Eubenangee Swamp National Park

Coordinates: 17°25′24″S 145°57′25″E / 17.42333°S 145.95694°E / -17.42333; 145.95694
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Eubenangee Swamp National Park
Eubenangee Swamp, 2001
Eubenangee Swamp National Park is located in Queensland
Eubenangee Swamp National Park
Eubenangee Swamp National Park
Nearest town or cityInnisfail
Coordinates17°25′24″S 145°57′25″E / 17.42333°S 145.95694°E / -17.42333; 145.95694
Area17.2 km2 (6.6 sq mi)
Managing authoritiesQueensland Parks and Wildlife Service
WebsiteEubenangee Swamp National Park
See alsoProtected areas of Queensland

Eubenangee Swamp is a national park in Eubenangee in the Cairns Region, Queensland, Australia, 1332 km northwest of Brisbane. It is part of the Coastal Wet Tropics Important Bird Area, identified as such by BirdLife International because of its importance for the conservation of lowland tropical rainforest birds.[1] It plays home to over 190 species of birds.[2]

The national park is found within the water catchment areas of the North Johnstone and Russell Rivers and is part of the Wet Tropics of Queensland bioregion.[3]

The average elevation of terrain is 24 meters.[4] This national park is characterized by high annual rainfall, and this is most pronounced from December to April.[5]


Eubenangee Swamp National Park represents an intricate mosaic of diverse and regionally rare vegetation types. Melaleuca woodlands and forests (Type 56a, 56d) dominate the majority of the western and eastern margins of the park whilst the central band, which spans its northern to southern boundaries, contains a variety of mesophyll vine forest communities (Types 2a, 2c) as well as feather palm dominated seasonal swamp forests (Type 4b).

Sedgelands (Types 69c, 69e) are located in semi-permanent swamp areas in a number of zones running adjacent to the northern to eastern boundary limits. Grasslands (Types 68a, 68b, 68c), including critically endangered Hemarthria uncinata dominated communities, are interspersed in pockets throughout this area growing upon seasonally inundated alluvial soils.[6][7][8][9]

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  1. ^ BirdLife International. (2011). Important Bird Areas factsheet: Coastal Wet Tropics. Downloaded from "BirdLife International - conserving the world's birds". Archived from the original on 30 June 2007. Retrieved 18 November 2012. on 2011-12-16.
  2. ^ "Eubenangee Wetlands". Wooroonoroan Safaris. 13 November 2019. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Eubenangee Swamp National Park". WetlandInfo. Department of Environment and Heritage Protection. Retrieved 30 March 2016.
  4. ^ "Eubenangee Swamp National Park topographic map, elevation, relief". Retrieved 4 April 2022.
  5. ^ "Visiting safely | Eubenangee Swamp National Park". Parks and forests | Department of Environment and Science, Queensland. 5 February 2010. Retrieved 5 April 2022.
  6. ^ Tracey, J. G. (John Geoffrey) (1982), The Vegetation of the Humid Tropical Region of North Queensland, pp. 13–70
  7. ^ Webb, L. J. (Leonard James); Royal Society of Queensland (1966), The identification and conservation of habitat-types in the wet tropical lowlands of north Queensland, University of Queensland Press for the Royal Society of Queensland
  8. ^ Tracey, J. G. (John Geoffrey); Webb, L. J. (Leonard James) (1975), Vegetation of the Humid Tropical Region of North Queensland
  9. ^ Stanton, J.P. (James Peter); Stanton, D.J. (David James) (2005), Vegetation of the Wet Tropics of Queensland bioregion