Yathong Nature Reserve

Open, check current alerts 


Yathong Nature Reserve was created in November 1971. It covers an area of 115604ha. View the detailed park and fire management documents.

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 grasswren.

This park is part of the network of feral predator-free areas in NSW which aim to prevent further extinctions and promote the recovery of our most susceptible species.

Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/yathong-nature-reserve/local-alerts