Avon Wilderness Park

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Avon Wilderness Park
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
Avon Wilderness Park is located in Victoria
Avon Wilderness Park
Avon Wilderness Park
Nearest town or city Licola
Coordinates 37°36′45″S 146°50′34″E / 37.61250°S 146.84278°E / -37.61250; 146.84278Coordinates: 37°36′45″S 146°50′34″E / 37.61250°S 146.84278°E / -37.61250; 146.84278
Established 27 November 1987 (1987-11-27)[1]
Area 395.58 km2 (152.7 sq mi)[1]
Managing authorities Parks Victoria
Website Avon Wilderness Park
See also Protected areas of Victoria

The Avon Wilderness Park is a pristine wilderness area in the southern part of the Victorian Alps, located in Australia.

Location and features[edit]

The reserve is contiguous with the southern border of the Alpine National Park and was declared in 1987. It protects 39,650 hectares (98,000 acres) of mountain ash and sub-alpine woodlands. Although there are no walking or vehicle tracks inside the park, hiking is possible with the use of topographic maps. The nearest point of access is via Licola. Along with Big Desert Wilderness Park and Wabba Wilderness Park, it is one of three such parks in Victoria, managed by Parks Victoria.

On 7 November 2008 the park was added to the Australian National Heritage List as one of eleven areas constituting the Australian Alps National Parks and Reserves.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Terrestrial Protected Areas in Victoria (2014)". Department of the Environment. 2014. Retrieved 29 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Australian Alps National Parks information". Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts. Retrieved 2010-06-10. 

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