Onkaparinga River National Park – Hardy’s Scrub

Where is it?: Hardy’s Scrub section of the ORNP is near Blewett Springs and is bounded by Chapel Hill Road in the north, Whitings/Blewett Springs Road in the south-east and Franceschinis Road in the north-east. Car parking is available at either end of the Wine Dam Track on Chapel Hill Road and at Whitings Road.

Property summary: Total area 161 hectares. Hundred of Willunga – Allotment 205 (Deposited Plan 53156)

Owner: Department for Environment and Water.

Landscape Management Region: Hills and Fleurieu

History: This section was added to the Onkaparinga River National Park on 11 October 20011<.

Habitat: This area contains mainly low woodland of pink gum (Eucalyptus fasciculosa), dryland tea-tree (Melaleuca lanceolata) and drooping sheaoak (Allocasuarina verticillata).

Total Species Recorded to Date: 99 (non-passerines 48, passerines 51)

Common Species:  Superb Fairywren, New Holland Honeyeater, Australian Magpie, Brown Thornbill, Striated Thornbill

Less Common Species:  Peaceful Dove, Buff-rumped Thornbill, White-throated Treecreeper

1 Department for Environment and Water. (2019). Protected Areas Information System. Property Summary Report. 30 March 2019. p. 13.  

 2 Government of South Australia (2001). National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 Section 28(2): Onkaparinga River National Park—Alteration of Boundaries. The South Australian Government Gazette 128: 4442. (11 October 2001).    

Updated: 13/08/2021


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