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Corroboree Rock Conservation Reserve
Northern Territory
IUCN Category V (Protected Landscape/Seascape)
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Corroboree Rock
Established 1962
Area 7 hectares (17 acres)
Visitation 15,000 (in 2011)
Managing authorities Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory
See also Protected areas of the Northern Territory

Corroboree Rock Conservation Reserve is a protected area in the Northern Territory of Australia located about 42 kilometres (26 mi) east of Alice Springs in the East MacDonnell Ranges.

The reserve is surrounded by the Undoolya pastoral lease which operates as a cattle station.

The reserve takes its name from a column of grey dolomite of great significance to the local Aboriginal people. The rock is part of the Bitter Springs formation that was deposited in salt lakes 800 million years ago. It is a sacred site to the Eastern Arrente peoples

Flora found on the reserve include spinifex and senna on the ridges, with bloodwood, Supplejack, Red Mallee and Whitewood are found around the base of the rock.

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