Finniss Conservation Park

Where is it?: Finniss Conservation Park lies between Mount Magnificent and Cox Scrub Conservation Parks about 8km NE of Mount Compass. Access is only availably on foot along the Heysen Trail which runs through these parks. Parking is available along Mount Magnificent Road.

Owner: Department for Environment and Water

Property summary: Total area 123 hectares. Hundred of Kondoparinga – Sections 107, 108, 1923 and Allotment 22.

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

History: This park was first proclaimed on 29 January 1976. An additional 56 hectares was added between 1985 and 2005.

Habitat: There are a number of habitats within the park including:

  • Woodland – Pink Gum (Eucalyptus fasciculosa) with Golden Wattle (Acacia pycnantha)
  • Low woodland – Cup Gum (E. cosmophylla) and Pink Gum over Tate’s Grass-tree (Xanthorrhoea semiplana ssp. tateana)

Total Species Recorded to Date: 62 (non-passerines 27, passerines 32)

Common Species: Laughing Kookaburra, Galah, Adelaide Rosella, Superb Fairywren, New Holland Honeyeater, Grey Fantail

Less Common Species: Elegant Parrot, Eastern Spinebill, Brown Thornbill, Yellow-rumped Thornbill, White-naped Honeyeater, Australian Golden Whistler

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