Canunda National Park

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Canunda National Park
IUCN category VI (protected area with sustainable use of natural resources)
Canunda National Park is located in South Australia
Canunda National Park
Canunda National Park
State South Australia
Nearest town or city Millicent
Coordinates 37°42′56″S 140°16′59″E / 37.71556°S 140.28306°E / -37.71556; 140.28306Coordinates: 37°42′56″S 140°16′59″E / 37.71556°S 140.28306°E / -37.71556; 140.28306
Area 96.27 km2 (37.2 sq mi)[1]
Established 20 August 1959 (1959-08-20)[1]
Managing authorities Department for Environment and Heritage
Website Canunda National Park
See also Protected areas of South Australia

Canunda is a national park in South Australia (Australia). It is 350 km (220 mi) southeast of Adelaide, on the coast about 13 km (8.1 mi) southwest of Millicent. It consists of coastal dunes, limestone cliffs, and natural bushland. The beaches can be dangerous, but are popular for beach fishing.[2]

Much of the park is accessible only to four wheel drive vehicles and walkers.

From as far back as 10,000 years ago, members of the Boandik group of Indigenous Australians lived in temporary camps along the coast during summer, and for the rest of the year they lived near inland swamps in relatively permanent huts (wurlas).

The northern end of the park was once part of Mayurra Station. The remnants of Canunda's pastoral history can be seen at Coola Outstation.

The park's office is located in the town of Southend at the northernmost end of the park.

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  1. ^ a b "CAPAD 2012 South Australia Summary (see 'DETAIL' tab)". CAPAD 2012. Australian Government - Department of the Environment. 6 February 2014. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Parks SA, retrieved 25 January 2013

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