Mount Bauple National Park

Coordinates: 25°48′49″S 152°34′24″E / 25.81361°S 152.57333°E / -25.81361; 152.57333
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Mount Bauple National Park
Mount Bauple National Park is located in Queensland
Mount Bauple National Park
Mount Bauple National Park
Coordinates25°48′49″S 152°34′24″E / 25.81361°S 152.57333°E / -25.81361; 152.57333
Area5 km2 (1.9 sq mi)
Managing authoritiesQueensland Parks and Wildlife Service
See alsoProtected areas of Queensland

Mount Bauple is a scientific national park in the Fraser Coast Region, Queensland, Australia, 190 km north of Brisbane.[1]

The park's main purpose is to protect the area's exceptional scientific values. Mount Bauple shares its name with the bauple or bopple nut, the local name for the nut from the commercial Queensland nut tree Macadamia integrifolia;[2] both the nut and mountain in turn come from Baphal, the Dreamtime caretaker from the Budjilla people indigenous to Fraser Island, Queensland.[3] While the bauple plant is cultivated extensively in Queensland and overseas, its natural distribution is extremely limited, and its status in the wild is listed as vulnerable. The commercial value of the species adds considerably to the importance of protecting the wild population.[2]


  1. ^ "Mount Bauple National Park (Scientific) – Nation park in the Fraser Coast Region (entry 51064)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 15 July 2022.
  2. ^ a b Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (2011). "Mount Bauple National Park (Scientific) - Management Plan" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 3 September 2013. Retrieved 30 October 2012.
  3. ^ "History of the macadamia". Australian Macadamias. Archived from the original on 5 September 2021. Retrieved 5 September 2021. Way back in THE FIRST TIME [The Dreamtime] when Yindingie our Messenger God was leaving the Mountain, the Budjilla people had to decide who was to look after our a man called Baphal said he would go...they called the Mountain, Baphal's Mountain. When our people seen the lizard they called him Baphal's lizard. When our people seen the nuts they call them Baphal's nuts.

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