Gondwana Rainforests of Australia
Formerly known as the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves, the
Gondwana Rainforests are so-named as the fossil records show that
when Gondwana existed it was covered by the same kind of
rainforests, which as are the most extensive area of subtropical
rainforest in the world. Gondwana was a southern supercontinent
that existed approximately 550 million years ago, about 250 million
years before Pangaea.
The reserve includes 50 national parks which include Lamington National Park, Mount Chinghee National Park, Springbrook National Park, Mount Barney National Park and Main Range National Park, amongst many others that lie on the New South Wales side of Queensland. There are very few places on earth that contain so many plants and animals which remain fairly unchanged from their fossil records.