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Gaagal Wanggaan (South Beach) National Park

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What we're doing

Park management activities

Gaagal Wanggaan (South Beach) National Park has management strategies in place to protect and conserve the values of this park. Visit the detailed park and fire management documents. Here is just some of the work we’re doing to conserve these values:

Preserving biodiversity

Gaagal Wanggaan (South Beach) National Park supports programs that monitor, help recover and secure threatened bird populations. NPWS measures and limits disturbance from recreational users and undertakes frequent monitoring within this park.

Managing weeds, pest animals and other threats

Pests and weeds have a significant impact on the ecosystems within Gaagal Wanggaan National Park. Risk assessments for new and emerging weeds are carried out as an ongoing initiative within the park. Pest management is an important part of the work NPWS does to protect the integrity of biodiversity which exists within Gaagal Wanggaan (South Beach).

Conserving Aboriginal culture

Gaagal Wanggaan (South Beach) National Park is the traditional Country of the Gumbaynggirr People and boasts a proud legacy of Aboriginal culture. Ongoing NPWS projects are in place to monitor the condition of Aboriginal sites. NPWS shares responsibility for park management with local Aboriginal people, and together they work on issues of conservation, operations and employment, education and training opportunities for Aboriginal people.

Managing fire

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.


  • in the North Coast region
  • Gaagal Wanggaan (South Beach) National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

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