Warby Range State Park
|Warby Range State Park
|Nearest town or city||Glenrowan|
|Area||114.6 km2 (44.2 sq mi)|
|Managing authorities||Parks Victoria|
|Website||Warby Range State Park|
|See also||Protected areas of Victoria|
Warby Range State Park was a Victorian state park just north of Glenrowan. In 2010 the park became part of the newly declared Warby-Ovens National Park. It is 11,460 hectares (28,300 acres) in area, and named after Ben Warby, a pastoralist who settled in the area in 1844. There is one camping ground, "Whenams".
The 400 m rocky escarpments are believed to have been used by the Kelly gang as a lookout. In 2002, the park was expanded to include the state forest of Killawarra as part of a program of protecting Box-Ironbark forests.
The park is part of the Warby-Chiltern Box-Ironbark Region Important Bird Area, identified as such by BirdLife International because of its importance for the conservation of Box-Ironbark forest ecosystems and several species of threatened woodland birds dependent on them.
- "Warby Range State Park", Official website, Parks Victoria, retrieved 2012-01-29
- Collaborative Australian Protected Area Database CAPAD08, Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Populations and Communities, Commonwealth of Australia, 2008, retrieved 2012-01-29
- BirdLife International. (2011). Important Bird Areas factsheet: Warby-Chiltern Box-Ironbark Region. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 2011-11-20.
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