Telowie Gorge Conservation Park

Where is it?: Telowie Gorge Conservation Park is located 25km NE of Port Pirie in the Southern Flinders Ranges.

Telowie Gorge Conservation ParkOwner: Department for Environment and Water.

Property summary: Total area 1967 hectares. Hundred of Telowie – Sections 328, 439, 491 and 5151.

Landscape Management Region: Northern and Yorke

History: Sections 439 and 491 were proclaimed on 3 September 19702 as Telowie Gorge National Park. This was re-proclaimed as Telowie Gorge Conservation Park on 27 April 19723. Sections 328 and 515 were added on 13 September 20184.

Habitat:The gorge and its diverse landforms have been created by Telowie Creek, which over time has cut a deep gorge through the range. Habitats found in the park include: Telowie Conservation Park

  • Grassy Woodland with Sugar Gum (Eucalyptus cladocalyx), Long-leaf Box (E. goniocalyx) and Drooping Sheoak (Allocasuarina verticillata) over Dog Wattle (Acacia ), Golden Wattle (A. pycnantha) and Cranberry Heath (Astroloma humifusum).
  • Hummock Grassy Woodland with Ribbed White Mallee (Eucalypus percostata) and Drooping Sheoak over spinifex (Triodia sp.)
  • Woodland with River Red Gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis)4

More information: NPWSSA

Total Species Recorded to Date: 105 (non-passerines 43, passerines 62)

Common Species: Purple-backed Fairywren, Singing Honeyeater, Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater, Grey Shrikethrush, Silvereye

Less Common Species: Painted Buttonquail, Spotted Nightjar, Red-backed Kingfisher, Grey-fronted Honeyeater, White-winged Triller


 1 Department for Environment and Water. (2019). Protected Areas Information System. Property Summary Report. 30 March 2019. p. 40.  

 2 Government of South Australia. National Parks Act, 1966: Hundred of Telowie—Telowie Gorge National Park. The South Australian Government Gazette. 39: 1014. (3 September 1970). 

 3 National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972. (SA). sch 4: 3. 

  4 Government of South Australia. National Parks and Wildlife (Telowie Gorge Conservation Park) Proclamation 2018 under section 29(3) of the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972. The South Australian Government Gazette. 71: 4278. (13 December 2018). 

 5 Brandle, R. (2001). A Biological Survey of the Flinders Ranges, South Australia 1997-1999. Biodiversity Survey and Monitoring, National Parks and Wildlife, South Australia, Department for Environment and Heritage. 

Updated: 28/07/2021


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