Glen Alice area drops down from Mount Marsden to Glen Davis in the east. At this end of the valley is the beginning of the Wollemi National Park, the completely uninhabited area which extends north along the Great Dividing Range. At the north-east end, Nile Creek rises and flows down over wide sandy flats. This area is one of sheep and cattle. It is said to have been much favoured by many of our artists for its scenery and colours.
The recently acquired property of Port Macquarie in Glen Alice is now one of NSW’s newest national parks. The Capertee National Park is over 2800ha and contains high conservation values including endangered ecological communities, threatened plants, animals and birds.
The Capertee National Park contributes to a largely contiguous reserve system consisting of over one million hectares of the Great Dividing Range and provide habitat for plant and animal species found nowhere else in the world.
Photo by Dean Ingwersen