Eurilla Conservation Park

Where is it?: Eurilla Conservation Park lies between Mount Lofty Summit and the northern boundary of the Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens at Piccadilly. Walking access is only available via Eurilla Track from Sprigg Road or the Heysen Trail from Mount Lofty Summit Road.

Owner: Department of the Environment, Water and Natural Resources

Property summary: Total area 7 hectares. Hundred of Onkaparinga – Section 535

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

History: Eurilla Conservation Park was proclaimed on 22 September 1977.

Habitat:  Woodland is the main habit within this park with Messmate Stringybark (Eucalyptus obliqua) the main component. Understory plants include tea-trees (Leptospermum spp.), Blackwood (Acacia melanoxylon), Myrtle Wattle (Acacia myrtifolia), Coral Fern (Gleichenia microphylla) and Bracken (Pteridium esculentum).

Total Species Recorded to Date: 34 (non-passerines 5, passerines 29)

Common Species: Adelaide Rosella, White-throated Treecreeper, Eastern Spinebill, Crescent Honeyeater, White-browed Scrubwren

Less Common Species: Superb Fairywren, Buff-rumped Thornbill, Spotted Pardalote, Australian Golden Whistler

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