Turon National Park

Turon National Park
New South Wales
IUCN category II (national park)
Turon National Park
Nearest town or city Sofala
Coordinates 33°11′55″S 149°56′02″E / 33.19861°S 149.93389°E / -33.19861; 149.93389Coordinates: 33°11′55″S 149°56′02″E / 33.19861°S 149.93389°E / -33.19861; 149.93389
Established 2002
Managing authorities NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
See also Protected areas of
New South Wales

Turon National Park is located along a section of the Turon River in central New South Wales, Australia. Proposed as an area worth protecting in 1983, the park was not established until 2002. The park is 150 km north-west of Sydney, approximately 5 km west of Capertee, near Lithgow, New South Wales.

Turon National Park was one of the sites of the 1851 gold rush and remains from this era are still evident. Pasture land cleared in the past remain obvious. Sheoak grows along the river and a variety of gums cover the slopes. A large variety of native birds live within the park and red wallabies spend the day on the sandstone tops and descend at dusk to the valley. The Park is at a relatively high altitude (valley floor at around 750m above sea level, the tops at around 850m) due to the park's location within the Great Dividing Range. Sub-zero temperatures are common in the cooler months.

Access to the valley floor is difficult for 2WD vehicles and after heavy rainfall even 4WD access is doubtful.

Two campsites are identified on Wikimapia.

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