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Vegetation

Point Nepean National Park comprises the largest and most intact area of remnant coastal vegetation remaining on the Port Phillip coastline and on the southern Mornington Peninsula.

Native plants and vegetation communities at Point Nepean include:

  • Coastal Moonah Woodland
  • Coastal Dune Scrub
  • remnant grasslands
  • threatened orchids.

Animals

The remnant flora and fauna of the Point Nepean area is of very high significance. A remote and protected location, Point Nepean is home to the White-footed Dunnart, Long-nosed Bandicoot, Black Wallaby, Singing Honeyeater, Blue-winged Parrot and Hooded Plover.

Marine

Surrounding Point Nepean is Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park. The diversity and abundance of marine flora and fauna in the waters are greater than many comparable habitats elsewhere in the world.

Its intertidal zone is a habitat for a wide variety of shellfish, marine invertebrates, dramatic underwater gorges, colourful sponge gardens, tall kelp forests, emerald sea-grass beds, surging currents and tranquil backwaters.

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