Wet Tropics Region

map of the wet tropics australiaThe Wet Tropics Natural Resource Management (NRM) region covers a land area of 21,722 km2 and includes 91 per cent of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area (WTWHA). It is part of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area and Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

The region supports a residential population of 240,184 people (Australia Bureau of Statistics) and land use in the region consists primarily of nature conservation and agriculture, as well as marine and land-based tourism, commercial and recreational fisheries, and aquaculture.

The Wet TropicsĀ Report CardĀ covers the region from Bloomfield in the north to the Herbert River in the south, and incorporates the Atherton Tablelands.

The area encompasses nine river catchments - Daintree, Mossman, Barron, Russell, Mulgrave, Johnstone, Tully, Murray and the Herbert.