Wilsons Promontory Marine National Park


The Wilsons Promontory Marine National Park is a
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national park
located in the
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region of
Victoria Victoria most commonly refers to: * Victoria (Australia) Victoria (abbreviated as Vic) is a in southeastern . It is the second-smallest state with a of and the most densely populated state in Australia (28 per km2). Victoria is bord ...
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. The marine park is situated off the southern tip of
Wilsons Promontory The Wilsons Promontory, also known as Yiruk and Wamoon in the Gunai language, Gunai and Bunwurrung languages respectively, is a peninsula that forms the southernmost part of the Australian mainland, located in the state of Victoria (Australia) ...

Wilsons Promontory
and extends along the coastline from Norman Bay, near
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, in the west around the southern tip of the promontory to Cape Wellington in the east. It extends offshore to the Glennie and Anser groups of offshore islands. There are several neighbouring protected areas: *
Wilsons Promontory National Park The Wilsons Promontory National Park, commonly known as Wilsons Prom or The Prom, is a national park in the Gippsland region of Victoria (Australia), Victoria, Australia, located approximately southeast of Melbourne. The national park is the ...

Wilsons Promontory National Park
covers the promontory and nearby offshore islands *
Wilsons Promontory Marine Park
Wilsons Promontory Marine Park
covers the ocean facing coastline of the northern section of the promontory, including Norman Island (Victoria), Norman, Shellback Island, Shellback, and Rabbit Island (Bass Strait), Rabbit islands * Wilsons Promontory Marine Reserve covers the waters adjacent to the Glennie group and between Cape Wellington and Refuge Cove * Corner Inlet Marine National Park, Corner Inlet Marine and Coastal Park and Nooramunga Marine and Coastal Park protect much of Corner Inlet, to the north-east of the Promontory. * Shallow Inlet Marine and Coastal Park covers Shallow Inlet to the north-west of the Promontory. * Rodondo Island to the south is Tasmania, Australia, Tasmanian nature reserve The national park surrounds some of the islands in the Wilsons Promontory Islands Important Bird Area.

See also

* Protected areas of Victoria


External links

* * Ramsar sites in Australia Marine parks in Victoria (Australia) Important Bird Areas of Victoria (Australia) Wilsons Promontory Coastline of Victoria (Australia) Protected areas of Bass Strait {{Gippsland-geo-stub