New South Wales North Coast

New South Wales North Coast or NSW North Coast, an interim Australian bioregion, is located in New South Wales,[1][2] comprising 3,996,591 hectares (9,875,790 acres).[3]

New South Wales North Coast
New South Wales
View from Point Lookout.jpg
View east over the NSW North Coast towards the Tasman Sea overlooking the Bellinger River valley.
IBRA 6.1 NSW North Coast.png
The interim Australian bioregions,
with New South Wales North Coast in red.
Area39,966 km2 (15,431.0 sq mi)
Localities around New South Wales North Coast:
New England Tablelands South East Queensland Tasman Sea
Brigalow Belt South New South Wales North Coast Tasman Sea
South Eastern Highlands Sydney Basin Tasman Sea


In the IBRA system it has the code of (NNC), and it has nineteen sub-regions:

IBRA regions and subregions: IBRA7
IBRA subregion IBRA
ha acres
Washpool NNC01 59,377 146,720
Cataract NNC02 121,338 299,830
Dalmorton NNC03 316,458 781,980
Chaelundi NNC04 188,279 465,250
Yuraygir NNC05 45,815 113,210
Coffs Coast and Escarpment NNC06 308,115 761,370
Macleay Hastings NNC07 729,170 1,801,800
Carrai Plateau NNC08 20,100 50,000
Macleay Gorges NNC09 153,349 378,930
Upper Manning NNC10 83,181 205,540
Comboyne Plateau NNC11 123,315 304,720
Mummel Escarpment NNC12 400,916 990,690
Barrington NNC13 110,903 274,050
Tomalla NNC14 227,615 562,450
Ellerston NNC15 113,183 279,680
Upper Hunter NNC16 232,750 575,100
Karuah Manning NNC17 602,423 1,488,620
Rocky River Gorge NNC18 86,829 214,560
Guy Fawkes NNC19 73,477 181,570


  1. ^ Environment Australia. "Revision of the Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation for Australia (IBRA) and Development of Version 5.1 – Summary Report". Department of the Environment and Water Resources, Australian Government. Archived from the original on 5 September 2006. Retrieved 31 January 2007. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. ^ IBRA Version 6.1 data
  3. ^ "Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation for Australia (IBRA7) regions and codes". Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities. Commonwealth of Australia. 2012. Retrieved 13 January 2013.

Further readingEdit

  • Thackway, R and I D Cresswell (1995) An interim biogeographic regionalisation for Australia : a framework for setting priorities in the National Reserves System Cooperative Program Version 4.0 Canberra : Australian Nature Conservation Agency, Reserve Systems Unit, 1995. ISBN 0-642-21371-2

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