Cox Scrub Conservation Park

Where is it?: This park is located on the Bull Creek Road about 8km S of Ashbourne.

Owner: Department of the Environment, Water and Natural Resources

Property summary: Total area 562 hectares. Hundred of Kondoparinga – Sections 73, 106, 109, 1971-1972, 1979-1985, 2108, Allotment 1 (Deposited Plan 64439); Hundred of Nangkita, Allotments 101-102 (Deposited Plan 115079)

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

History: Initially c. 480 hectares (Sections 1971, 1972, 1979-1985) was acquired in 1969 and dedicated as Cox’s Scrub National Park on 5 March 1970. Prior to this time the park was owned by Mr V. Cox, an apiarist of Ashbourne, who preserved the park in its natural state for the over wintering of his honey bees. It was re-proclaimed as Cox Scrub Conservation Park on 27 April 1972.

Additional areas have been added to the park as follows: 12 May 1977 – 30 hectares (Section 1972 and 2108), 13 May 1982 – 2 ha. (Allotment 1), 09 February 1984 – 8 ha. (Section 106), 29 May 1986 – 8 ha. (Section 109) and 19 July 2018 – 19 ha. (Allotment 101).

Habitat: The vegetation is mainly low stringybark and banksia with a dense understorey. Most of the park was burnt out in 1983.

More information: DEW  Friends of Cox Scrub

Total Species Recorded to Date: 141 (non-passerines 68, passerines 73)

Common Species: Galah, Superb Fairywren, New Holland Honeyeater, Red Wattlebird, White-browed Scrubwren, Red-browed Finch

Less Common Species: Cockatiel, Brown Treecreeper, Buff-rumped Hornbill, Southern Whiteface, White-winged Triller, Eastern Shriketit, Diamond Firetail


Updated: 18/06/2019

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