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The park contains a wide range of remnant coastal vegetation types including important coastal heathlands, shrubby sand dunes, clifftop grasslands and shrublands, open forests, woodlands and swamps. Combined, these environments support a remarkable diversity of plants.
Due of the extensive depletion of native vegetation in the surrounding region, many plant species are of regional significance. Important plant species include the Swamp Greenhood, Clover Glycine, Square Raspwort, Lime Fern and Metallic Sun-orchid.
Although relatively small and narrow, the park plays a vital role in fauna conservation in the region. It supports small populations of the Hooded Plover, a nationally significant species, as well as important populations of Rufous Bristlebird, Swamp Antechinus and Glossy Grass Skink.
Well-established tea-tree heathlands are important to the Rufous Bristlebird, while wetland areas provide food and nesting sites for the Australasian Bittern, Lewins Rail and Swamp Skink.
Eastern Grey Kangaroos shelter in the dense vegetation of the park but frequently move into nearby farmland to feed.
24 May 2013
Anakie Primary School students spent the day exploring the great outdoors during a Park Discovery Day at Anakie Gorge on Wednesday 22 May. There were 48 students from all grades who explored the gorge with Parks Victoria Rangers and learned about survival techniques, fire safety, biodiversity in the park and conservation. The …