Strzelecki National Park

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Strzelecki National Park
Tasmania
IUCN category II (national park)
Nearest town or cityFlinders Island, Tasmania
Coordinates40°13′10″S 148°05′41″E / 40.21944°S 148.09472°E / -40.21944; 148.09472Coordinates: 40°13′10″S 148°05′41″E / 40.21944°S 148.09472°E / -40.21944; 148.09472
Established1967[1]
Area42.16 km2 (16.3 sq mi)[1]
Managing authoritiesTasmania Parks and Wildlife Service
WebsiteStrzelecki National Park
See alsoProtected areas of Tasmania

Strzelecki National Park is a national park on Flinders Island, Tasmania (Australia), 307 km north of Hobart. It is named after Sir Paul Edmund Strzelecki, a famous Polish explorer and geologist who made a lot of his explorations on the Australian continent and was proclaimed in 1967.

It covers a SW corner of the island including Mount Strzelecki (756m), a Devonian granite twin peak mountain.[2] It was the first peak climbed in the Three Peaks Race.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Reserve Listing - National Parks". Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service Website. Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service. 17 November 2008. Retrieved 1 May 2010.
  2. ^ "Strzelecki Peaks". Parks and Wildlife Tasmania. Retrieved 27 February 2018.