Paroo River Wetlands

Paroo Mound Spring
Paroo Mound Spring
Aerial view of Peery Lake from north to south down western side
King Charlie Waterhole, Nocoleche Nature Reserve
Aerial view of Peery Lake
Peery Lake shoreline

Paroo River Wetlands

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  • Area: 
    138,304 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    30°19'S 143°50'E
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The last remaining free-flowing river in the Murray-Darling Basin, with wetland types including large overflow lakes, tree-lined creeks and waterholes, lignum and canegrass swamps, and artesian mound spring. The Site is one of the most important wetland systems for waterbirds in eastern Australia and supports a number of threatened plant and animal species as well as significant native fish communities. The area is highly significant for local Aboriginal people for its archaeological, traditional and contemporary social values.

Administrative region: 
Central Darling (Western Division), NSW

  • National legal designation: 
    • National Park
    • State Protected Area (NSW)” - Nocoleche Nature Reserve
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