Coorong National Park – Goolwa Barrage to Beacon 19

Where is it?: The Goolwa Barrage is about 5.5km SE of Goolwa. Parking is available here or at the Beacon 19 car park.

Owner: Department of the Environment, Water and Natural Resources

Property summary: Total area c. 170 hectares. Hundred of Nangkita – Part Allotment 1 (Deposited Plan 57239)

Natural Resources Management Region: Natural Resources South Australian Murray-Darling Basin

History: This area was added to the Coorong National Park on 23 August 2001.

Habitat: Most of the area east of the Goolwa Barrage is open salty water with a narrow strip of land along the edge of Sir Richard Peninsula with areas of Lignum (Duma florulenta), Beaded Samphire (Sarcocornia quinqueflora) and Coast Bonefruit (Threlkeldia diffusa).

More information: DEWNR

Total Species Recorded to Date: 112 (non-passerines 86, passerines 26)

Common Species: Black Swan, Grey Teal, Pacific Black Duck, Whiskered Tern, Eastern Great Egret, White-faced Heron, Common Greenshank, Whistling Kite

Less Common Species: Freckled Duck, Great Crested Grebe, Nankeen Night Heron, Straw-necked Ibis, Spotless Crake, Australian Reed Warbler