Australian Marine Parks

There are eight Australian Marine Parks off the coast of New South Wales.

Waters off internationally-renowned tourism destinations Norfolk Island and Lord Howe Island are part of the Temperate East.

These marine parks cover 383,339 square kilometres, and are rich with coral, crustaceans, echinoderms, molluscs and sea sponges.

They support the vulnerable black cod, marine turtle and bony fish, as well as being important breeding grounds for seabirds.

Here you’ll find important offshore reef habitat around Elizabeth and Middleton reefs, Norfolk Island and Lord Howe Island.

Migratory humpback whales make their way through the region annually on their way to breeding grounds in Queensland.

Marine parks in the Temperate East Network

  • Gifford Marine Park
  • Solitary Islands Marine Park
  • Norfolk Marine Park
  • Cod Grounds Marine Park
  • Lord Howe Marine Park
  • Hunter Marine Park
  • Central Eastern Marine Park
  • Jervis Marine Park.

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