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Official site for Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Address: Portland Nelson Rd, Gorae West, Victoria 3305
Freecall: 131 963
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgWeb: parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/mount-richmond-national-park
Mount Richmond is an extinct volcano surrounded by low, flat land. The volcano is covered with a layer of sand blown inland long ago from Discovery Bay.With spectacular spring wildflowers and abundant wildlife in unspoilt bushland, Mount Richmond is the perfect place to have a picnic, take a walk or simply drive to the summit and enjoy the magnificent views.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.
Mount Richmond is an easy 20 minutes drive from Portland (Melway ref: 507 B11).
FaunaThe park's varied habitats support a wide range of wildlife. Eastern Grey Kangaroos graze near the picnic areas and Koalas may be seen in the nearby eucalypts in drier months. Red-necked Wallabies occur throughout the park and Echidnas can often be seen foraging for ants. Copperhead and Tiger Snakes are sometimes seen sunning themselves on a warm day. Mount Richmond is an important habitat for the uncommon Southern Potoroo; a small member of the kangaroo family, it is seldom seen as it lives in thick undergrowth and is only active at night. There are no creeks on Mt Richmond - rainwater fills depressions to form swamps and wet heathlands which are favorable habitats for many birds and other animals. Birds include the Emu, Crimson Rosella, Gang-gang Cockatoo and Currawong. Smaller birds frequently seen include honeyeaters, thornbills, wattlebirds, Silver-eyes, robins, finches and tree creepers. Among the less common bird species are the Southern Emu-Wren, Beautiful Firetail, King Quail and Rufous Bristlebird.
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