Mount Kaye

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Mount Kaye
Mount Kaye is located in Victoria
Mount Kaye
Mount Kaye
Victoria, Australia
Elevation 998 metres (3,274 ft) (approx) AHD[1]
Location
Coordinates 37°23′40″S 149°14′50″E / 37.39444°S 149.24722°E / -37.39444; 149.24722Coordinates: 37°23′40″S 149°14′50″E / 37.39444°S 149.24722°E / -37.39444; 149.24722

Mount Kaye is a mountain in the Coopracambra National Park, north of the township of Cann River in East Gippsland in Victoria, Australia.[2][3]

Geology[edit]

The Mount Kaye Range is an outcrop of black and white Noorinbee Granodiorite, exposed on slopes and peaks. Small streams draining the range descend 300 metres (980 ft) in a series of falls and cascades to the Cann River at the base.[4]

Flora[edit]

The area between Mount Kaye and Mount Denmarsh, together with the nearby Back Creek catchment, has high biological significance, containing a large number of rare plants including Long-leaf Bitter pea (Daviesia wyattiana), Tasmanian Waxflower (Philotheca virgata), Genoa Grevillea (Grevillea parvula), Finger Hakea (Hakea dactyloides), Rusty Velvet-bush (Lasiopetalum ferrugineum), New South Wales Pomaderris (Pomaderris ledifolia) and Monkey Mint-bush (Prostanthera walteri).[5][6] The furthest extent of distribution for many sub-alpine species from Tasmania as well as eastern New South Wales species is reached at the Mount Kaye area.[5] An area of 8,100 hectares (20,000 acres) around Mount Kaye is designated as a Remote and Natural Area under the National Parks Act (VIC).[2][7]

Access[edit]

The nearest sealed road to the mountain is the Monaro Highway which runs along the Cann River valley 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) to the west.[1] There are four-wheel drive tracks near Mount Kaye, however these are overgrown with difficult stream crossings and are suitable for emergency access only.[2] Walking to the peak requires navigational skills and is physically demanding.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mount Kaye". Bonzle Digital Atlas. Retrieved 23 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Coopracambra National Park Management Plan". Parks Victoria. August 1998. Retrieved 23 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Place Name Search: Mount Kaye". Geoscience Australia. Retrieved 23 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "8723-6 Mount Kaye Range". Victorian Resources Online - East Gippsland. Department of Primary Industries. Retrieved 23 March 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "East Gippsland Area Review". Land Conservation Council. Retrieved 23 March 2013. 
  6. ^ "Grevillea parvula". Flora of Australia Online. Department of the Environment and Heritage, Australian Government. 
  7. ^ "Mount Kaye Remote and Natural Area". protectedplanet.net. Retrieved 23 March 2013. 
  8. ^ "Coopracambra National Park Visitor Guide". Parks Victoria. Retrieved 23 March 2013.