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World Heritage area pre-clear wetland system extents

Definition of World Heritage area

based on wetland mapping version 6.0 metadata

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Pre-clear wetland system extent by World Heritage area metadata
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World Heritage area Total area
Wetland area by system Total
wetland area
intertidal (saltmarsh, saltflats, mangroves) (natural) lacustrine (natural) palustrine (natural) riverine
Total 36,039,213 99,936 2,986 26,128 9,110 138,159
Australian Fossil Mammal Sites (Riversleigh) 10,022 313 313
Gondwana Rainforests of Australia 59,492 2 198 200
Great Barrier Reef 34,893,371 80,749 16 2,716 3,627 87,108
K'gari (Fraser Island) 181,838 4,047 2,821 13,298 1 20,167
Wet Tropics of Queensland 894,491 15,140 149 10,111 4,970 30,371

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 pre-clear wetland system extents, WetlandInfo website, accessed 1 February 2024. Available at:

Queensland Government
WetlandInfo   —   Department of Environment, Science and Innovation