East Gippsland acknowledges the Gunaikurnai, Monero and the Bidawel people as the Traditional Custodians of the land that encompasses East Gippsland Shire. We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in East Gippsland, their Elders past and present.

Point Hicks Marine National Park

Genoa National Parks and Reserves

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Overview

Point Hicks Marine National Park is located alongside Croajingolong National Park in East Gippsland. The granite cliffs of Point Hicks beautifully frame the marine park

Description

Point Hicks Marine National Park is located alongside Croajingolong National Park in East Gippsland. The granite cliffs of Point Hicks beautifully frame the marine park which represents Victoria's far-eastern marine environment. Within the waters one can discover a range of habitats including granite subtidal reef, intertidal rock platforms and offshore sands. The seafloor drops away rapidly from shore descending to 90 metres which makes it one of the deepest marine areas within Victoria – containing two shipwrecks, the SS Kerangie and the SS Saros.

Throughout the park there is a startling diversity of marine life. Many creatures found here are not found further west because the water is too cold. There are numerous brightly colour seastars, brittle stars, abalone, fan worms, sea shells, hermit crabs and delicate sea slugs. The fish diversity is just as great including schools of fish such as Butterfly Perch.

Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.

Map & Directions

Mallacoota Road

Phone 131963