Eric Bonython Conservation Park

Where is it?: This park is on Rymill Road, Tunkalilla about 19km E of Delamere.

Owner: Department for Environment and Water

Property summary: Total area 6 hectares. Hundred of Waitpinga – Sections 356 and 3571.

Landscape Management Region: Hills and Fleurieu

History: Sections 356 and 357 were proclaimed as a Wild-Life Reserve on 21 July 19602. They were proclaimed as Waitpinga Conservation Park on 27 April 19723.

Habitat: The area is mostly Low Open Forest of Swamp Gum (Eucalyptus ovata), Pink Gum (E. fasciculosa), Cup Gum (E. cosmophylla)Messmate Stringybark (E. obliqua) and Brown Stringybark (E. baxteri). Understory plants include Tea-trees (Leptospermum sp.) and Hakeas (Hakea sp.).

Total Species Recorded to Date: 42(non-passerines 14, passerines 28)

Common Species: Grey Fantail, New Holland Honeyeater, Adelaide Rosella, Grey Shrikethrush, Striated Thornbill, Western Whistler

Less Common Species: Brush Bronzewing, Pallid Cuckoo, Red-browed Finch, Elegant Parrot, Dusky Woodswallow

 1 Department for Environment and Water. (2019). Protected Areas Information System. Property Summary Report. 30 March 2019. p. 7. 

 2 Government of South Australia (1960). Crown Lands Act 1929-1957: Hundred of Waitpinga–Wild-Life Reserve. The South Australian Government Gazette 30: 157. (21 July 1960). 

 3 National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972. Schedule 4. Conservation Parks. p. 2.

Updated: 20/01/2022

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