Hindmarsh Falls Recreation Reserve

Where is it?: Hindmarsh Falls Recreation Reserve is 16km N of Victor Harbor at the end of Hindmarsh Falls Road which runs south-west off the Hindmarsh Tiers Road to Myponga.

Owner: City of Victor Harbor

Property summary: Total area 16.29 hectares. Hundred of Encounter Bay – Section 680.

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

History: The Hindmarsh River and Hindmarsh Falls were named after the first governor of South Australia Rear-Admiral Sir John Hindmarsh KH RN. It was first proclaimed as a National Pleasure Resort on 12 January 1967.

Habitat: The habitat type is Woodland comprised of messmate stringy bark (Eucalyptus obliqua), South Australian blue gum (E. leucoxylon) and pink gum (E. fasciculosa). Understorey plants include heath tea-tree (Leptospermum myrsinoides), silky tea-tree (L. lanigerum), prickly tea-tree (L. continentale), loose-flower bush-pea (Pultenaea laxiflora) and common flat-pea (Platylobium obtusangulum).

Total Species Recorded to Date: 65 (non-passerines 26, passerines 39)

Common Species: White-throated Treecreeper, Superb Fairywren, Striated Thornbill, White-browed Scrubwren, Yellow-faced Honeyeater, Australian Golden Whistler

Less Common Species: Musk Lorikeet, White-naped Honeyeater, Brown-headed Honeyeater, Scarlet Robin, Mistletoebird