Media Release: Update on Warrumbungle National Park


The link below is to a media release with the latest information regarding the rehabilitation of Warrumbungle National Park following the devastating bushfires that swept through the park. Progress is continuing and various sections of the park have now been reopened.

For more visit:
http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/media/OEHMedia13062701.htm

Media Release: Warrumbungle National Park


The link below is to a media release concerning Warrumbungle National Park and areas now open to the public following devastating bushfires.

For more visit:
http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/media/OEHMedia13051502.htm

Australia: NSW – Warrumbungle National Park


The link below is to a media release concerning the Warrumbungle National Park and the Easter holiday period. 

For more visit:
http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/media/OEHMedia13031901.htm

Australia: NSW – Warrumbungle National Park


The link below is to a media release concerning the survival of Brush-Tailed Rock Wallabies at Warrumbungle National Park following the devastating bushfire that swept through the park recently.

For more visit:
http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/media/OEHMedia13020601.htm

Australia: Warrumbungle National Park – Life Returning


The link below is to an article and photo gallery that reports on the Warrumbungle National Park after the recent major bushfire that swept through the park.

For more visit:
http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/journal/bushfires-ravage-the-warrumbungles.htm

Australia: NSW – Warrumbungle National Park


In the aftermath of a bushfire that has swept through four fifths of the Warrumbungle National Park, authorities must now determine just what is to be done in one of Australia’s premier national parks. That moment may not have yet arrived, given that the the bushfire continues to burn in the region and the threat has not yet been eliminated. When that time comes the true extent of devastation in the national park will seem overwhelming.

The extensive network of bushwalking trails, bridges and lookouts have been severely damaged and the visitor’s centre has been destroyed. Fears remain for wildlife in the park, particularly the Koala and Rock Wallaby populations.

For more visit:
http://www.theage.com.au/environment/conservation/reserve-burnt-to-a-cinder-20130119-2d000.html
http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/journal/bushfire-changes-warrumbungle-national-park-.htm
http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/journal/bushfire-damage-at-australias-largest-observatory.htm
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-01-14/homes-destroyed-in-nsw-bushfire/4463136
http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/2013/01/18/05/00/firefighters-brace-for-nsw-outbreaks

Warrumbungle National Park: Siding Springs Observatory – Bushfire


The link below is to an article that reports on the damage to Siding Springs Observatory in the Warrumbungle National Park in NSW, Australia.

For more visit:
http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/journal/bushfire-damage-at-australias-largest-observatory.htm

Australia: NSW – Warrumbungle National Park


The link below is to a photo gallery of Warrumbungle National Park in NSW, Australia.

For more visit:
http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/journal/view-image.htm?index=0&gid=12849

NEW SOUTH WALES NATIONAL PARKS UNDER THREAT???


The New South Wales government is now considering some level of development in the national parks of New South Wales. Just what level of development that may be is yet to be made clear. It is understood that the development may include accommodation projects, various commercial enterprises and guided bush walks.

Tourism Minster Jodi McKay, a former news reader with NBN television, is waiting on a report from a government commissioned taskforce looking into ways that tourism can be increased in the state’s national parks.

The planned tourism development of national parks is a major step away from the ‘wilderness’ goals of recent times and represents a threat to the wilderness values of national parks and world heritage listed areas.

However, a certain level of development may be appropriate, given the serious deterioration of many of the amenities and signage within New South Wales national parks. Many access routes are also seriously degraded following years of poor management.

Perhaps a quality New South Wales national parks and reserves web site could be developed, with the current web site being quite dated and not particularly useful for visitors to the national parks of New South Wales. Quality information on the attractions and access to each national park would greatly improve the tourist potential of New South Wales national parks.

If quality visitor brochures/leaflets on such things as camping facilities, access routes, walking trails and park attractions could be developed and made available via PDF documents on the web site, potential visitors could plan their trips and this would certainly increase visitor numbers to the national parks.

Quality content and relevant up-to-date information on each national park, as well as well maintained access routes and facilities would encourage far more people to visit the national parks and give visitors a memorable experience.

BELOW: Footage of the Warrumbungle National Park in NSW.