Wet Tropics of Queensland

Wet Tropics Of Queensland

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The Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage Site consists of approximately 8,940 kmĀ² of Australian wet tropical forests growing along the north-east Queensland portion of the Great Dividing Range, stretching from Townsville to Cooktown, running in close parallel to the Great Barrier Reef (another world heritage site).

The Wet Tropics of Queensland were also added to the Australian National Heritage List in May 2007. The rainforests have the highest concentration of primitive flowering plant families in the world.


Among the National Parks included within the Wet Tropics are: and over 700 protected areas including privately-owned land.


The World Heritage Area includes Australia's highest waterfall, Wallaman Falls.

The site contains many unique features such as over 390 rare plant species, which includes 74 species that are threatened. 370 species of bird have been recorded in the area.<ref...
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