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Mariala National Park is a national park in South West Queensland, Australia, 810 km west of Brisbane. Mariala lies within the Mulga Lands bioregion and the Shire of Quilpie local government area.[2] It is located with the water catchment areas of the Bulloo, Paroo and Warrego rivers.[2] Mariala covers 269.2 km2 (104 sq mi).[2]

Mariala National Park
Queensland
IUCN category II (national park)
Mariala National Park is located in Queensland
Mariala National Park
Mariala National Park
Nearest town or city Adavale
Coordinates 26°01′46″S 145°04′17″E / 26.02944°S 145.07139°E / -26.02944; 145.07139Coordinates: 26°01′46″S 145°04′17″E / 26.02944°S 145.07139°E / -26.02944; 145.07139
Established 1992[1]
Area 269.2 km2 (104 sq mi)[2]
Managing authorities Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
Website Mariala National Park
See also Protected areas of Queensland

The park was part of the Ambathala pastoral holding which operated from 1875 until the early 1980s.[1] In 1982, the area became a scientific reserve, making it the first protected area to preserve part of Queensland's extensive Mulga Lands. A decade later it was declared a national park.[1]

A total of six rare or threatened species have been identified in the national park.[2] These include Major Mitchell's cockatoo and the rare square-tailed kite.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d "Nature, culture and history". Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing. 9 October 2013. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Mariala National Park". WetlandInfo. Department of Environment and Heritage Protection. Retrieved 13 January 2015.