Mount Etna Caves National Park

Coordinates: 23°09′37″S 150°28′31″E / 23.16028°S 150.47528°E / -23.16028; 150.47528
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Mount Etna Caves National Park
View from eastern summit.
Mount Etna Caves National Park is located in Queensland
Mount Etna Caves National Park
Mount Etna Caves National Park
Nearest town or cityThe Caves
Coordinates23°09′37″S 150°28′31″E / 23.16028°S 150.47528°E / -23.16028; 150.47528
Area4.78 km2 (1.8 sq mi)
Managing authoritiesQueensland Parks and Wildlife Service
WebsiteMount Etna Caves National Park
See alsoProtected areas of Queensland

Mount Etna Caves is a national park in The Caves, Shire of Livingstone, Queensland, Australia, 544 km northwest of Brisbane.

The park's caves are the roosting site for more than 80 percent of Australia's breeding population of little bent-wing bats. It is also one of the few places in Australia supporting a colony of the endangered Ghost Bat.[1]


The Fitzroy Caves National Park was gazetted in 1973 with a focus on the protection of the bats rather than the caves. In 1990 it was renamed Mount Etna Caves National Park. In 1999 the park was extended to provide more protection to the caves.[2]

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  1. ^ About Mount Etna Caves. Retrieved on 12 July 2013.
  2. ^ Berrill, Peter; Vavryn, Dianne. "An overview of the Mount Etna campaign" (PDF). p. 4. Archived (PDF) from the original on 19 March 2021. Retrieved 19 March 2021.