Eastern Australian temperate forests

WWF Abstract

West of Sydney, the magnificent Blue Mountains form a dissected sandstone plateau where waterfalls plunge down spectacular cliffs. Windswept heaths grow on cliff edges and rainforest vegetation thrives in deep gorges. But open forest, dominated by tall, hard-leaved peppermint eucalyptus trees, covers most of the area, and the forests teem with wildlife.
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Ecozone:Australasia
Biome:Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Countries:Australia
Area:54,911,997 acres (22,222,097 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Bald Rock National Park
Dunggir National Park
Girraween National Park
Kooragang Nature Reserve
Lamington National Park
Maria National Park
Sundown National Park
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER