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Yathong Nature Reserve

Overview

Yathong Nature Reserve was created in November 1971. It covers an area of 115604ha. For detailed park and fire management documents, visit the OEH website.

Yathong Nature Reserve, adjacent to Nombinnie and Round Hill nature reserves, was dedicated as an International Biosphere Reserve in 1977. The eastern half of Yathong lies on Cobar Peneplain, while in the central section, red dune plains of the Darling depression support extensive areas of mallee.

The reserve also has extensive areas of box woodlands, cypress and belah. A number of unusual plant species occur in the area including wild lime, sour bush, wedding bush, iron grass and yellow darling pea.

Habitats include a number of rare or endangered animals including ningaui, kultarr, malleefowl and striated grass wren.

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.

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