Wanilla Conservation Park

Wanilla Conservation Park
South Australia
Wanilla Conservation Park is located in South Australia
Wanilla Conservation Park
Wanilla Conservation Park
Nearest town or city Wanilla[2]
Coordinates34°33′S 135°43′E / 34.55°S 135.71°E / -34.55; 135.71Coordinates: 34°33′S 135°43′E / 34.55°S 135.71°E / -34.55; 135.71[1]
Established27 April 1978 (1978-04-27)[3]
Area2.80 km2 (1.1 sq mi)[3]
Managing authoritiesDepartment for Environment and Water
See alsoProtected areas of South Australia

Wanilla Conservation Park is a protected area located in the Australian state of South Australia on the Eyre Peninsula in the gazetted locality of Wanilla about 4 kilometres (2.5 miles) east of the Wanilla town centre.[2][4]

In 2007, the conservation park was described by its managing authority as follows:[4]

The park was proclaimed on 27 April 1978 under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972, to protect significant Sugar Gum woodland habitat. The park was proclaimed without access under State mining legislation. Wanilla Conservation Park is dominated by Sugar Gum woodland with heath understorey. Small patches of the park are vegetated with Broombush (Melaleuca uncinata) shrubland over low shrubs and sedges. The park is characterised by rolling hills and relatively steep gullies. Wanilla Conservation Park is bisected by a road reserve into northern and southern sections.

The conservation park is classified as an IUCN Category III protected area.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b c "Terrestrial Protected Areas of South Australia (refer 'DETAIL' tab )". CAPAD 2016. Australian Government, Department of the Environment (DoE). 2016. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Search result(s) for Wanilla Conservation Park (Record No. SA0014354) with the following layers being selected - "Parcel labels", "Suburbs and Localities", "Hundreds", "Place names (gazetteer)" and "Road labels"". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Protected Areas Information System - reserve list (as of 11 July 2016)" (PDF). Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources. 11 July 2016. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Conservation Parks of Lower Eyre Peninsula Management Plan" (PDF). Department for Environment and Heritage. 2007. p. 3. Retrieved 20 June 2016.

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