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Official site for Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Address: Great Ocean Rd, Peterborough, Victoria 3270
Email: email@example.comWeb: parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/bay-of-islands-coastal-park
This coastal park has outstanding ocean views and geological features. Sheer cliffs and rock stacks dominate the bays, and heathlands display colourful spring wildflowers. Beaches are accessible at some points.Aboriginal Traditional OwnersParks Victoria acknowledges the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Victoria - including its parks and reserves. Through their cultural traditions, Aboriginal people maintain their connection to their ancestral lands and waters. Further information is available from Aboriginal Affairs Victoria AAV and Native Title Services Victoria.Before you goConditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.
Drive along the Great Ocean Road via Peterborough or Warrnambool (Melway 526 D8 & E9).
FaunaThe Rufous Bristlebird, with its uptilted tail, is common in small remnants of the heathland, feeding and nesting in the dense thick sword grass tussocks and Coastal Beardheath, banksias and daisy bushes.
VegetationThe heathland is colourful in spring, when dense yellow banksias, rich pink Swainson's Pea, Pig Face, Golden Groundsel and Purple Flag Lilies are flowering. Gleaming spikes of rare Metallic Sun Orchids along with Fairies' Aprons, greenhoods and Donkey Orchids are also found in Bay of Islands Coastal Park. There are dense, thick sword-grass tussocks and Coastal Beard-heath, banksias and daisy bushes.
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