Gondwana Rainforests of Australia 25th anniversary

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia with NSW National Parks

The Gondwana Rainforests of Australia include the most extensive areas of subtropical rainforest in the world, extending from south-east of Queensland to almost Newcastle.

These Australian rainforests are World Heritage-listed, thriving with plants and wildlife, and are an outstanding example of the major stages of Earth’s evolution. Ancient volcanoes formed the mountains we know today at Barrington Tops, Wollumbin (Mt Warning) and Ebor Falls.  These Gondwana Rainforests are home to plants dating back 300 400 million years.

More than 270 threatened plant and animal species can be found in the Gondwana Rainforests. Many plants and animals located in these rainforests are entirely unique to the area.

Join our celebrations throughout 2019, including events and guided tours. 


Visit a park within the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia 

For starters, you can visit Barrington Tops National Park and the neighbouring Mount Royal National Park.

Enjoy walks, waterfalls and scenic drives through landscapes millions of years in the making. Camp overnight or book rainforest accommodation to make the most of your stay.

Discover the unique plants and animals, and ancient landscapes that make this place a UNESCO World Heritage Area.

(Image credit: OEH/Robert Mulally)