Terarra Creek campground

Nangar National Park was gazetted in 1983 & now protects an area of over 9,000 hectares with significant natural beauty & heritage. There are five main vegetation communities, White box woodland is found on the low sheltered slopes, Blakelyís Red Gum & White Cypress woodland in the sheltered gullies, Red Stringybark or Scribbly Gum woodland on the low, dryer slopes, Mugga Ironbark & Red Stringybark woodland on the sheltered slopes, while Tumbledown Gum woodland is found on the rocky exposed areas. Many beautiful flowering plants can be seen especially in spring.

Many species of birds are found in the Park including the beautiful Turquoise Parrot. Large mammals such as the Eastern Grey Kangaroo, Euros and a variety of wallaby are abundant in the Park.

It was once part of the Wiradjury peopleís territory, signs of their occupation are evident throughout the Park.

The first Europeans to travel through the area were the early explorers George Evans in 1815, John Oxley in 1818 & Thomas Mitchell in 1836.

By the 1860ís bushrangers were using the mountainous terrain of the Goimbla Range to hide out between raids on coaches and squatters. Two notable examples were the Gold Escort Robbery by Frank Gardinerís Gang in June 1862 and the Hall Gangís raid on Goimbla Station in November of the same year.

The Dripping Rock Homestead, outbuildings & a school were built in the 1930ís by the Cassey family. After the Homestead was built the original homestead was converted into a shearing shed.

eastern grey kangaroo with joey rufous whistler eastern robin
white-plumed honeyeater rufous whistler white-plumed honeyeater
white-naped honeyeater yellow-faced honeyeater rainbow bee-eater
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