Cape Gantheaume Wilderness Protection Area

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Cape Gantheaume Wilderness Protection Area
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
Cape Gantheaume Wilderness Protection Area is located in South Australia
Cape Gantheaume Wilderness Protection Area
Cape Gantheaume Wilderness Protection Area
State South Australia
Nearest town or city Kingscote
Coordinates 36°0′32″S 137°28′28″E / 36.00889°S 137.47444°E / -36.00889; 137.47444Coordinates: 36°0′32″S 137°28′28″E / 36.00889°S 137.47444°E / -36.00889; 137.47444
Area 20,099 hectares (49,670 acres)[1]
Established 15 October 1993[1]
Managing authorities Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (South Australia)
Official site Official site

Cape Gantheaume Wilderness Protection Area is a protected area located on the south coast of Kangaroo Island in South Australia about 40 km (25 mi) south west of Kingscote. It was established in 1993 on land previously part of the Cape Gantheaume Conservation Park.

Wilderness qualities[edit]

The following qualities have been identified by the government agency managing the wilderness protection area:[2]

The area is prime coastal wilderness with high ecological and aesthetic integrity. It is undulating country that has an excellent cover of mallee vegetation and diverse coastal landscapes with high scenic and habitat value. Wilderness quality is evaluated as high in all of the Wilderness Protection Area except a narrow strip on the east coast where it is affected to a minor extent by the presence of a rough track along the eastern coastline.


  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. ^ Wilderness Advisory Committee Annual Report 2012-13. September 2013. p. 15. ISSN 1832-9357. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 

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