Myponga Conservation Park

Where is it?: Myponga Conservation Park is situated about 10km S of Myponga. Access to the southern boundary is available off James Track. The Heysen Trail traverses through the park.

Owner: Department for Environment and Water.

Property summary: Total area 167 hectares. Hundred of Myponga , Sections 269 and 270

Landscape Management Region: Hills and Fleurieu

History: This park was proclaimed on 17 February 1997.

Habitat: Several habitats occur within the park:

  • Open Forest Over Wet Heaths in the gullies – messmate stringybark (Eucalyptus obliqua) and cup gum (E. cosmophylla)  over prickly tea-tree (Leptospermum continentale) and heath tea-tree (L. mysinoides).
  • Low Very Open Woodland – cup gum (E. cosmophylla) and pink gum (E. fasciculosa) over cranberry heath (Astroloma humifusum) and common fringe-myrtle (Calytrix tetragona)

Total Species Recorded to Date: 68 (non-passerines 26, passerines 42)

Common Species: Crescent Honeyeater, New Holland Honeyeater, Australian Golden Whistler, Scarlet Robin, Grey Shrikethrush

Less Common Species: Red Wattlebird, Magpielark, Jacky Winter, Hooded Robin

Updated: 26/07/2021