Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Wet Tropics of Queensland, Australia

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_2762

This site, which is a strip of land stretching some 450 km along the Coral Sea in the Pacific Ocean off Queensland in northeastern Australia, covers a core protection area of 8,944 km2. Its tropical rainforests are home to a particularly extensive and varied array of plants, marsupials, singing birds, and other rare and endangered animals and plant species.

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