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Namadgi National Park

Namadgi National Park

Namadgi National Park is located 40 km (25 mi) South-west of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory in Australia. Namadgi National Park covers an area of 1,058.45 km².

 

 

Location: 40 km (25 mi) South-west of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory   Map

Area: 1,058.45 km²

Open: 9am- 4pm Mon- Fri

9am- 4:30pm Sat, Sun, public holidays

Closed: Dec 25th

Info: Namadgi Visitors’ Centre, Naas Rd , 2 km (1 mi) South of Tharwa (02) 6207 2900

 

 

 

Description of Namadgi National Park

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Namadgi National Park is a large arid reserve with diverse biosphere and remains of early human settlement and art. It borders Kosciuszko National Park in New South Wales. Namadgi National Park was founded in 1984 to protect unique nature surrounding the Australian Alps. The ecosystems vary from arid plains, eucalyptus forests and alpine meadows. Some of the most common animals that live here include kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, Australian magpies, ravens and parrots Rosella. One of the most unique and popular destinations in Namadgi National Park is a so called Natural Hostel. It is an huge tree inhabited by over 400 species of various birds, bats and mammals.

 

The name of Namadgi National Park is derived from a local native tribe of ngunnaval (ngunnawal). They named Namadgi a mountain ridge to the South- West of Canberra. It is famous for numerous artifacts, rock art and other signs of human presence that date back 21,000 years ago. Ngunnaval people consider these mountains haunted by the ghosts of their ancestors. Here in the cave of moths they hold annual gatherings and hold initiation rite for young boys into adulthood.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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