Christmas Rocks Conservation Park

Where is it?: Christmas Rocks Conservation Park is about 4.5km N of Willalooka on the Riddoch Highway.

About: Christmas Rocks is one of the granite headlands formed over 25 million years ago in the shallow sea that covered the Limestone Coast. Panoramic views of the surrounding district can be seen following a short 5 minutes walk to the summit.

Owner: Department for Environment and Water.

Property summary: Total area 19 hectares. Hundred of Willalooka – Section 161.

Landscape Management Region: Limestone Coast

History: The park was proclaimed 30 January 20141.

Habitat: The habitat of the park is Low Woodland with Sand Stringybark (Eucalyptus arenacea), Pink Gum (E. fasciculosa) and Drooping Sheaoak (Allocasuarina verticillata). Understorey plants include Rock Wattle (Acacia rupicola), Myrtle Wattle (A. myrtifolia), Brush Heath (Brachyloma ericoides</em >) and Common Fringe-myrtle (Calytrix tetragona)

Total Species Recorded to Date: 42 (non-passerines 12, passerines 30).

Common Species: Grey Fantail, Galah, New Holland Honeyeater, Australian Magpie

Less Common Species: , Black Kite, Southern Scrub Robin, White-winged Triller

\ 2  Government of South Australia (2014). National Parks and Wildlife (Christmas Rocks Conservation Park) Proclamation 2014. South Australian Government Gazette 6:427. (30 January 2014).  

Updated: 16/06/2022

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