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One thousand trees

Ranger Vanessa shares some tree planting trade secrets with young volunteers Volunteers help made Norfolk Island National Park’s latest tree planting effort a huge success. In total 150 native plants from the national park nursery have now found a new home at Palm Glen. That means over 1,000 trees have been planted throughout the park and botanic garden this year alone. The glen is one of the places where green parrots can regularly be seen and heard.

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Norfolk Island Flickr images!

Our Flickr site is showing off some shiny new images from Norfolk Island National Park and Botanic Gardens. Red-tailed tropicbird with chick | Parks Australia Norfolk Island Botanic Gardens | Parks Australia Jon, Parks Australia

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Norfolk junior rangers get thumbs up

Norfolk Island kids got a taste of what it is like to be a national park ranger during the past school holidays when they took part in the park’s inaugural Junior Ranger Program. Junior rangers on Norfolk Island | Parks Australia Five local kids planted trees in the botanic garden, tackled weeds and explored the park while helping out with a bird survey — the highlight of which was a close encounter with a friendly green parrot.

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Norfolk Island National Park turns 25!

Norfolk Island National Park celebrated its 25th anniversary today! The park and Botanic Garden were initially established in 1984. Today thousands of visitors enjoy exploring the park’s stunning scenery and rich diversity of bird life. From bushwalks beneath the planet’s tallest tree ferns to barbecues overlooking spectacular ocean cliffs, there is something here for everyone. Visit our website or our facebook page to keep up to date with what goes on in the park from week to week!

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Norfolk’s wonders

Most people think of Norfolk and think of the Bounty mutineers. But there is also plenty of living history to discover at Norfolk Island National Park. Like this little fella for example. Norfolk Island gecko | Parks Australia Meet Norfolk’s very own gecko – scientific name Christinus guentheri. Once found across the island, it was thought until recently that rats and cats had wiped geckoes out. But this vulnerable species appears to be thriving in the Phillip Island section of the national park.

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