Heathcote-Graytown National Park

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Heathcote-Graytown National Park
Victoria
IUCN category II (national park)
Heathcote-Graytown National Park is located in Victoria
Heathcote-Graytown National Park
Heathcote-Graytown National Park
Nearest town or city Heathcote
Coordinates 36°47′46.8″S 144°51′58.8″E / 36.796333°S 144.866333°E / -36.796333; 144.866333Coordinates: 36°47′46.8″S 144°51′58.8″E / 36.796333°S 144.866333°E / -36.796333; 144.866333
Established 30 October 2002 (2002-10-30)[1]
Area 128.33 km2 (49.5 sq mi)[2]
Managing authorities Parks Victoria
Website Heathcote-Graytown National Park
See also Protected areas of Victoria

The Heathcote-Graytown National Park is a national park located in the North Central region of Victoria, Australia. The 12,833-hectare (31,710-acre) national park, which includes sections of the Great Dividing Range, adjoins a number of state forests, including the McIvor Ranges State Forest and is located just outside the town of Heathcote.

The park lies within the Rushworth Box-Ironbark Region Important Bird Area, identified as such by BirdLife International because of its importance for swift parrots and other woodland birds.[3]

The area was gazetted as a national park by the Victorian Government on 30 October 2002 (2002-10-30). This was a controversial issue at the time.[citation needed] It was primarily proclaimed to protect Victoria's diminishing box-ironbark forests, crucial in retaining Victoria's biodiversity.

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  1. ^ "Heathcote-Graytown National Park and Spring Creek Nature Conservation Reserve management plan" (PDF). Parks Victoria (PDF). Government of Victoria. February 2008. p. 1. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Heathcote-Graytown National Park: Visitor Guide" (PDF). Parks Victoria (PDF). Government of Victoria. June 2013. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "IBA: Rushworth Box-Ironbark Region". Birdata. Birds Australia. Retrieved 1 October 2011.