Point Hicks Marine National Park

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Point Hicks Marine National Park
Victoria
IUCN category II (national park)
Point Hicks Marine National Park is located in Victoria
Point Hicks Marine National Park
Point Hicks Marine National Park
Nearest town or city Cann River
Coordinates 37°48′S 149°15′E / 37.800°S 149.250°E / -37.800; 149.250Coordinates: 37°48′S 149°15′E / 37.800°S 149.250°E / -37.800; 149.250
Established 16 November 2002 (2002-11-16)[1]
Area 40 km2 (15.4 sq mi)[1]
Managing authorities Parks Victoria
Website Point Hicks Marine National Park
See also Protected areas of Victoria

The Point Hicks Marine National Park is a protected marine national park in situated off Point Hicks in the East Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia. The 4,000-hectare (9,900-acre) marine park is situated approximately 450 kilometres (280 mi) east of Melbourne and 25 kilometres (16 mi) south of Cann River,[2] adjacent to the Croajingolong National Park and Point Hicks Lighthouse Reserve.

The marine national park contains the site of two shipwrecks: the SS Kerangie lost in 1879, and the SS Saros lost in 1937.[3]

Point Hicks represents Victoria’s warmer eastern marine environment, and contains species that do not occur in the cooler waters to the west.[4]

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  1. ^ a b Port Hicks Marine National Park Management Plan (PDF). Parks Victoria (PDF). Melbourne: Government of Victoria. July 2006. pp. 1, 5. ISBN 0-7311-8352-5. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Point Hicks Marine National Park". Parks Victoria. Government of Victoria. Retrieved 5 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "SS Saros Victorian Heritage Register (VHR) Number S610". Victorian Heritage Database. Heritage Victoria. 
  4. ^ "Point Hicks Marine National Park visitor guide" (PDF). Parks Victoria (PDF). Government of Victoria. November 2011. Retrieved 5 February 2012. 

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