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French Island National Park

French Island - Pinnacles track
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Local walking down the road near the Post Off
from Rick Pope
 
Echidna on French Island
from Simon Cox
 
Rhipidura leucophrys
from Wayne
 
French Island National Park
from Wayne
 
The Pinnacles
from Wayne
 
Phylidonyris novaehollandiae
from Wayne
 
Haematopus longirostris
from Wayne
 
Tadorna tadornoides
from Wayne
 
Koala
from Parks Victoria
 
French Island
from Parks Victoria
 
French Island
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Spider web
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Sunset
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A French Island local
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French Island
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Park Statistics

  • Established:June 1988
  • Area:11050ha
Camping
Cycling
Medium walk / Day walk

French Island National Park is a true paradise. Accessible only by passenger ferry, French Island is a haven of peace and serenity, home to a diverse range of wildlife and containing environments ranging from mangrove saltmarsh areas to open woodlands.

Explore the park at leisure by bus, bike or on foot, using the network of public roads and management tracks. There are whole day, half day and shorter walks and rides starting at Tankerton Foreshore Reserve.

How to get there

Take the passenger ferry from Stony Point across to French Island. Tickets are available for purchase on the ferry or for bookings visit www.westernportferries.com.au. The trip takes 10-12 minutes and delivers you to Tankerton Jetty on French Island. The Ranger station is next to the pier.

Check Western Port Ferries for the ferry timetable and weather conditions - ferry services can be cancelled at very short notice.

Aboriginal Traditional Owners

Parks Victoria acknowledges the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Victoria - including its parks and reserves. Through their cultural traditions, the Boon Wurrung and Bunurong identify the French Island National Park as their Traditional Country.

Further information is available from Aboriginal Affairs Victoria AAV and Native Title Services Victoria

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