Morwell National Park

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Morwell National Park
Victoria
Morwell National Park is located in Australia
Morwell National Park
Morwell National Park
Nearest town or city Churchill
Coordinates 38°21′59″S 146°23′26″E / 38.36639°S 146.39056°E / -38.36639; 146.39056Coordinates: 38°21′59″S 146°23′26″E / 38.36639°S 146.39056°E / -38.36639; 146.39056
Established 26 November 1966 (1966-11-26)[1]
Area 5.65 km2 (2.2 sq mi)[2]
Managing authorities Parks Victoria
Website Morwell National Park
See also Protected areas of Victoria

The Morwell National Park is a national park located in the western Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia. The 565-hectare (1,400-acre) national park is situated approximately 164 kilometres (102 mi) east of Melbourne via the Princes Highway and 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) south of Morwell in the Strzelecki Ranges. The park preserves a remnant of previously widespread wet sclerophyll forests and some rainforest remnants restricted to deep creek gullies. 320 plant species have been recorded for this park, including five rare or threatened species and 44 orchid species. 129 native fauna species have been recorded, including 19 mammals, 96 birds, 11 reptiles and three amphibians.[2][3]

Weeds and pest animals represent a threat to the park, particularly because of its small size.

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  1. ^ "Morwell National Park". Parks Victoria. Government of Victoria. 2014. Retrieved 23 August 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Morwell National Park management plan" (PDF). Parks Victoria (PDF). Government of Victoria. November 1998. p. 5. ISBN 0-7306-6255-1. Retrieved 23 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Morwell National Park Visitor Guide" (PDF). Parks Victoria (PDF). Government of Victoria. June 2008. Retrieved 23 August 2014. 

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