French Island National Park
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- Established:June 1988
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 via online bookings. 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.
Visit Emergency Management Victoria for the French Island Emergency Management Plan and for a visitor information guide developed to improve safety awareness for visitors to French Island.
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.
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