A 'lost city' sandstone formation in the proposed new park
Photo: Tony Griffiths
SOME of the most outstanding natural and scenic values of the
NT’s gulf country will be protected in the new Limmen
National Park, north of Borroloola. The 10,000 kilometre square
Limmen National Park will include the Roper, Hodgson, Towns,
Limmen, Cox and Nathan Rivers, St Vidgeons and part of the
Billengarrah pastoral leases.
The first stage of the park’s declaration will involve the
protection of the ‘lost city’ (pictured above), the
coast and the above rivers.
Currently, very little of the Gulf Fall and uplands and Gulf
coastal biogeographic regions are set aside for conservation. The
proposed area has important conseration values because it
represents a transition zone between the tropical north and the
more arid areas inland, with many unique species found in the
Once fully declared, the park will be able to link with the
Queensland Gulf park network, creating a corridor from Cairns to
Darwin. Limmen Park is named after the ship Abel Tasman used to
survey the Northern Territory coast in 1644.