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Meryla Flora Reserve

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Meryla Flora Reserve was created in July 2022. It covers an area of 4,035ha. View the detailed park and fire management documents.

The reserve is in Gundungurra Country, near Moss Vale in the Southern Highlands region of New South Wales (NSW). The south boundary of the reserve adjoins Morton National Park. Together with Morton National Park and Budawang National Park, it forms one of the largest conservation reserve areas in NSW.

Meryla Flora Reserve is an elevated sandstone plateau, typical of the Sydney Basin. It has waterfalls, weathered sandstone caves, overhangs, and deep, narrow gorges.

The reserve provides habitat for many species. Its sandstone caves and overhangs are used by bats. Its still waters are home to platypus. And its heath vegetation is an important food source for nomadic birds including yellow-tailed black cockatoos, wattle birds, and yellow-faced honeyeaters.

About flora reserves

Flora reserves were established under the Forestry Act 2012 and remain State Forest. Under a unique management arrangement, this land is managed by NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. This ensures management is consistent with the adjoining national parks.

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.