Guichen Bay Conservation Park

Where is it?: The park is located 8km N of Robe. There is no vehicle access within the park. The nearest road Boatswain Point Road is near the northern end of the park but the Mount Benson Drain will need to be crossed for access to the park. Access to the southern end of the park is by walking north along Long Beach from the end of Steve Woolston Road 6.6km from Robe off the Southern Ports Highway.

Owner: Department of the Environment, Water and Natural Resources

Property summary: Total area 127 hectares. Hundred of Waterhouse – Sections 360, 361, 555, 575 and 576.

Natural Resources Management Region: Natural Resources South East

History: On 27 July 1967 Sections 360 and 361 were proclaimed as Guichen Bay National Park. It was re-proclaimed as Guichen Bay Conservation Park on 27 April 1972. Section 555 was added on 9 September 1976 and Sections 575 and 576 on 21 March 1991.

Habitat: The foredune vegetation is typically Rolling Spinifex (Spinifex sericeus), and Two-horned Sea-rocket (Cakile maritima), grading to Coastal Wattle (Acacia longifolia var. sophorae), Coastal Bearded-heath (Leucopogon parviflorus), and Coast Daisy-bush (Olearia axillaris) in the hind dunes.

More information: DEWNR

Total Species Recorded to Date: 47 (non-passerines 21, passerines 26)

Common Species: Singing Honeyeater, Rufous Bristlebird, White-browed Scrubwren, Grey Shrikethrush, Silvereye 

Less Common Species: Sanderling, White-faced Heron, Brush Bronzewing, New Holland Honeyeater, White-fronted Chat