Ninety Mile Beach Marine National Park Information
Located 30km south of Sale and adjacent to Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park, Ninety Mile Beach Marine National Park covers 5km of coastline. This untamed stretch of coastline runs alongside the slender strip of sand dunes that protect the Gippsland Lakes.
Beneath the water, vast plains of sand stretch in every direction. However, the sand is not a monotonous as it may appear; wave action and currents sort sand particles into different groups and layers whilst surface features, such as mounds and ripples, are a result of animal and wave action. The coast does not have any rocky headlands or platforms, and offshore there are only a few ribbons of reef which are periodically covered by sand. These formed as shorelines or sand dunes during ice-ages when the sea level was lower than today.
The huge subtidal sandy expanses characteristic of the area, are teeming with marine life. In fact, they are known to have one of the highest species diversity levels of any place on the planet, with 860 species discovered within 10 square meters. These sand dwelling critters can include tube building worms, small molluscs and many tiny crustaceans.
Aboriginal Traditional Owners
Parks Victoria acknowledges the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Victoria - including its parks and reserves. Through their cultural traditions, Aboriginal people maintain their connection to their ancestral lands and waters. Indigenous tradition indicates that this park is part of the Country of the Gunaikurnai indigenous people.
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Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park
The tranquil Gippsland Lakes are a system of coastal lagoons separated from the Tasman Sea by the..The Lakes National Park
The Lakes National Park is a peaceful bushland retreat in the Gippsland Lakes, fringed by the..Sale Botanic Gardens
The 150 year old Sale Botanic Gardens sits next to the Lake Guthridge precinct and contains..Sale Common Wetlands
The Sale Common State Game Refuge is located on the South Gippsland Highway, just south of the city..Sale Common Wetlands Walk
Distance: 15 kilometres return, can be broken into sections
Start and finish: Multiple start points..Sale Powder Magazine
Colonial Governments in Victoria built Powder Magazines to provide safe conditions for the storage..Port Of Sale Heritage Cruises
Come aboard the historic century old Rubeena, a classic wooden boat that seats up to 30 people, the..Sale Historical Museum
The Sale Historical Museum housed in a stylish colonial building originally designed as the..Gippsland Regional Art Gallery
The Gippsland Art Gallery was established in 1965 as the Sale Regional Arts Centre above the City..Stratford Historical Society..
Housed in the former Stratford Methodist Church, an intact brick building of 1872 and the new shed..