World Heritage Area maps

The variety of maps below are available for download and use with appropriate acknowledgement to the Wet Tropics Management Authority. They provide a range of information about the Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage Area.

Visiting the Wet Tropics with GOOGLE EARTH

Wet Tropics Management Authority


Wet Tropics Management Authority


What is a kmz file for?

The kmz files above will allow you to view the boundary and zoning of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area when you are browsing in Google Earth or another similar Earth browser.

kmz file stands for kml-zipped. It is the default format for kml because it is a compressed version of the file used to display geographic data in an Earth browser such as Google Earth, Google Maps, and Google Maps for mobile.

How to use a kmz/kml file in Google Earth

  • Download (save) the kmz file above, unzip the file, and then load the kml file into Google Earth (Click File > Open). In Google Earth, it will appear in the “Temporary Places” folder.

Other map resources of the area include:
Queensland Globe
Regional ecosystems

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