Deep Creek Conservation Park

Where is it?: Deep Creek Conservation Park is on the Fleurieu Peninsula between Cape Jervis and Victor Harbor. 

Owner: Department of the Environment, Water and Natural Resources

Property summary: Total area 4496 hectares. Hundred of Waitpinga – Sections 32-34, 48-53, 62-66, 76, 78-80, 110, 129, 130, 209-212, 216, 217, 223, 336, 337, 365, 374, 376, 370, 384, 394, 397, 408, 410, 411, 416, 417, 1382; Allotments 1 (Deposited Plan 31586), 100 (Deposited Plan 58990) and Roads A-F (R 8996). 

Natural Resources Management Region: Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges

History: Sections 130, 217, 217 and 365 were proclaimed as Deep Creek National Park on 30 September 1971. This area was re-proclaimed as Deep Creek Conservation Park on 27 April 1972.   Additions to the park are as follows – Section 376 on 27 February 1975; Sections 110 and 223 on 4 March 1976;  Sections 33, 34, 129 on 27 May 1976;  Section 374 on 9 September 1976; Section 32 on 28 October 1976; Section 379 on 19 May 1977; Section 397 on 12 January 1978; Sections 62, 66, 336, 337, 408 on 1 February 1979; Sections 78, 410, 411 on 14 June 1979; Sections 48-52, 63-65, 76, 79, 80, 210-212, 384, 394, 416, 417 on 28 July 1983; Section 1382 on 21 May 1987; Allotment 1 on 19 December 1991; Roads A-F on 4 November 1993 and Allotment 100 and Section 209 on 18 February 2010.

Habitat: Two types of open forest formation exist within the park.    

  • Open Forest – Messmate Stringybark (Eucalyptus obliqua) occurs on the high ridge tops and upper slopes in the northern part.
  • Open Forest – Pink Gum (E. fasciculosa) is the dominant species in the upper valley areas.  

More information: DEWNR

Total Species Recorded to Date: 103 (non-passerines 53, passerines 49)

Common Species: Galah, Superb Fairywren, Southern Emuwren, New Holland Honeyeater, Eastern Spinebill, Brown Thornbill, Striated Thornbill, White-browed Scrubwren

Less Common Species: Little Eagle, Buff-banded Rail, Sacred Kingfisher, Buff-rumped Thornbill, Black-capped Sittella, Jacky Winter

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