|Parker (Tjeerrang bundit)|
|Name origin: In honour of Amelia Parker|
|Regions||South East Coastal Plain (IBRA), The Otways|
|Local government area||Colac Otway Shire|
|Part of||Corangamite catchment|
|Landmarks||Great Ocean Road, Great Ocean Walk, Cape Otway Lighthouse|
|- location||near Parker Spur|
|- elevation||291 m (955 ft)|
|- location||Cape Otway|
|- elevation||0 m (0 ft)|
|Length||13 km (8 mi)|
|National park||Great Otway National Park|
|Waterfall||Upper Parker Falls; Lower Parker Falls|
Location and features
The Parker River rises in the Otway Ranges in southwest Victoria, near Parkers Spur and flows generally south through the Great Otway National Park before reaching its river mouth and emptying into Bass Strait, east of Cape Otway and the Cape Otway Lighthouse, near Point Franklin. From its highest point, the river descends 291 metres (955 ft) over its 13-kilometre (8.1 mi) course.
The river was given its current name by surveyor George Smythe after Amelia Parker, to whom he was later married.
- "Parker River: 6162: Historical Information". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 12 August 2011. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
- "Parker River: 6162". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 2 May 1966. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
- Bird, Eric (12 October 2006). "Place Names on the Coast of Victoria" (PDF) (PDF). Australian National Placename Survey (ANPS). Retrieved 10 September 2010.
- "Map of Parker River, VIC". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
- "Great Otway National Park and Otway Forest Park: Great West Otways - Kennett River to Princetown Marreeyn Visitor Guide" (PDF). parknote. Parks Victoria. p. 2. Retrieved 31 March 2012.
- "Great Otway National Park". Parks Victoria. Government of Victoria. 2014.
- "Corangamite Catchment Management Authority". Government of Victoria. 2014.
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