Newland Head Conservation Park

Where is it?: Newland Head Conservation Park is on Fleurieu Peninsula between Cape Jervis and Victor Harbor, 14km SW of Encounter Bay.

Owner: Department of the Environment, Water and Natural Resources

Property summary: Total area 1167 hectares. Hundred of Waitpinga – Sections 378-400, 1376-1381, Allotment 1 (Deposited Plan 31596), Allotments 1-4 (Deposited Plan 23229), Allotment 22 (Deposited Plan 56999), Allotment 40 (Deposited Plan 5700), Allotment 11 (Deposited Plan 57803), Allotment 48 (Deposited Plan 57804), Allotment 100 and 101 (Deposited Plan 67254), Allotment 100 (Deposited Plan 67809).

Natural Resources Management Region: Natural Resources Adelaide Mount Lofty Ranges

History: The park was first proclaimed on 7 November 1985 as Newland Head Conservation Park. Allotment 1 (Deposited Plan 31596) was added on 19 December 1991, Allotments 1-4 (Deposited Plan 23229), Allotment A (3212) and Section 378 on 6 August 1992, Allotment 22 (Deposited Plan 56999), Allotment 40 (Deposited Plan 5700), Allotment 11 (Deposited Plan 57803), Allotment 48 (Deposited Plan 57804), Allotment 100 and 101 (Deposited Plan 67254), Allotment 100 (Deposited Plan 67809) and Sections 399 and 400 on 17 June 2010.

Habitat: The park is dominated by Coastal White Mallee (Eucalyptus diversifolia), Cup Gum (E. cosmophylla) and Pink Gum (E. fasciculosa) association. found on the dunes at Waitpinga and inland from Parsons Head. In the north west part of the park is a Pink Gum and South Australian Blue Gum (E. leucoxylon) association covering approximately 30% of the park. Other canopy species include Drooping Sheoak (Allocasuarina verticillata), Brown Stringybark (E. baxteri) and Coast Wattle (Acacia longifolia var. sophorae). 

More information: DEWNR

Total Species Recorded to Date: 186 (non-passerines 115, passerines 71)

Common Species: Superb Fairywren, New Holland Honeyeater, Red Wattlebird, White-browed Scrubwren, Grey Shrikethrush, Welcome Swallow

Less Common Species: Straw-necked Ibis, Black-shouldered Kite, Laughing Kookaburra, Tawny-crowned Honeyeater, Beautiful Firetail

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