Porcupine Gorge National Park

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Porcupine Gorge National Park
Queensland
IUCN category II (national park)
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Porcupine Gorge National Park
Porcupine Gorge National Park is located in Queensland
Porcupine Gorge National Park
Porcupine Gorge National Park
Nearest town or cityHughenden
Coordinates20°23′57″S 144°26′25″E / 20.39917°S 144.44028°E / -20.39917; 144.44028Coordinates: 20°23′57″S 144°26′25″E / 20.39917°S 144.44028°E / -20.39917; 144.44028
Established1970
Area54.1 km2 (20.9 sq mi)
Managing authoritiesQueensland Parks and Wildlife Service
WebsitePorcupine Gorge National Park
See alsoProtected areas of Queensland

Porcupine Gorge National Park is a national park in Porcupine, Shire of Finders in North West Queensland, Australia, 1,174 km northwest of Brisbane and 60 km north of Hughenden. Established in 1970, the national park has an area of 54.10 km² and is managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. It is an IUCN category II park.

The national park was established in the area surround Porcupine Gorge; the gorge features strata of sedimentary rocks which span hundreds of millions of years.[1]

Fauna[edit]

The park provides habitat for the rock-wallaby, Pacific black duck, crimson-winged parrot and black bittern.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Environmental Protection Agency (Queensland) (2002). Heritage Trails of the Queensland Outback. State of Queensland. p. 177. ISBN 0-7345-1040-3.

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