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Mount Royal National Park

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Mount Royal National Park is a beautiful protected area located in New South Wales, Australia. The park is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area and covers an area of approximately 75 square kilometers. It was established in 1997 and is managed by the New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service. The park is named after Mount Royal, which is the highest peak in the park, standing at an impressive 1,238 meters above sea level.

The park is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, with several plant species and animal species found nowhere else on Earth. There are over 40 different types of eucalyptus trees in the park, including the rare Mount Royal peppermint, which is found only in the area. There are also a number of ferns, orchids, and other plant species found in the park's rainforests.

The park is also home to a wide range of animal species, including wallabies, kangaroos, possums, koalas, and a variety of bird species. The endangered brush-tailed rock-wallaby is found in the park, and efforts are underway to protect and conserve this species.

One of the main attractions of Mount Royal National Park is the scenic drive to the top of Mount Royal. The drive offers stunning views of the surrounding valleys and mountains, and there are several lookout points along the way where visitors can stop and take in the scenery. There are also several walking trails in the park, ranging from easy strolls to more challenging hikes. One of the most popular trails is the Pieries Peak walking track, which offers spectacular views of the surrounding landscape.

The park is also a popular destination for camping and picnicking. There are several camping areas in the park, including the popular Pieries Peak campground, which is situated in a picturesque location and offers excellent facilities for visitors. The campground is a great base for exploring the park's walking trails and other attractions.

 

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