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Murray Sunset

National Park Project 2012
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Erin Powell

on 8 September 2014

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History
WILD
LIFE
Murray-Sunset National Park has a huge Variety of birds including the yellow and green regent Parrot, the pink cockatoo and the white and brown tree creeper. Reptiles and marsupials are about everywhere around the park. The Red Kangaroo features at the Murray Sunset which is incrediblly rare to see anywhere else in Victoria.
DID YOU KNOW
Murray-Sunset is the only area in Victoria where the Red kangaroo can be spotted.
location
Murray-Sunset National Park is located on the north-west side of Victoria and on the border of South Australia. Murray-Sunset has a total area of 6330km . Murray Sunset is 450km away from Melbourne, 340km away from Hamilton and 400km away from Adelaide (SA).
Many aboriginal communities lived in the Murray-Sunset National Park for thousands of years, leaving shell middens, scar trees, oven mounds and burial grounds that testify to different lifestyles. The Murray-Sunset was declared a National Park on the fifth of June, 1991. Murray Sunset was given it's name because of it's breath taking sunsets and the Murray River that flows along the top of the park's boundary line.
yellow and green regent parrot
Paucident Planigale
Pink Cockatoo
Willewa skink
red kangaroo
Plants
There are more than 70 small plant species around the Murray Sunset National Park. Murray Sunset has Victoria's largest flower, the Murray Lily, as well as the silver emu bush and the Blue Leaved Mallee. Alot of the plant species that are prevalent on the flat areas of the park include the saltbush, the buloke, the porcupine grass and the Mallee eucalyptus. Cypress-pine and Belah woodlands scatter throughout the long never ending landscape.
Murray Lily
silver emu bush
blue-leaved Mallee
places of interest
pink lakes
Mopoke hut
Mount Crozier
Shearers Quarters
Lindsay Island
why it should be preserved for the future!
Camping
toilets
Accommodation in cabins/lodges
Bird watching
Sight-seeing
Four wheel driving
information huts
Canoeing
Fishing
Long, Medium and Short walking
day tours
car parks
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Murray

Sunset

National
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Murray Sunset National Park is one of the few remaining semi-arid regions in the world where the environment is relatively untouched.
Murray Sunset National Park is a part of the aboriginals ancestral connection to the lands and waters.
Murray Sunset National Park is a natural habitat to many endangered species such as the Paucident Planigale, the yellow and green Regent Parrot and the Millewa skink.
Belah woodlands
Cypress-pine
facilities
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