Horsnell Gully Conservation Park

Where is it?: Horsnell Gully Conservation Park consists 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 for Environment and Water.

Property summary: Total area 137 hectares. Hundred of Adelaide – Sections 609, 618 and 1185.

Landscape Management Region: Hills and Fleurieu

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

Updated: 25/07/2021