Mount Remarkable National Park – Alligator Gorge

Where is it?: The Alligator Gorge section of Mount Remarkable National Park is located 10km south of Wilmington. Access is from Horrocks Highway between Melrose and Wilmington.

Alligator Gorge entrance
Mt Remarkable NP Entrance sign

Owner: Department for Environment and Water

Property summary: Total area 5740 hectares. Hundred of Winninowie – Sections 125, 139 and 176, Allotments 9 (Deposited Plan 30258), 10 (Deposited Plan 29606) and Allotment 13 (Deposited Plan 30259), Hundred of Gregory – Section 392, 393, 399, 402. 

Natural Resources Management Region: Natural Resources Northern and Yorke

History: Section 176 was proclaimed as Alligator Gorge National Park on 9 November 1967 and on 27 April 1972 the area was proclaimed as part of the Mount Remarkable National Park. Section 139 was added on 19 September 1974, Allotments 9, 10, 13 and Sections 125, 392, 393 and 402 on 4 November 1993.

Eucalyptus woodland
Habitat

Habitat: Some of the habitats found in the section are:

  • Woodland – River Red Gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) +/- White Cypress-pine (Callitris glaucophylla)
  • Woodland -Peppermint Box (E. odorata), Drooping Sheaoak (Allocasuarina verticillata), White Cypress-pine and Golden Wattle (Acacia pycnantha)

More information: (1) DEW  (2) DEW

Total Species Recorded to Date: 102 (non-passerines 48, passerines 54)

Common Species: Laughing Kookaburra, Brown-headed Honeyeater, Yellow-faced Honeyeater, Inland Thornbill, Weebill, Grey Fantail, Silvereye

Less Common Species: Painted Buttonquail, Rainbow Lorikeet, Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater, Jacky Winter, Black-capped Sittella

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