Caroona Creek Conservation Park

Where is it?: Caroona Creek Conservation Park is on the western edge of the Olary Plain and around 6km E of Hallett on the Barrier Highway. Tourilie Gorge is in the northern section of the park.

Owner: Department for Environment and Water.

Property summary: Total area 5422 hectares. Hundred of Hallett – Sections 56, 191 and 538; Hundred of Tomkinson – Sections 49, 53-65, 107-109, 112, 113, 115-123, 174-176, 313-316, 324-325, Allotments 12, 100, 1011

Landscape Management Region:  Northern and Yorke

History: This park was proclaimed on 18 February 20102. Hundred of Hallett – Sections 56, 191 and 538 and Hundred of Tomkinson – Sections 53-55 were added on 16 October 20143.

Habitat: This large park contains a number of habitats including:

– Low Open Shrubland with Black Bluebush (Maireana pyramidata) and Bladder Saltbush (Atriplex vesicaria)

– Low Open Shrubland with Bladder Saltbush +/- and Open Mallee overstorey of Mallee Box (Eucalyptus porosa)

– Woodland with Inland South Australian Blue Gum (E. leucoxylon ssp. pruinosa)

Total Species Recorded to Date: 92 (non-passerines 35, passerines 57)

Common Species: Wedge-tailed Eagle, Nankeen Kestrel, Brown Treecreeper, Variegated Fairywren, Southern Whiteface, Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater, White-browed Babbler

Less Common Species: Stubble Quail, Little Eagle, Spotted Harrier, Tawny Frogmouth, Sacred Kingfisher, Inland Thornbill


References
 1 Department for Environment and Water. (2019). Protected Areas Information System. Property Summary Report. 30 March 2019. pp. 50-51. 

 2 Government of South Australia (2010). National Parks and Wildlife (Caroona Creek Conservation Park) Proclamation 2010. The South Australian Government Gazette 10: 830. (18 February 2010). 

 3 Government of South Australia (2014). National Parks and Wildlife (Caroona Creek Conservation Park) Proclamation 2014. The South Australian Government Gazette 10: 830. (18 February 2010). 


Updated: 29/07/2021

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