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The park is home to a considerable diversity of animals and is particularly well known for its populations of Eastern Grey Kangaroos and prolific birdlife. Wallabies, koalas, wombats and echidnas are also seen. Common birds include kookaburras, rosellas, King Parrots, Gang-gang Cockatoos, Wedge-tailed Eagles and a variety of water birds. The park is also an important home for a number of significant species including large forest owls (Powerful and Barking Owls), bats and the endangered Spotted Tree-frog and Tuan or Brush-tailed Phascogale.
A notable feature of the park is its relatively large areas of herb-rich forest, dry grassy woodland and undisturbed old growth forest, not well reserved elsewhere in the area. These forests are dominated by a diversity of eucalypt species including stringybarks, peppermints, Red Box and Candlebark, and a host of understorey species such as Silver Wattle, Blackwood and burgan (melaleuca). Orchids and wildflowers are also prolific in season.