Kintore Caves Conservation Reserve

Kintore Caves Conservation Reserve is a protected area in the Northern Territory of Australia.

Kintore Caves Conservation Reserve
Northern Territory
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)[1]
Kintore Caves Conservation Reserve is located in Northern Territory
Kintore Caves Conservation Reserve
Kintore Caves Conservation Reserve
Coordinates14°24′53″S 132°09′49″E / 14.4147°S 132.1635°E / -14.4147; 132.1635Coordinates: 14°24′53″S 132°09′49″E / 14.4147°S 132.1635°E / -14.4147; 132.1635
Established1965[1]
Area423 hectares (1,045 acres)[1]
Managing authoritiesParks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory
See alsoProtected areas of the Northern Territory

It is located approximately 12 kilometres (7 mi) west of Katherine and 330 kilometres (205 mi) south east of Darwin.

The area is made up of karst limestone and has an extensive network of caves that contain rare fauna and evidence of a long history of human occupation. The conservation reserve shares a boundary to the north with the Northern Territory Rural College and to the south with private property zoned for rural use.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c "Terrestrial Protected Areas by Reserve Type in the Northern Territory (2012)". Department of Environment. 2012. Retrieved 12 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Kintore Caves Nature Park Management Plan" (PDF). Parks and Wildlife Commission. 2000. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 March 2015. Retrieved 12 April 2015.