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Point Danger Marine Sanctuary

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Intertidal seastar (photo: Mark Rodrigue)

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Location: Point Danger Marine Sanctuary

Intertidal reef (photo: Mark Rodrigue)

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Location: Point Danger Marine Sanctuary

Hormosira (photo: Mark Rodrigue)

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Location: Point Danger Marine Sanctuary

Crab (photo: Mark Rodrigue)

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Location: Point Danger Marine Sanctuary

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Located in Torquay, one of Victoria’s favourite seaside towns, the reef is ideal for snorkelling and exploring the diverse marine life at low tide.

The area between Torquay’s back and front beaches is formed of beds of crumbling limestone and a narrow rock platform which extends to the west. A small reef which is only exposed at the lowest of summer tides lies just offshore and is often isolated from the beach by a deep sandy channel. One shipwreck is found within the park, the Joseph H. Scammell.

The limestone reef is an enthralling feature of this park. Covered in small boulders and intricate seaweed beds, the reef is home to a number of weird and wonderful creatures. Most noteworthy is the huge diversity of seaslugs, currently 96 species known to occur in this sanctuary, many of which are endemic.

These fascinating creatures can be any colour of the rainbow and come in a range of exquisite shapes and sizes. Also present are carnivorous worms, delicate brittle stars and majestic eagle rays.

See if you can spot a Fairy Tern, a rare and endangered bird which uses habitats in Point Danger Marine Sanctuary for feeding and roosting.

Access

This park is easily accessible by shore and boat (launching point in Anglesea and Torquay).

Park map on mobile devices

Download free maps of this park for your mobile device from Avenza PDF Maps application.  Used within the app the maps allow you to calculate distances and (with sufficient mobile signal) locate yourself within the park. The same maps are shown below under ‘Related publications’.

Aboriginal Traditional Owners

Parks 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.

Indigenous traditions indicate that the planning area is part of the Country of the Wadawurrung or Wathaurong people and that indigenous people had a long association with the region. Other indigenous communities including the Kirrae Wurrung, Framlingham Aboriginal Trust, Wathaurong Aboriginal Cooperative and the Southern Otways Indigenous Group have an association with the coastal region of this area.

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

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Park Statistics

Established

November 2002

Area

25ha

Contact information

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