a former log dump which is suitable for self reliant camping. There are no facilities available. Two long return walks leave from the car park.
These maps give a basic overview of park attractions and facilities, and may not be detailed enough for some activities. We recommend that you buy a topographic map before you go exploring.