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Gondwana Rainforests of Australia
|Gondwana Rainforests of Australia *|
Box Log Falls, Lamington National Park, Queensland, Australia.
|Criteria||viii, ix, x|
|Inscription||1986 (10th Session)|
The Gondwana Rainforests of Australia formerly known as the 'Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves', are the most extensive area of subtropical rainforest in the world. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Gondwana Rainforests are so-called because the fossil record indicates that when Gondwana existed it was covered by rainforests containing the same kinds of species that are living today. The number of visitors to the reserve is about 2 million per year.
- "Gondwana Rainforests of Australia". Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts. http://www.environment.gov.au/heritage/places/world/gondwana/index.html. Retrieved 2008-08-31.
- UNESCO, "Gondwana Rainforests of Australia". Retrieved 2012-4-21. Archived 17 January 2010 at WebCite
- Reid, Greg (2004). Australia's National and Marine Parks: Queensland. South Yarra, Victoria: Macmillan Education Australia. p. 11. .