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The Protected areas of New South Wales include both terrestrial and aquatic protected areas. At 30 June 2010 there were 776 separate terrestrial protected areas with a total land area of 6,641,256 hectares (16,410,900 acres) (8.29% of the state’s area). 189 of these are national parks, totalling 5,045,422 hectares (12,467,510 acres). At the same time there were 18 aquatic protected areas with a total area of 347,087 hectares (857,670 acres).

Terrestrial protected areas

National Parks

National parks are managed by the National Parks and Wildlife Service, an agency of the Department of Environment and Climate Change of New South Wales.

Central NSW

  • Abercrombie River National Park
  • Belford National Park
  • Cataract National Park
  • Cocoparra National Park
  • Conimbla National Park
  • Coolah Tops National Park
  • Garrawilla National Park
  • Goobang National Park
  • Goulburn River National Park
  • Kalyarr National Park
  • Mount Kaputar National Park
  • Nangar National Park
  • Oolambeyan National Park
  • Timbarra National Park
  • Turon National Park
  • Warrumbungle National Park
  • Weddin Mountains National Park

Hunter & Mid North Coast

  • Bago Bluff National Park
  • Barakee National Park
  • Barrington Tops National Park
  • Bellinger River National Park
  • Ben Halls Gap National Park
  • Bindarri National Park
  • Biriwal Bulga National Park
  • Bongil Bongil National Park
  • Booti Booti National Park
  • Cascade National Park
  • Coorabakh National Park
  • Crowdy Bay National Park
  • Dooragan National Park
  • Dorrigo National Park
  • Dunggir National Park
  • Ghin-Doo-Ee National Park
  • Hat Head National Park
  • Junuy Juluum National Park
  • Kumbatine National Park
  • Maria National Park
  • Middle Brother National Park
  • Mount Royal National Park
  • Myall Lakes National Park
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Saltwater National Park
  • Sea Acres National Park
  • Tapin Tops National Park
  • Tomaree National Park
  • Towarri National Park
  • Ulidarra National Park
  • Wallarah National Park
  • Wallingat National Park
  • Watagans National Park
  • Willi Willi National Park
  • Woko National Park
  • Yarriabini National Park

Northern Tablelands

  • Bald Rock National Park
  • Barool National Park
  • Basket Swamp National Park
  • Boonoo Boonoo National Park
  • Butterleaf National Park
  • Capoompeta National Park
  • Carrai National Park
  • Cataract National Park
  • Cathedral Rock National Park
  • Chaelundi National Park
  • Cottan-Bimbang National Park
  • Cunnawarra National Park
  • Gibraltar Range National Park
  • Guy Fawkes River National Park
  • Indwarra National Park
  • Kings Plains National Park
  • Kwiambal National Park
  • Mummel Gulf National Park
  • New England National Park
  • Nowendoc National Park
  • Nymboida National Park
  • Oxley Wild Rivers National Park
  • Single National Park
  • Timbarra National Park
  • Warra National Park
  • Warrabah National Park
  • Washpool National Park
  • Werrikimbe National Park

Northern Rivers

  • Arakwal National Park
  • Border Ranges National Park
  • Broadwater National Park
  • Bundjalung National Park
  • Bungawalbin National Park
  • Fortis Creek National Park
  • Goonengerry National Park
  • Koreelah National Park
  • Mallanganee National Park
  • Maryland National Park
  • Mebbin National Park
  • Mooball National Park
  • Mount Clunie National Park
  • Mount Jerusalem National Park
  • Mount Nothofagus National Park
  • Mount Pikapene National Park
  • Mount Warning National Park
  • Nightcap National Park
  • Ramornie National Park
  • Richmond Range National Park
  • Tooloom National Park
  • Toonumbar National Park
  • Wollumbin National Park
  • Yabbra National Park
  • Yuraygir National Park

Outback NSW

  • Culgoa National Park
  • Gundabooka National Park
  • Kinchega National Park
  • Mallee Cliffs National Park
  • Mungo National Park
  • Mutawintji National Park
  • Paroo-Darling National Park
  • Sturt National Park
  • Willandra National Park
  • Yanga National Park

South Coast & Highlands

  • Bangadilly National Park
  • Ben Boyd National Park
  • Benambra National Park
  • Biamanga National Park
  • Bimberamala National Park
  • Bournda National Park
  • Brindabella National Park
  • Budawang National Park
  • Budderoo National Park
  • Bugong National Park
  • Clyde River National Park
  • Conjola National Park
  • Deua National Park
  • Eurobodalla National Park
  • Gourock National Park
  • Gulaga National Park
  • Jerrawangala National Park
  • Jervis Bay National Park
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Kosciuszko National Park
  • Livingstone National Park
  • Mares Forest National Park
  • Macquarie Pass National Park
  • Meroo National Park
  • Mimosa Rocks National Park
  • Minjary National Park
  • Monga National Park
  • Morton National Park
  • Mount Imlay National Park
  • Murramarang National Park
  • Seven Mile Beach National Park
  • South East Forest National Park
  • Tallaganda National Park
  • Tarlo River National Park
  • Wadbilliga National Park
  • Woomargama National Park
  • Yanununbeyan National Park

Sydney & Surrounds

  • Blue Mountains National Park
  • Botany Bay National Park
  • Bouddi National Park
  • Brisbane Water National Park
  • Cattai National Park
  • Dharug National Park
  • Gardens of Stone National Park
  • Garigal National Park
  • Georges River National Park
  • Heathcote National Park
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
  • Lane Cove National Park
  • Marramarra National Park
  • Nattai National Park
  • Popran National Park
  • Royal National Park
  • Scheyville National Park
  • Sydney Harbour National Park
  • Thirlmere Lakes National Park
  • Werakata National Park
  • Wollemi National Park
  • Wyrrabalong National Park
  • Yengo National Park

Nature Reserves

See also: Nature reserve (Australia)

Nature Reserves are managed by the National Parks and Wildlife Service, an agency of the Department of Environment and Climate Change of New South Wales.

Central NSW

  • Arakoola Nature Reserve
  • Avisford Nature Reserve
  • Barton Nature Reserve
  • Binnaway Nature Reserve
  • Boomi Nature Reserve
  • Boomi West Nature Reserve
  • Boronga Nature Reserve
  • Brigalow Park Nature Reserve
  • Budelah Nature Reserve
  • Careunga Nature Reserve
  • Coolbaggie Nature Reserve
  • Copperhannia Nature Reserve
  • Dapper Nature Reserve
  • Donnybrook Nature Reserve
  • Dural Nature Reserve
  • Eugowra Nature Reserve
  • Freemantle Nature Reserve
  • Gamilaroi Nature Reserve
  • Girralang Nature Reserve
  • Kemps Creek Nature Reserve
  • Kirramingly Nature Reserve
  • Koorawatha Nature Reserve
  • Kuma Nature Reserve
  • Macquarie Marshes Nature Reserve
  • Midkin Nature Reserve
  • Munghorn Gap Nature Reserve
  • Narran Lake Nature Reserve
  • Pilliga Nature Reserve
  • Planchonella Nature Reserve
  • The Rock Nature Reserve
  • Tollingo Nature Reserve
  • Turallo Nature Reserve
  • Wambool Nature Reserve
  • Weetalibah Nature Reserve
  • Winburndale Nature Reserve
  • Woggoon Nature Reserve
  • Wongarbon Nature Reserve
  • Yaegl Nature Reserve
  • Yarringully Nature Reserve

Hunter & Mid North Coast

  • Awabakal Nature Reserve
  • Baalijin Nature Reserve
  • Back River Nature Reserve
  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve
  • Bandicoot Island Nature Reserve
  • Bird Island Nature Reserve
  • Bollanolla Nature Reserve
  • Boonanghi Nature Reserve
  • Boondelbah Nature Reserve
  • Boorganna Nature Reserve
  • Bowraville Nature Reserve
  • Bretti Nature Reserve
  • Brimbin Nature Reserve
  • Bugan Nature Reserve
  • Burning Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Bushy Island Nature Reserve
  • Camels Hump Nature Reserve
  • Camerons Gorge Nature Reserve
  • Cedar Brush Nature Reserve
  • Coocumbac Island Nature Reserve
  • Coolongolook Nature Reserve
  • Cooperabung Creek Nature Reserve
  • Coramba Nature Reserve
  • Corrie Island Nature Reserve
  • Coxcomb Nature Reserve
  • Darawank Nature Reserve
  • Fifes Knob Nature Reserve
  • Fishermans Bend Nature Reserve
  • Gads Sugarloaf Nature Reserve
  • Ganay Nature Reserve
  • Garby Nature Reserve
  • Goonook Nature Reserve
  • Hexham Swamp Nature Reserve
  • Jaaningga Nature Reserve
  • Jagun Nature Reserve
  • Jasper Nature Reserve
  • John Gould Nature Reserve
  • Juugawaarri Nature Reserve
  • Karuah Nature Reserve
  • Kattang Nature Reserve
  • Khappinghat Nature Reserve
  • Khatambuhl Nature Reserve
  • Killabakh Nature Reserve
  • Killarney Nature Reserve
  • Kooragang Nature Reserve
  • Koorebang Nature Reserve
  • Kororo Nature Reserve
  • Lake Innes Nature Reserve
  • Limeburners Creek Nature Reserve
  • Little Broughton Island Nature Reserve
  • Macquarie Nature Reserve
  • Mernot Nature Reserve
  • Mills Island Nature Reserve
  • Moffats Swamp Nature Reserve
  • Monkerai Nature Reserve
  • Monkeycot Nature Reserve
  • Moon Island Nature Reserve
  • Moonee Beach Nature Reserve
  • Mount Seaview Nature Reserve
  • Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve
  • Ngambaa Nature Reserve
  • North Rock Nature Reserve
  • One Tree Island Nature Reserve
  • Pambalong Nature Reserve
  • Pee Dee Nature Reserve
  • Pulbah Island Nature Reserve
  • Queens Lake Nature Reserve
  • Rawdon Creek Nature Reserve
  • Regatta Island Nature Reserve
  • Running Creek Nature Reserve
  • Seaham Swamp Nature Reserve
  • Seal Rocks Nature Reserve
  • Skillion Nature Reserve
  • Snapper Island Nature Reserve
  • Stormpetrel Nature Reserve
  • Talawahl Nature Reserve
  • The Castles Nature Reserve
  • The Glen Nature Reserve
  • Tilligerry Nature Reserve
  • Tingira Heights Nature Reserve
  • Tomalla Nature Reserve
  • Towibakh Nature Reserve
  • Valla Nature Reserve
  • Wallabadah Nature Reserve
  • Wallamba Nature Reserve
  • Wallaroo Nature Reserve
  • Wallis Island Nature Reserve
  • Weelah Nature Reserve
  • Willi Willi Caves Nature Reserve
  • Wingen Maid Nature Reserve
  • Wingham Brush Nature Reserve
  • Worimi Nature Reserve
  • Yahoo Island Nature Reserve
  • Yarravel Nature Reserve
  • Yessabah Nature Reserve

New England Tablelands

  • Aberbaldie Nature Reserve
  • Bluff River Nature Reserve
  • Bolivia Hill Nature Reserve
  • Booroolong Nature Reserve
  • Burnt-Down Scrub Nature Reserve
  • Deer Vale Nature Reserve
  • Demon Nature Reserve
  • Duval Nature Reserve
  • Georges Creek Nature Reserve
  • Gibraltar Nature Reserve
  • Guy Fawkes River Nature Reserve
  • Imbota Nature Reserve
  • Ironbark Nature Reserve
  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Linton Nature Reserve
  • Little Llangothlin Nature Reserve
  • Mann River Nature Reserve
  • Melville Range Nature Reserve
  • Mother Of Ducks Lagoon Nature Reserve
  • Mount Hyland Nature Reserve
  • Mount Mackenzie Nature Reserve
  • Mount Yarrowyck Nature Reserve
  • Muldiva Nature Reserve
  • Ngulin Nature Reserve
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • Severn River Nature Reserve
  • Stony Batter Creek Nature Reserve
  • The Basin Nature Reserve
  • Tuggolo Creek Nature Reserve
  • Watsons Creek Nature Reserve
  • Yina Nature Reserve

Northern Rivers

  • Andrew Johnston Big Scrub Nature Reserve
  • Ballina Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba Nature Reserve
  • Billinudgel Nature Reserve
  • Boatharbour Nature Reserve
  • Broken Head Nature Reserve
  • Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve
  • Bungabbee Nature Reserve
  • Bungawalbin Nature Reserve
  • Byrnes Scrub Nature Reserve
  • Captains Creek Nature Reserve
  • Chambigne Nature Reserve
  • Chapmans Peak Nature Reserve
  • Clarence Estuary Nature Reserve
  • Cook Island Nature Reserve
  • Couchy Creek Nature Reserve
  • Cudgen Nature Reserve
  • Cumbebin Swamp Nature Reserve
  • Davis Scrub Nature Reserve
  • Flaggy Creek Nature Reserve
  • Hattons Bluff Nature Reserve
  • Hayters Hill Nature Reserve
  • Hogarth Range Nature Reserve
  • Hortons Creek Nature Reserve
  • Iluka Nature Reserve
  • Inner Pocket Nature Reserve
  • Julian Rocks Nature Reserve
  • Koukandowie Nature Reserve
  • Limpinwood Nature Reserve
  • Little Pimlico Island Nature Reserve
  • Marshalls Creek Nature Reserve
  • Moore Park Nature Reserve
  • Mororo Creek Nature Reserve
  • Mount Neville Nature Reserve
  • Mount Nullum Nature Reserve
  • Muckleewee Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Munro Island Nature Reserve
  • North-West Solitary Island Nature Reserve
  • North Obelisk Nature Reserve
  • North Solitary Island Nature Reserve
  • Numinbah Nature Reserve
  • Richmond River Nature Reserve
  • Sherwood Nature Reserve
  • Snows Gully Nature Reserve
  • South West Solitary Island Nature Reserve
  • Split Solitary Island Nature Reserve
  • Stotts Island Nature Reserve
  • Susan Island Nature Reserve
  • Tabbimoble Swamp Nature Reserve
  • Tallawudjah Nature Reserve
  • Tuckean Nature Reserve
  • Tucki Tucki Nature Reserve
  • Tweed Estuary Nature Reserve
  • Tyagarah Nature Reserve
  • Ukerebagh Nature Reserve
  • Uralba Nature Reserve
  • Victoria Park Nature Reserve
  • Waragai Creek Nature Reserve
  • Wilson Nature Reserve
  • Woodford Island Nature Reserve
  • Wooyung Nature Reserve

Outback NSW

  • Big Bush Nature Reserve
  • Boginderra Hills Nature Reserve
  • Buddigower Nature Reserve
  • Cocopara Nature Reserve
  • Goonawarra Nature Reserve
  • Gubbata Nature Reserve
  • Ingalba Nature Reserve
  • Jerilderie Nature Reserve
  • Kajuligah Nature Reserve
  • Kemendok Nature Reserve
  • Lake Urana Nature Reserve
  • Langtree Nature Reserve
  • Ledknapper Nature Reserve
  • Loughnan Nature Reserve
  • Morrisons Lake Nature Reserve
  • Mutawintji Nature Reserve
  • Narrandera Nature Reserve
  • Nearie Lake Nature Reserve
  • Nocoleche Nature Reserve
  • Nombinnie Nature Reserve
  • Pucawan Nature Reserve
  • Pulletop Nature Reserve
  • Quanda Nature Reserve
  • Round Hill Nature Reserve
  • Tarawi Nature Reserve
  • Charcoal Tank Nature Reserve
  • Yanga Nature Reserve
  • Yathong Nature Reserve

South Coast & Highlands

  • Araluen Nature Reserve
  • Badja Swamps Nature Reserve
  • Bamarang Nature Reserve
  • Barren Grounds Nature Reserve
  • Barrengarry Nature Reserve
  • Bees Nest Nature Reserve
  • Bell Bird Creek Nature Reserve
  • Belowla Island Nature Reserve
  • Bermaguee Nature Reserve
  • Bimberi Nature Reserve
  • Binjura Nature Reserve
  • Black Andrew Nature Reserve
  • Black Ash Nature Reserve
  • Bobundara Nature Reserve
  • Bogandyera Nature Reserve
  • Bondi Gulf Nature Reserve
  • Bournda Nature Reserve
  • Broulee Island Nature Reserve
  • Brundee Swamp Nature Reserve
  • Brush Island Nature Reserve
  • Burnt School Nature Reserve
  • Burra Creek Nature Reserve
  • Burrinjuck Nature Reserve
  • Cambewarra Range Nature Reserve
  • Cecil Hoskins Nature Reserve
  • Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve
  • Comerong Island Nature Reserve
  • Coolumbooka Nature Reserve
  • Coornartha Nature Reserve
  • Courabyra Nature Reserve
  • Cullendulla Creek Nature Reserve
  • Cuumbeun Nature Reserve
  • Dananbilla Nature Reserve
  • Dangelong Nature Reserve
  • Devils Glen Nature Reserve
  • Downfall Nature Reserve
  • Eagles Claw Nature Reserve
  • Egan Peaks Nature Reserve
  • Ellerslie Nature Reserve
  • Five Islands Nature Reserve
  • Flagstaff Memorial Nature Reserve
  • Good Good Nature Reserve
  • Goorooyarroo Nature Reserve
  • Gungewalla Nature Reserve
  • Hattons Corner Nature Reserve
  • Illawong Nature Reserve
  • Illunie Nature Reserve
  • Ironmungy Nature Reserve
  • Jerralong Nature Reserve
  • Jingellic Nature Reserve
  • Joadja Nature Reserve
  • Kangaroo River Nature Reserve
  • Kybeyan Nature Reserve
  • Meringo Nature Reserve
  • Merriangaah Nature Reserve
  • Montague Island Nature Reserve
  • Mount Clifford Nature Reserve
  • Mount Dowling Nature Reserve
  • Mudjarn Nature Reserve
  • Mullengandra Nature Reserve
  • Mundoonen Nature Reserve
  • Myalla Nature Reserve
  • Nadgee Nature Reserve
  • Nadgigomar Nature Reserve
  • Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve
  • Nest Hill Nature Reserve
  • Ngadang Nature Reserve
  • Nimmo Nature Reserve
  • Numeralla Nature Reserve
  • Oak Creek Nature Reserve
  • Parma Creek Nature Reserve
  • Paupong Nature Reserve
  • Queanbeyan Nature Reserve
  • Quidong Nature Reserve
  • Razorback Nature Reserve
  • Robertson Nature Reserve
  • Rodway Nature Reserve
  • Saltwater Swamp Nature Reserve
  • Scabby Range Nature Reserve
  • Scott Nature Reserve
  • Stony Creek Nature Reserve
  • Strike-a-Light Nature Reserve
  • Tabletop Nature Reserve
  • Tapitallee Nature Reserve
  • Tinderry Nature Reserve
  • Tollgate Islands Nature Reserve
  • Triplarina Nature Reserve
  • Ulandra Nature Reserve
  • Undoo Nature Reserve
  • Wadjan Nature Reserve
  • Wanna Wanna Nature Reserve
  • Wee Jasper Nature Reserve
  • Wiesners Swamp Nature Reserve
  • Wogamia Nature Reserve
  • Wollondilly River Nature Reserve
  • Woollamia Nature Reserve
  • Worrigee Nature Reserve
  • Wullwye Nature Reserve
  • Yanununbeyan Nature Reserve
  • Yaouk Nature Reserve
  • Yatteyattah Nature Reserve

Sydney & Surrounds

  • Agnes Banks Nature Reserve
  • Berkeley Nature Reserve
  • Castlereagh Nature Reserve
  • Central Gardens Nature Reserve
  • Cockle Bay Nature Reserve
  • Dalrymple-Hay Nature Reserve
  • Dharawal Nature Reserve
  • Evans Crown Nature Reserve
  • Gulguer Nature Reserve
  • Lion Island Nature Reserve
  • Long Island Nature Reserve
  • Manobalai Nature Reserve
  • Mulgoa Nature Reserve
  • Muogamarra Nature Reserve
  • Newington Nature Reserve
  • Pelican Island Nature Reserve
  • Pitt Town Nature Reserve
  • Rileys Island Nature Reserve
  • Spectacle Island Nature Reserve
  • Towra Point Nature Reserve
  • Wallumatta Nature Reserve
  • Wamberal Lagoon Nature Reserve
  • Wambina Nature Reserve
  • Windsor Downs Nature Reserve

State Conservation Areas

State Conservation Areas, formerly referred to as State Recreation Areas, are managed by the Department of Environment and Climate Change.

Central NSW

  • Avondale State Conservation Area
  • Banyabba State Conservation Area
  • Berlang State Conservation Area
  • Bindarri State Conservation Area
  • Bundjalung State Conservation Area
  • Carrai State Conservation Area
  • Cascade State Conservation Area
  • Chaelundi State Conservation Area
  • Chatsworth Hill State Conservation Area
  • Coneac State Conservation Area
  • Corymbia State Conservation Area
  • Cottan-Bimbang State Conservation Area
  • Curracabundi State Conservation Area
  • Currys Gap State Conservation Area
  • Frogs Hole State Conservation Area
  • Gurranang State Conservation Area
  • Guy Fawkes River State Conservation Area
  • Jackywalbin State Conservation Area
  • Karuah State Conservation Area
  • Kooyong State Conservation Area
  • Kumbatine State Conservation Area
  • Kybeyan State Conservation Area
  • Laurence Road State Conservation Area
  • Livingstone State Conservation Area
  • Macanally State Conservation Area
  • Majors Creek State Conservation Area
  • Medowie State Conservation Area
  • Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area
  • Mullion Range State Conservation Area
  • Mummel Gulf State Conservation Area
  • Nymboi-Binderai State Conservation Area
  • Nymboida State Conservation Area
  • Oxley Wild Rivers State Conservation Area
  • Polblue State Conservation Area
  • Talawahl State Conservation Area
  • Tallaganda State Conservation Area
  • The Cells State Conservation Area
  • Toonumbar State Conservation Area
  • Washpool State Conservation Area
  • Wereboldera State Conservation Area
  • Wombat Creek State Conservation Area
  • Yarringully State Conservation Area
  • Yurammie State Conservation Area
  • Yuraygir State Conservation Area

Hunter & Mid North Coast

  • Arakoon State Conservation Area
  • Barrington Tops State Conservation Area
  • Black Bulga State Conservation Area
  • Copeland Tops State Conservation Area
  • Glenrock State Conservation Area
  • Gumbaynggirr State Conservation Area
  • Queens Lake State Conservation Area

New England Tablelands

  • Butterleaf State Conservation Area
  • Mount Hyland State Conservation Area
  • Torrington State Conservation Area

Northern Rivers

  • Cape Byron State Conservation Area
  • Whian Whian State Conservation Area
  • Wollumbin State Conservation Area

Outback NSW

  • Gundabooka State Conservation Area
  • Nombinnie State Conservation Area
  • Paroo-Darling State Conservation Area

South Coast & Highlands

  • Bargo State Conservation Area
  • Bargo River State Conservation Area
  • Barnunj State Conservation Area
  • Berlang State Conservation Area
  • Brindabella State Conservation Area
  • Bungonia State Conservation Area
  • Colymea State Conservation Area
  • Corramy State Conservation Area
  • Illawarra Escarpment State Conservation Area
  • Macquarie Pass State Conservation Area
  • Majors Creek State Conservation Area
  • Monga State Conservation Area
  • Morton State Conservation Area
  • Tumbalong State Conservation Area
  • Yanununbeyan State Conservation Area

Sydney & Surrounds

  • Bents Basin State Conservation Area
  • Burragorang State Conservation Area
  • Dharawal State Conservation Area
  • Garawarra State Conservation Area
  • Georges River State Conservation Area
  • Jilliby State Conservation Area
  • Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area
  • Munmorah State Conservation Area
  • Nattai State Conservation Area
  • Parr State Conservation Area
  • Yerranderie State Conservation Area

Regional Parks

Regional Parks are managed by the Department of Environment and Climate Change.

Hunter & Mid North Coast

  • Coffs Coast Regional Park

South Coast & Highlands

  • Bomaderry Creek Regional Park

Sydney & Surrounds

  • Berowra Valley Regional Park
  • Leacock Regional Park
  • Parramatta River Regional Park
  • Penrith Lakes Regional Park
  • Rouse Hill Regional Park
  • Western Sydney Parklands
  • William Howe Regional Park
  • Wolli Creek Regional Park
  • Yellomundee Regional Park

Aboriginal Areas

Aboriginal Areas are managed by local Aboriginal communities and the Department of Environment and Climate Change.

Hunter & Mid North Coast

  • Nambucca Aboriginal Area
  • Nunguu Mirral Aboriginal Area

New England Tablelands

  • Stonewoman Aboriginal Area

Northern Rivers

  • Lennox Head Aboriginal Area

Outback NSW

  • Pindera Downs Aboriginal Area

South Coast & Highlands

  • Murramarang Aboriginal Area

Sydney & Surrounds

  • Appletree Aboriginal Area
  • Finchley Aboriginal Area
  • Howe Aboriginal Area
  • Mooney Mooney Aboriginal Area
  • Mount Kuring-gai Aboriginal Area

Historic Sites

A number of Historic Sites are managed by the Department of Environment and Climate Change. Other historic sites in the state are managed by the Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales.

Central NSW

  • Hill End Historic Site
  • Innes Ruins Historic Site
  • Koonadan Historic Site
  • Maynggu Ganai Historic Site
  • Yuranighs Aboriginal Grave Historic Site

Hunter & Mid North Coast

  • Clybucca Historic Site

Northern Rivers

  • Tweed Heads Historic Site

Outback NSW

  • Mount Grenfell Historic Site
  • Mutawintji Historic Site

South Coast & Highlands

  • Davidson Whaling Station Historic Site
  • Throsby Park Historic Site

Sydney & Surrounds

State Parks

State Parks are managed by the Land and Property Management Authority.

  • Belmont State Park
  • Coffs Coast State Park
  • Burrinjuck Waters State Park
  • Copeton Waters State Park
  • Goolawah State Park
  • Grabine Lakeside State Park
  • Killalea State Park
  • Lake Burrendong State Park
  • Lake Glenbawn State Park
  • Lake Keepit State Park
  • Wyangala Waters State Park

Karst Conservation Reserves

Four Karst Conservation Reserves are managed by the Jenolan Caves Reserve Trust.

Aquatic protected areas

Marine Parks

Marine Parks are managed by the New South Wales Marine Parks Authority.

  • Cape Byron Marine Park
  • Jervis Bay Marine Park
  • Lord Howe Island Marine Park
  • Solitary Islands Marine Park

Aquatic reserves

Aquatic reserves are managed by the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries.

  • Cook Island Aquatic Reserve, Tweed Heads
  • Barrenjoey Head Aquatic Reserve, Hawkesbury River
  • Narrabeen Head Aquatic Reserve
  • Long Reef Aquatic Reserve
  • Cabbage Tree Bay Aquatic Reserve, Manly
  • North Harbour Aquatic Reserve, Sydney
  • Bronte-Coogee Aquatic Reserve
  • Cape Banks Aquatic Reserve, La Perouse
  • Boat Harbour Aquatic Reserve, Kurnell
  • Towra Point Aquatic Reserve, Botany Bay
  • Shiprock Aquatic Reserve, Port Hacking
  • Bushrangers Bay Aquatic Reserve, Shell Harbour

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