About the Plan
Norfolk Island National Park and Norfolk Island Botanic Garden protect over 650 hectares of the remote territory of Norfolk Island. Set in the south-west Pacific Ocean, the natural habitats and microclimates of the territory provide refuge between tropical and temperate oceanic island environments and are home to unique assemblages of flora and fauna.
The park and botanic garden provide habitat and breeding areas for endemic species, migratory birds and large colonies of breeding seabirds. It provides protection to remnant areas of subtropical rainforest that once covered much of the island.
Management of the park and botanic garden has a strong focus on the protection of existing native flora and fauna and habitat restoration through the control of invasive species, planting of native vegetation and implementation of erosion control measures.
The park and botanic garden provide educational, scientific, cultural and recreational opportunities for Norfolk Island residents and visitors and a valuable resource for the Norfolk Island tourism industry.
This management plan for Norfolk Island National Park and Norfolk Island Botanic Garden has been prepared under provisions of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) and meets all the statutory requirements for a management plan under that Act.
This management plan will provide a firm foundation for the management of the Norfolk Island National Park and Norfolk Island Botanic Garden for the next ten years.