West Macdonnell National Park
The Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Cultural Centre by recognised Australian architect Gregory Burgess located inside the park on the main road to Uluru provides an introduction to Tjukurpa law, knowledge, religion, philosophy , Anangu art, Anangu way of life traditional and current , history, languages, wildlife and joint management of the park. Etymology[ edit ] Its name is thought to be a corruption of the local Aboriginal people’s word kurangh, which means “long neck”; a reference to the shape of the lagoon system. Of the 27 mammal species found in the park, six are introduced: the house mouse ; camel; fox; cat; dog; and rabbit. During the s rainfall was good and vegetation flourished.
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Etymology[ edit ] Its name is thought to be a corruption of the local Aboriginal people’s word kurangh, which means “long neck”; a reference to the shape of the lagoon system. The name is also thought to be from the Aboriginal word Coorang, “sand dune”, a reference to the sand dunes that form the Younghusband Peninsula.
West Macdonnell National Park edit ] The western end of the Coorong lagoon is at the Murray Mouth near Hindmarsh Island and the Sir Richard Peninsulaand it extends about kilometres 81 mi southeast.
The Coorong has been cut off from Lake Alexandrina by the construction of the Goolwa Barrages weirs from Goolwa to Pelican Point during the late s. It attracts many migratory species. It provides refuge for these animals during some of Australia’s regular droughts. The square kilometres sq mi also supports coastal dune systems, lagoons and coastal vegetation. The freshwater West Macdonnell National Park the fauna animal of the area while the sea water is the habitat for much of the birdlife.
The popular ‘ Coorong Mullet ‘ and ‘school mulloway ‘ are the main species. The region was the setting of the popular film Storm Boy. The coastal lagoons are considered critically endangered due to the loss of freshwater flows, local extinction of characteristic submerged plants and subsequent loss of habitat diversity.
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The house mouse is a successful invader of disturbed environments and habitats that have lost native rodents. For safety reasons this walk is closed under certain circumstances including heat, darkness and during rescue. This fee is valid for 3 consecutive days and helps to maintain the park. Visitors will continue to have a unique cultural experience at the park and leave knowing that the park is managed according to cultural practices that date back tens of thousands of years.