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Dandenong Ranges National Park

Dandenong Ranges National Park
LocationVictoria, Australia
Nearest CityMelbourne
Area3,215 ha
Latitude37° 48' 37" S
Longitude 145° 23' 08" E
Date of Establishment1987
Governing Body Parks Victoria
IUCN category II
Dandenong Ranges National Park is in Victoria (Australia), 38 km east of Melbourne.

Because the park is located in an urban area, the park has a long history of major problems with feral and roaming animals. A cat-curfew was introduced in the entire Dandenong Ranges[?] area some years ago, and since then the numbers and variety of lyrebirds and other native species have climbed dramatically.

Dandenong Ranges National Park is divided into three sections:

  • Doongalla Forest
  • Ferntree Gully
  • Sherbrooke Forest

See also: Protected areas of Victoria (Australia)

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