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Nature, culture and history
Goodedulla means 'eagle flying overhead' in the Darumbal language.
While there are no known historical or archaeological sites of importance, Queensland Forest Service once managed timber harvesting throughout the area. Widespread impacts associated with cattle grazing on the former Rookwood-Boomer lease are also evident.
Goodedulla National Park is the key conservation area for the Boomer Range province of the central Brigalow Belt. This province comprises mostly hilly to mountainous areas (to 480 m) formed on Permian volcanics and sediments and Devonian-Carboniferous sediments.
The park is home for koalas, squirrel and greater gliders, black-striped wallabies and dingoes.
Birdwatching is particularly good with more than 80 bird species having been recorded here.
Plant species of note include Eucalyptus raveretiana (black ironbox) and Livistonia sp., both along Melaleuca Creek and Guettardella putaminosa and Teucrium sp. both in the vine forest.
The rich microphyll vine forest communities have a number of plant species at their most northern limit of distribution. These include scrub ironbark, velvet cassia and Grevillea helmsiae.