Winninowie Conservation Park

Where is it?: Winninowie Conservation Park is between Port Pirie and Port Augusta along the coast between Highway No. 1 (Augusta / Princess Highway) and Spencer Gulf for about 23km.

Owner: Department of the Environment, Water and Natural Resources

Property summary: Total area 7855 hectares. Hundred of Winninowie – Sections 11, 71-105, 134, 138, 152, 201, 202, 206, 210, 217, 219, Allotments 303, 306 and 307 (Deposited Plan 22473), Allotments 50 and 51  (Deposited Plan 31611) and Allotment 50 ( (Filed Plan 34538)

Natural Resources Management Region: Natural Resources Northern and Yorke

History: This park was proclaimed on 15 March 1990. Allotments 50 and 51 (DP31611) were added on 19 December 1991 and Allotment 50 (FP34538) on 19 September 1996.

Habitat: There are a number of habitats within the park

  • Low Woodland – Grey Mangrove (Avicennia marina var. resinifera)
  • Low Open Shrubland – Samphire (Tecticornia halocnemoides) and (T. indica ssp. leiostachya
  • Open Shrubland – Marsh Saltbush (Atriplex paludosa) and Nitre-bush (Nitraria billardierei)
  • Open Shrubland – Black Bluebush (Maireana pyramidata)
  • Open Shrubland – Bladder Saltbush, Bluebush spp. (Maireana spp.) and Australian Boxthorn (Lycium australe) with Bluebush Daisy (Cratystylis conocephala) and Sea Box (Alyxia buxifolia)
  • Tall Shrubland – Umbrella Bush (Acacia ligulata)
  • Tall Shrubland – Common Boobialla (Myoporum insulare)
  • Low Shrubland – Bladder Saltbush (A. vesicaria
  • Tree Mallee – Beaked Red Mallee (Eucalytus socialis), Red Mallee (E. oleosa) and Yorrell (E. gracilis)
  • Shrubland – Narrow-leaved Fuchsia Bush (Eremophila alternifolia)

More information: DEWNR

Total Species Recorded to Date: 114 (non-passerines 70, passerines 44)

Common Species: Red-capped Plover, Crested Pigeon, White-winged Fairywren, Yellow-throated Miner, Singing Honeyeater, Grey Butcherbird, 

Less Common Species: Eastern Barn Owl, Budgerigar, Tawny-crowned Honeyeater, Orange Chat, Magpielark, Red-capped Robin,

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