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Nerang National Park
Queensland
IUCN Category II (National Park)
Nerang National Park bush, Maudsland, Queensland.jpg
Cargellico Street bush, 2016
Nearest town or city Nerang
Area 17 km2 (6.6 sq mi)
Managing authorities Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
Website Nerang National Park
See also Protected areas of Queensland

Nerang National Park (commonly referred to as Nerang State Forest) is a national park in Queensland, Australia situated on the Gold Coast. The protected area is located 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) from Surfers Paradise on Nerang’s north-west outskirts.

Nerang National Park is known for its variety of birds, trails, and views. Making it a popular place for mountain bike riders, bushwalkers and bird watchers.

Environment

Nerang National Park is an open forest environment providing a habitat for lot of native and non-native animals. The land of the Nerang National Park is around 100 m above sea level and located 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) from the Pacific Ocean. The Nerang National Park is mostly small-large hills. Both the Coombabah and Saltwater creeks run through the Nerang National Park. The soil in the park is mostly clay and limestone though near rivers and in fertile areas the soil is more loamy and aerated.

Recreation

The Nerang National Park is used for all sorts of sports such as horse riding, mountain biking and trail running. The park consist of many fire trails and tracks making it very popular for bike riding, horse riding and walking.

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