Washpool Flora Reserve
Washpool Flora Reserve was created in November 2020. It covers an area of 725ha. View the detailed park and fire management documents.
Located on NSW's Northern Tablelands near Tenterfield, Glenn Innes and Grafton, Washpool Flora Reserve protects forests that play a valuable role in conservation. It lies on the northern boundary of Washpool National Park, the preserve of ancient, World Heritage-listed Gondwana Rainforests.
Washpool Flora Reserve is in Bundjalung Country. It’s jointly managed by NPWS and the Ngullingah Jugun (Our Country) Aboriginal Corporation under the Western Bundjalung Indigenous Land Use Agreement.
The reserve is home to a wide range of native plants and animals, including tree-dwelling mammals and diverse bird species. Endangered brush-tailed rock-wallabies are among the 18 threatened animal species found here.
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.
For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/washpool-flora-reserve/local-alerts