Horsnell Gully Conservation Park

Where is it?: The park is 137 hectares of steep gullies and wooded hillsides and is east of Skye towards Ashton. Access is via Horsnell Gully Road which runs off the Old Norton Summit Road at Skye.

Owner: Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resouces. more information


History: The park was first proclaimed on 1 January 1947. Horsnell Gully, including the Giles section, was set aside as a conservation park in 1964 to conserve vegetation associations of the Hills Face Zone.

Habitat: The vegetation of this park is similar to that in Giles Conservation Park which was originally the eastern section of Horsnell Gully C.P.

Common Species: Adelaide Rosella, Rainbow Lorikeet, White-throated Treecreeper, Superb Fairywren, New Holland Honeyeater, Crescent Honeyeater, White-naped Honeyeater, Yellow-faced Honeyeater, Black-winged Currawong, Silvereye

Less Common Species: Painted Buttonquail, Purple-crowned Lorikeet, White-winged Chough, Hooded Robin