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Croajingolong National Park

Croajingolong, Australia

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Croajingolong is a coastal national park in Victoria, Australia, 427 kilometres east of Melbourne.The name is thought to derive from the aboriginal word Krowathunkooloong, the name of the tribe inhabiting that area of Victoria.

The park is linear in shape and bordered on the southern side by the Pacific Ocean, the western side by Bemm River and the eastern side by the township of Mallacoota. Its northern boundary consists of dense bushland and low hills. The dimensions of the park are approximately 80 km by 20 km, with an area of 875 km2. The 100 km Wilderness Coast Walk stretches the entire length of the park along beaches, through heathland and round rocky headlands.

Croajingolong National Park, with the adjoining Nadgee Nature Reserve in New South Wales, forms one of only 12 World Biosphere areas in Australia. It contains ecosystems, habitats and gene pools that are managed sustainably. The park encloses the Sandpatch Wilderness Area and is contiguous with the Cape Howe Wilderness Area, the Nadgee Nature Reserve and the Cape Howe Marine National Park.

The eastern section of the park lies within the Nadgee to Mallacoota Inlet Important Bird Area, so identified by BirdLife International because it supports populations of Eastern Bristlebirds and Pilotbirds as well as other significant fauna.

Popular destinations within the park include:

Popular camping spots exist at Thurra River, Mueller Inlet and Wingan Inlet. Nearby towns are Mallacoota, Genoa, Cann River, Bemm River and Orbost.

Looking north towards Rame Head.

Thurra River as seen from the top of the largest of the sand dunes in the Croajingolong National Park.

Coordinates: 37°27′36″S 149°47′35″E / 37.46000°S 149.79306°E / -37.46000; 149.79306

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  • WDPA ID2029
  • NameCroajingolong
  • Original NameCroajingolong
  • Country / TerritoryAUS
  • Sub locationAU-VIC
  • IUCN CategoryIIWhat is this?
  • English DesignationNational Park
  • Designation TypeNational
  • StatusDesignated
  • Status Year1956
  • Reported Area km2884.89
  • Marinefalse
  • Governance TypeFederal or national ministry or agency
  • International CriteriaNot Applicable
  • Management AuthorityVictoria - Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE)
  • Management Plan URLNot Reported




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Australian Government Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DeSEWPC) (2010)

Australian Government Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (2010) Collaborative Australian Protected Areas Database 2010. Australian Government, Canberra, Australia.
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