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World Heritage area 2005 wetland system extents

Definition of World Heritage area

based on wetland mapping version 6.0 metadata

Display areas in
2005 wetland system extent by World Heritage area metadata
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World Heritage area Total area
Wetland area by system Total
wetland area
artificial and highly modified intertidal (saltmarsh, saltflats, mangroves) (natural) intertidal (saltmarsh, saltflats, mangroves) (slightly modified natural) lacustrine (natural) lacustrine (slightly modified natural) palustrine (natural) palustrine (slightly modified natural) riverine
Total 36,039,213 2,812 100,010 82 2,986 56 25,563 726 8,055 140,289
Australian Fossil Mammal Sites (Riversleigh) 10,022 313 313
Gondwana Rainforests of Australia 59,492 < 1 1 192 193
Great Barrier Reef 34,893,371 693 80,798 82 16 53 2,377 726 2,637 87,382
K'gari (Fraser Island) 181,838 4,057 2,821 13,189 1 20,067
Wet Tropics of Queensland 894,491 2,119 15,156 149 2 9,996 4,911 32,333

Note that these totals may be lower than the Queensland totals due to incomplete coverage of World Heritage areas.


Areas do not include marine or estuarine waters but do include estuarine wetland vegetation
(e.g. mangroves and tidal flats).

All statistics are approximate and generated based on data transformed to a customised Albers equal-area projection, thus allowing wetland extent change for different regions of Queensland to be comparable.

Areas may change over time as mapping approaches improve.

Totals may not match the sum of individually displayed figures due to the rounding of displayed figures.

This page should be cited as:

Department of Environment, Science and Innovation, Queensland (2022) World Heritage area 2005 wetland system extents, WetlandInfo website, accessed 1 February 2024. Available at:

Queensland Government
WetlandInfo   —   Department of Environment, Science and Innovation