South Port Noarlunga Dunes

Where is it?: This reserve preserves the sand dunes along the Onkaparinga Estuary from Saltfleet Bridge to the sea. Car parking is available adjacent to Saltfleet Road Bridge and along Weatherald Terrace opposite the Southport Surf Life Saving Club. It can be accessed by Bus Routes 745 or 747 from the Noarlunga Centre Interchange (Seaford Circuit: Stop 74 on Saltfleet Road).

Owner: City of Onkaparinga

Property summary: Total area of 31 hectares. Hundred of Willunga – Allotment 2 (Plan 67564), Section 1621

Natural Resources Management Region: Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges

Habitat: The remnant vegetation includes Coastal Daisy (Olearia axillaris) shrubland. The reserve includes an area of low lying samphire along the eastern shores of the Onkaparinga River.

Total Species Recorded to Date: 82 (non-passerines 52, passerines 30)

Common Species: Australian White Ibis, White-faced Heron, Little Pied Cormorant, Silver Gull, *Feral Pigeon, *Spotted Dove, Singing Honeyeater, Little Raven, *Common Starling, *House Sparrow

Less Common Species: Yellow-billed Spoonbill, Marsh Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Eastern Osprey, Sacred Kingfisher

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