Casuarina Coastal Reserve

Casuarina Coastal Reserve
Northern Territory
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)[1]
Estuary mouth.jpg
Estuary Mouth
Casuarina Coastal Reserve is located in Northern Territory
Casuarina Coastal Reserve
Casuarina Coastal Reserve
Nearest town or cityDarwin
Coordinates12°19′54″S 130°53′44″E / 12.33167°S 130.89556°E / -12.33167; 130.89556Coordinates: 12°19′54″S 130°53′44″E / 12.33167°S 130.89556°E / -12.33167; 130.89556
Established1978[2]
Area1,361 hectares (3,363 acres)[2]
Visitation1,062,200 (in 2017)[3]
Managing authoritiesParks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory
WebsiteCasuarina Coastal Reserve
See alsoProtected areas of the Northern Territory

Casuarina Coastal Reserve is a protected area in the northern area of Darwin in the Northern Territory of Australia.

The reserve comprises approximately 1,361 hectares (3,363 acres) of habitats between Rapid Creek and Buffalo Creek.[4] The area includes 8 kilometres (5 mi) of sandy beaches backed by Casuarina trees and sandstone cliffs. The reserve includes areas of mangroves, paperbark forests and monsoon vine thickets.[5]

The Buffalo Creek boat ramp was built in the early 1970s and the reserve area was acquired by the Commonwealth of Australia in 1978. During the 1980s the boat ramp was upgraded and a carpark and toilets were constructed nearby. In 2001 facilities were upgraded and the second management plan was completed.[2]

Fauna found within the reserve include ospreys, sea eagles, cormorants, gulls and a variety of marine life including crocodiles. Mammals found in the area include the northern brushtail possum and the northern brown bandicoot which both thrive in the forests.[4]

See also

Protected areas of the Northern Territory

References

  1. ^ "Terrestrial Protected Areas by Reserve Type in Northern Territory (2016)". CAPAD 2016. Australian government. 2016. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Casuarina Coastal Reserve - Management Plan" (PDF). Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory. 1 August 2002. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 February 2015. Retrieved 27 March 2015.
  3. ^ "Park visitor data". Department of Tourism Sport and Culture. Northern Territory Government. Retrieved 20 April 2019. ...counters on entrances into the Reserve.
  4. ^ a b "Casuarina Coastal Reserve". Parks and Wildlife Commission. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 27 March 2015.
  5. ^ "Darwin City - Casuarina Coastal Reserve". Explore Australia's Outback. Retrieved 27 March 2015.

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