French Island National Park
|French Island National Park
Former maritime beacon, French Island National Park, November 2017
|Nearest town or city||Melbourne|
|Established||28 June 1998|
|Area||111 km2 (42.9 sq mi)|
|Managing authorities||Parks Victoria|
|Website||French Island National Park|
|See also||Protected areas of Victoria|
The French Island National Park is a national park located in the Greater Melbourne region of Victoria, Australia. The 11,100-hectare (27,000-acre) national park is situated 61 kilometres (38 mi) southeast of Melbourne on French Island within Western Port and accessible only via water.
The adjacent 2,800-hectare (6,900-acre) French Island Marine National Park compliments the French Island National Park by protecting extensive sea grass beds, mangroves and mud flats that provide habitat for fish, waterbirds and invertebrates.
- "French Island National Park Management Plan" (PDF). Parks Victoria. October 1998. p. 12. ISBN 0-7311-3130-4. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
- "Collaborative Australian Protected Area Database CAPAD08". Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Populations and Communities. Commonwealth of Australia. 2008. Retrieved 29 January 2012.
- "French Island National Park Visitor Guide" (PDF). Parks Victoria (PDF). July 2014. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
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