Wilderness zone

The Wilderness Zone comprises all those land areas in the Reserve not included in the Main Use Zone, Visitor Access Zone, Heritage Zone or Restricted Zone.

The Wilderness Zone provides for the management of human activities so as to maintain the relatively undisturbed stated and wilderness qualities of the majority of the terrestrial component of the Reserve.

Only activities that will not cause long-term impacts to the natural qualities of the Reserve will be permitted in the Wilderness Zone, with access primarily being allowed for scientific research, environmental monitoring and management activities, and only in accordance with the Australian IUCN reserve management principles for the IUCN category strict nature reserve.

Note: The term ‘wilderness’ is used here as a general descriptor and is not intended to refer to the IUCN category of wilderness area. At the time of preparing this Plan all areas of the Reserve are assigned to the highest IUCN category available under the EPBC Act - strict nature reserve.

Zone Boundaries

The Wilderness Zone comprises all those land areas in the Reserve not included in the Main Use Zone, Visitor Access Zone, Heritage Zone or Restricted Zone (view map).


Note: The term ‘wilderness’ is used here as a general descriptor and is not intended to refer to the IUCN category of wilderness area. At the time of preparing this Plan all areas of the Reserve are assigned to the highest IUCN category available under the EPBC Act - strict nature reserve.

This page was last modified on 28 February 2005.