Cape Gantheaume Conservation Park

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Cape Gantheaume Conservation Park
Murray Lagoon.jpg
Murray Lagoon seen from the Bald Hill lookout
Cape Gantheaume Conservation Park is located in South Australia
Cape Gantheaume Conservation Park
Cape Gantheaume Conservation Park
State South Australia
Nearest town or city Kingscote
Coordinates 35°55′5″S 137°25′13″E / 35.91806°S 137.42028°E / -35.91806; 137.42028Coordinates: 35°55′5″S 137°25′13″E / 35.91806°S 137.42028°E / -35.91806; 137.42028
Area 4,213 ha (10,410 acres)[1]
Established 1 January 1971[1]
Managing authorities Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
Official site Official site

Cape Gantheaume Conservation Park is located on Kangaroo Island, South Australia. Attractions include Murray Lagoon and D'Estrees Bay. The park also includes Pelorus Islet offshore, 7km southeast of Cape Gantheaume.[2]

Extent[edit]

As of 1993, the conservation park consists of the three following areas: a parcel of land on the west side of D'Estrees Bay, a parcel of land including both Murray’s Lagoon and the land to its immediate south and Pelorus Islet, about 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) east south-east of Cape Gantheaume.[citation needed]

History[edit]

The conservation park was first dedicated as a protected area in 1971 and then again in 1972 following the enactment of the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972. In 1993, a large portion of the conservation park was excised and proclaimed as the Cape Gantheaume Wilderness Protection Area.[3][4]

Visitor services[edit]

Camping facilities are available at both Murray Lagoon and D'Estrees Bay.[5] As of 2009, four dedicated walking trails are available at both Murray Lagoon and D'Estrees Bay. These are qualified as being ‘easy’, ‘even surfaced…’ and ‘suitable for small children’.[6][7][8]



References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Protected Areas Information System - reserve list (as of 17 Feb 2014)". Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 27 March 2014. 
  2. ^ Property Location Browser V2 Government of South Australia, South Australia. Accessed 2014-02-27.
  3. ^ Wilderness Advisory Committee Annual Report 2012-13. September 2013. p. 15. ISSN 1832-9357. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 
  4. ^ Management Plan, Seal Bay and Cape Gantheaume Conservation Parks, Kangaroo Island, South Australia. 1977. pp. 13–14. Retrieved 13 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Fees for Cape Gantheaume Conservation Park". Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 13 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "Parks of Kangaroo Island Visitor Information". Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. pp. 29–32. Retrieved 13 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "Cape Gantheaume CP - Tadpole Cove Walk". Office for Recreation & Sport. Retrieved 13 May 2014. 
  8. ^ "Cape Gantheaume CP - Timber Creek Walk". Office for Recreation & Sport. Retrieved 13 May 2014.