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8723-6 Mount Kaye Range

This information has been developed from the publications:

    • Sites of Geological and Geomorphological Significance in Central Gippsland (1981) by Neville Rosengren, M.S McRae-Williams and S.M Kraemers.
    • Sites of Geological and Geomorphological Significance in the Gippsland Lakes Catchment (1984) by Neville Rosengren.
    • Sites of Geological and Geomorphological Significance in East Gippsland, Victoria (1981) by Neville Rosengren, M.S McRae-Williams
Geological heritage sites, including sites of geomorphological interest and volcanic heritage sites, are under regular revision by the Geological Society of Australia, especially in the assessment of significance and values. Reference should be made to the most recent reports. See the Earth Science Heritage section of the Geological Society of Australia website for details of geological heritage reports, and a bibliography.


986587. Six kilometres north-east of Noorinbee North

Image:  East Gippsland Sites of Significance
Granite slopes and tor fields - Mount Kaye Range.


Exposure of Noorinbee Granodiorite.


Mount Kaye Track.


Crown Land.


An extensive outcrop of Noorinbee Granodiorite has been faulted along north-south trend, and the fault zone incised by the Cann River. On the eastern side of the valley, the Mount Kaye Range rises to over 1000 metres, and display bare, planner and convex slopes with minor peak-top tors. The rock is a medium-grained black and white granodiorite.

Minor streams draining the range have steep gradients, dropping more than 300 metres over low falls and cascades to the local base level created by the downcutting of the Cann River.


Local. Abundant outcrop of Noorinbee Granodiorite with tor fields and vegetation-free slopes.


The large scale nature of the geological and geomorphological features of the site and the inaccessible nature of the area limit the potential impact of future land use on site significance.

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