The Strzelecki National Park (4216 hectares) has important biogeographical significance as an area where plant and animal species of mainland Australia and Tasmania overlap.
The park protects highly significant and diverse ecosystems as well as spectacular coastal and mountain landscapes.
In the South-Western corner of Flinders Island, is dominated by the large by granite mountains and ridges of the Darling Range with includes the 783 m Strzelecki Peaks, rising abruptly from the sea and providing excellent climbing and amazing views;
named by Lort Stokes in 1842 after the Polish explorer and scientist, Paul Edmund Strzelecki;
the term „Strzelecki Peaks” refers to two vertices of the same summit, vertex characteristic, because looking like two nearly identical rock heads side by side on the same level;
and from its summit mainland Tasmania is clearly visible.
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