Morwell National Park


Morwell National Park
Morwell National Park
IUCN Category III (Natural Monument)
Nearest town/city Churchill
Coordinates 38°21′59″S 146°23′26″E / 38.36639°S 146.39056°E / -38.36639; 146.39056
Area 560 ha
Established 1967
Managing authorities Parks Victoria
Official site Morwell National Park

Morwell National Park is a 560–hectare[1] national park in Victoria, Australia, 140 km east of Melbourne. It is 16 km south of Morwell in the Strzelecki Ranges and 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.

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

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