Wild Places of Greater Melbourne

eBook - November 1999 - eRetailers

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Introduces 30 of Melbourne's magnificent 'wild places' all within an hour-and-a-half drive of the centre of Melbourne.

Within the Greater Melbourne region there are a remarkable number of places where you can lose yourself in a forest, walk on a deserted beach or watch wildlife in their native environment. + Full description

This 224-page full colour guide introduces 30 of Melbourne's magnificent 'wild places' selected from national parks, state forests and conservation reserves, all within an hour-and-a-half drive of the centre of Melbourne.

Co-produced by CSIRO Publishing and Museum Victoria, Wild Places of Greater Melbourne provides authoritative information on natural habitats and the animals and plants that live there. The book is written at a level that everyone can understand and is stunningly illustrated with more than 200 colour photos, many specially commissioned by some of our leading photographers.

Wild Places of Greater Melbourne is designed both for people who live in Melbourne, as well as those who are just visiting for a short while. Every reader will find a wealth of useful information that will help them enjoy greater Melbourne's wonderful natural heritage.

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No longer available in a print edition.


“Whether you live in Melbourne, or you are just visiting for a short time, you will find a wealth of places to visit even on the most limited time-budget."
Merilyn Grey (The Victorian Naturalist 117(1) February 2000)

Wild Places is a lavishly illustrated record of the fauna and flora of the many wild parks and reserves in and around Melbourne. Residents of that city who have an interest in the outdoors will find it useful and inspiring. I was amazed by the quantity and variety of ‘wild things’ on my doorstep.”
Chris Baxter (Wild Autumn 2000)


ePDF | November 1999
ISBN: 9780643101487
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Available from eRetailers


Exploring wild places
Our geological past
Terrestrial environments
Marine environments
  • Wild places - North East
  • Cathedral Range State Park
  • Kinglake National Park
  • Marysville State Forest
  • Mount Disappointment State Forest
  • Toolangi State Forest and Murrindindi Scenic Reserve
  • Warrandyte State Park
  • Yarra Ranges National Park
  • Wild places - South East
  • Braeside Park
  • Bunurong Marine and Coastal Park
  • Bunyip State Park
  • Churchill National Park
  • Coolart Wetlands
  • Dandenong Ranges National Park
  • French Island National Park
  • Langwarrin Flora and Fauna Reserve
  • Lysterfield Lake Park
  • Mornington Peninsula National Park
  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Cranbourne
  • The Pines Flora and Fauna Reserve
  • Wild places - West
  • Brisbane Ranges National Park
  • Harold Holt Marine Reserves
  • Lerderderg State Park / Wombat State Forest
  • Long Forest Flora Reserve
  • Organ Pipes National Park
  • Point Cooke Coastal Park
  • Werribee Gorge State Park
  • You Yangs Regional Park
  • Protecting our native species
  • Healesville Sanctuary
  • Pauline Toner Butterfly Reserve
  • Phillip Island Nature Park
  • Serendip Sanctuary