Dandenong Ranges National Park

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Dandenong Ranges National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Dandenong Ranges National Park.jpg
Ferntree Gully Forest on the Kokoda Track Memorial Walk
Dandenong Ranges National Park is located in Victoria
Dandenong Ranges National Park
Dandenong Ranges National Park
StateVictoria
Nearest town or city
Coordinates37°48′37″S 145°23′8″E / 37.81028°S 145.38556°E / -37.81028; 145.38556Coordinates: 37°48′37″S 145°23′8″E / 37.81028°S 145.38556°E / -37.81028; 145.38556
Area35.4 km2 (13.7 sq mi)[1]
Established13 December 1987 (1987-12-13)[2]
Visitationover 1,000,000 (in 2010[2])
Managing authoritiesParks Victoria
WebsiteDandenong Ranges National Park
See alsoProtected areas of Victoria
 
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For other uses of the name Dandenong, see Dandenong (disambiguation).
Dandenong Ranges National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Dandenong Ranges National Park.jpg
Ferntree Gully Forest on the Kokoda Track Memorial Walk
Dandenong Ranges National Park is located in Victoria
Dandenong Ranges National Park
Dandenong Ranges National Park
StateVictoria
Nearest town or city
Coordinates37°48′37″S 145°23′8″E / 37.81028°S 145.38556°E / -37.81028; 145.38556Coordinates: 37°48′37″S 145°23′8″E / 37.81028°S 145.38556°E / -37.81028; 145.38556
Area35.4 km2 (13.7 sq mi)[1]
Established13 December 1987 (1987-12-13)[2]
Visitationover 1,000,000 (in 2010[2])
Managing authoritiesParks Victoria
WebsiteDandenong Ranges National Park
See alsoProtected areas of Victoria

The Dandenong Ranges National Park is a national park located in the Greater Melbourne region of Victoria, Australia. The 35,400-hectare (87,000-acre) national park is situated approximately 38 kilometres (24 mi) east of the Melbourne city centre.

The park was proclaimed on 13 December 1987 (1987-12-13), amalgamating the Ferntree Gully National Park, Sherbrooke Forest and Doongalla Estate. In 1997 the Olinda State Forest, Mt. Evelyn and Montrose Reserve were formally added to the national park.[2]

Features[edit]

Dandenong Ranges National Park is divided into five sections:

Feral pests[edit]

Because the park is located in an urban area, the park has a long history of major problems with feral and roaming animals. A cat-curfew was introduced in the entire Dandenong Ranges area some years ago, and since then the numbers and variety of lyrebirds and other native species have climbed dramatically.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dandenong Ranges Gardens Strategic Management Plan". Parks Victoria (PDF). 2014. p. 11. ISBN 97-807-311-8389-0. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Dandenong Ranges Gardens Visitor Guide". Parks Victoria (PDF). May 2010. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 

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