Kattang Nature Reserve
|Kattang Nature Reserve|
New South Wales
Perpendicular Point, Kattang Nature Reserve
|Nearest town or city||Laurieton|
|Area||0.58 km2 (0.2 sq mi)|
|Managing authorities||NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service|
|Website||Kattang Nature Reserve|
|See also||Protected areas of|
New South Wales
The Kattang Nature Reserve is a protected nature reserve that is located in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, on the eastern coast of Australia. The 68-hectare (170-acre) reserve is situated 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) from Laurieton, 47 kilometres (29 mi) south of Port Macquarie and 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) east of the Pacific Highway, near Kew.
The reserve has a variety of different vegetation communities, such as exposed headlands, dry eucalyptus woodland, wet and dry heathland. Two small littoral rainforest patches remain, they are floristically similar to those at Sea Acres National Park not far to the north. There is speculation that the extremely rare Scented Acronychia grows at Kattang. Perpendicular Point has cliffs that descend 40 metres (130 ft) suddenly to the sea below. Bushwalking is popular, particularly in late winter and early spring when the abundant wildflowers are in season.
- "Kattang Nature Reserve: Park management". Office of Environment and Heritage. Government of New South Wales. Retrieved 27 September 2014.
- "Kattang Nature Reserve: How to get there". Office of Environment and Heritage. Government of New South Wales. Retrieved 15 September 2012.
- Floyd, A. G. (1990). Australian Rainforests in New South Wales. 2. p. 56. ISBN 0-949324-32-9.
- "Kattang Nature Reserve Fire Management Plan" (PDF). NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (PDF). Government of New South Wales. Retrieved 15 September 2012.