Chesterton Range National Park

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Chesterton Range National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Chesterton Range National Park is located in Queensland
Chesterton Range National Park
Chesterton Range National Park
Nearest town or cityMorven
Coordinates26°09′15″S 147°19′27″E / 26.15417°S 147.32417°E / -26.15417; 147.32417Coordinates: 26°09′15″S 147°19′27″E / 26.15417°S 147.32417°E / -26.15417; 147.32417
Area309.8 km2 (119.6 sq mi)[1]
Managing authoritiesQueensland Parks and Wildlife Service
See alsoProtected areas of Queensland

Chesterton Range is a national park in South West Queensland, Australia, 585 km west of Brisbane. It is located north east of Morven in both the locality of Redford in the Maranoa Region and in Tyrconnel in the Shire of Murweh.[2] It lies in the water catchment areas of three waterways. These are the Warrego River, Wallam Creek and the Maranoa River. The park protects part of Brigalow Belt South bioregion. To the north and to the west of the park is Orkadilla State Forest.

The park features a small two-room homestead.[3] The pastoral holding was abandoned in 1937.[3] 13 rare or threatened species have been identified in the national park.[1] This includes a colony of the vulnerable yakka skink.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "Chesterton Range National Park". WetlandInfob. Department of Environment and Heritage Protection. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Chesterton Range National Park - national park (entry 39412)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  3. ^ a b c "Chesterton Range National Park - Mount Mobil Homestead". Archived from the original on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 9 May 2015.