Granite Island Conservation Park

Where is it?: Granite Island Conservation Park is located off the south coast at Victor Harbor. Parking is available in Victor Harbor and access is via a wooden causeway.

Owner: Department of the Environment, Water and Natural Resources

Property summary: Total area 31 hectares. Hundred of Encounter Bay – Allotments 1 and 100, Pieces 2-5 (Parcel 43331).

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

History: This park was first proclaimed on 30 September 1999. It is the most visited park in South Australia.

Habitat: As its name suggests this park is dominated by its large granite boulders. Most of the island is open grassland with some Drooping Sheaok (Allocasuarina verticillata) in sheltered areas.

More information: DEWNR

Total Species Recorded to Date: 55 (non-passerines 45, passerines 10)

Common Species: Little Pied Cormorant, Spur-winged Plover, Silver Gull, Pacific Gull, Singing Honeyeater, Australian Magpie

Less Common Species: Little Penguin, Black-faced Cormorant, Common Sandpiper, Southern Boobook

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