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National Parks and Forests Along the Coast of Victoria and New South Wales, Australia

37.2S 149.5E

February 27th, 2011 Category: Snapshots

Australia - January 16th, 2011

The Dandenong Ranges are a set of low mountain ranges, rising to 633 metres at Mount Dandenong, approximately 35 km east of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Here, they appear as a dark green area starting at the lower left edge of the image.

The ranges consist mostly of rolling hills, steeply weathered valleys and gullies covered in thick temperate rainforest, predominantly consisting of tall Mountain Ash trees and dense ferny undergrowth.

Starting in that area and moving eastward to the coast, one crosses many national parks: the Yarra Ranges, Lake Eildon, Alpine, Avon Wilderness, Snowy River, Errinundra, South East Forest and Croajingolong National Parks.

From the bend in the coastline moving northward into New South Wales, one crosses the Dampier State Forest, Deua National Park, Tallaganda State Forest, Namadgi National Park, Bungonia Recreation Area, Morton National Park and Nattai National Park (top right, just south of Sydney).

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