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Australia's Greatest Places

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Wet Tropics of Queensland

This area is made up of tropical rainforests, which stretches along the north-east coast of Australia for some 450 km. This is rich in extensive and varied array of plants, as well as marsupials and singing birds, along with other rare and endangered animals and plant species. The rainforests which constitute about 80% of the property have more taxa with primitive characteristics than any other area on Earth. The area contains a unique record of a mixing of two continental floras and faunas. This mixing occurred following the collision of the Australian and Asian continental plates about 15 million years ago.

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