Twelve Apostles Marine National Park

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Twelve Apostles Marine National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
The twelve apostles Victoria Australia 2010.jpg
The Twelve Apostles, located within the marine national park
Twelve Apostles Marine National Park is located in Victoria
Twelve Apostles Marine National Park
Twelve Apostles Marine National Park
State Victoria
Nearest town or city Port Campbell
Coordinates 38°40′S 143°06′E / 38.667°S 143.100°E / -38.667; 143.100Coordinates: 38°40′S 143°06′E / 38.667°S 143.100°E / -38.667; 143.100
Area 75 km2 (29.0 sq mi)[1]
Established 16 November 2002 (2002-11-16)[1]
Managing authorities Parks Victoria
Website Twelve Apostles Marine National Park

The Twelve Apostles Marine National Park is a protected marine national park located on the south-west coast of Victoria, Australia. The 7,500-hectare (19,000-acre) marine park is situated near Port Campbell and is named after the scenic The Twelve Apostles rock stacks, and contains the wreck of the clipper Loch Ard, wrecked on Mutton Bird Island in 1878. The marine park borders Port Campbell and Great Otway National Parks.[2][3][4]

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  1. ^ a b Twelve Apostles Marine National Park and The Arches Marine Sanctuary management plan (pbk). Parks Victoria (PDF) (Melbourne: Government of Victoria). July 2006. pp. 1, 5. ISBN 0-7311-8356-8. Retrieved 29 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Twelve Apostles Marine National Park". Parks Victoria. Government of Victoria. Retrieved 5 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Twelve Apostles Marine National Park and The Arches Marine Sanctuary". Parks Victoria (PDF). Government of Victoria. March 2004. Retrieved 24 February 2011. 
  4. ^ Plummer, A.; Morris, L.; Blake, S.; Ball, S. (September 2003). "Marine Natural Values Study: Victorian Marine National Parks and Sanctuaries". Parks Victoria Technical Series (PDF) (Number 1). Government of Victoria. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 

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