Girringun National Park

Girringun National Park
Queensland
IUCN category II ( national park)
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Girringun National Park is located in Queensland
Girringun National Park
Girringun National Park
Nearest town or city Ingham
Coordinates 18°05′00″S 145°35′36″E / 18°05′00″S 145°35′36″E / -18.08333; 145.59333
Established 1994
Area 1,538 km2 (593.8 sq mi)
Managing authorities Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
Website Girringun National Park
See also Protected areas of Queensland

Girringun National Park is a national park in Queensland, Australia, approximately 50 kilometres (31 mi) southwest of Ingham, 110 kilometres (68 mi) north of Townsville and 1,290 kilometres (800 mi) northwest of Brisbane. The park is one of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area series of national parks, and is a gazetted World Heritage site.

History

The park was originally named the Lumholtz National Park, after scientist Carl Sofus Lumholtz, when it was created in 1994. The Blencoe Falls Section was gazetted as part of Lumholtz National Park in 2000. The name was subsequently changed to Girringun in 2003. On National Parks Day 2010 (28 March) the Government of Queensland announced the addition of 2,810 hectares (6,900 acres) to the park. [1]