Wadbilliga National Park
Park Overview
Wadbilliga National Park is perfect for self-reliant bushwalkers and campers. Go hiking, camping, birdwatching or mountain biking and explore this wonderful park. Wadbilliga National Park features remote and rugged wilderness that will leave you feeling like you’ve truly escaped into the great outdoors.The scenery here has been compared to Kakadu National Park, with steep gorges carved into dramatic ancient granite cliffs contrasting with wide, undulating plateaus from the high escarpment country down to the coastal plain.Wadbilliga has deliberately been left in a pristine state to form a haven for the many animals and birds that take refuge here, and there is also an incredible range of plant life. Among the endangered animals you may see are the spotted-tailed quoll. Powerful, masked and sooty owls can be heard by night, and by day diamond pythons may be seen sunning themselves on the plentiful rocky outcrops.This vast, untamed wilderness is popular with well-equipped campers, self-reliant bushwalkers and photographers. Be sure not to miss seeing the striking Tuross Falls and Tuross River Gorge as well, which are truly unforgettable sights.
Nature of the Area
Due to the rugged and isolated nature of the park, animal populations here have remained relatively undisturbed. Many of the park's animals are large marsupials such as swamp wallabies, eastern grey kangaroos and wombats. There are also possums, platypuses and echidnas and one of the biggest greater glider populations in all of Australia. The birdlife is varied too, with over 120 native species. Lyrebirds are common as are many colourful and tuneful bush birds.
History of the Area
The Yuin people consider Wadbilliga National Park a sacred place and many sites in the park are strongly associated with Dreamtime stories. The dissected, rugged escarpment contains a network of bridle tracks that follow both high country and river courses, which Aboriginal people originally used. The bridle tracks are also the most tangible historical link with the first Europeans in the area and were used for transporting produce and moving stock from one location to another. The park is abundant in traditional foods and medicines.
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