Mount Scott Conservation Park

Where is it?: Mount Scott C.P. is located 22 km east of Kingston SE. A car park and access to the park is off Mount Scott Road.

Owner: Department of the Environment, Water and Natural Resources

Property summary: Total area 1267 hectares. Hundred of Murrabinna – Section 71

Natural Resources Management Region: Natural Resources South East

History: The park was proclaimed on 9 November 1972.

Habitat: The park is located on part of the South East relict beach dunes which run north west and south east. These ranges are usually less than 30 m high, and are approximately parallel to the present coastline.

There are a variety of vegetation types present in the Park. The flats bordering Reedy Creek are dominated by River Red Gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis), while the central limestone ridge supports South Australian Blue Gum (E. leucoxylon) and Pink Gum (E. fasciculosa). The eastern range is more sandy, and tends to be dominated by mallee vegetation. Outcrops of South Australian Swamp Paper-bark (Melaleuca halmaturorum) and mallee honey-myrtle (M. neglecta) occur on the calcareous flats.

More information: DEWNR

Total Species Recorded to Date: 136 (non-passerines 65, passerines 71)

Common Species: Malleefowl, Galah, Eastern Rosella, New Holland Honeyeater, Grey Shrikethrush, White-browed Babbler, Silvereye

Less Common Species: Painted Buttonquail, Cockatiel, Blue-winged Parrot, Crested Bellbird, Hooded

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