Finniss Conservation Park

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Finniss Conservation Park
South Australia
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Finniss in Easter 2007
Finniss Conservation Park is located in South Australia
Finniss Conservation Park
Finniss Conservation Park
Nearest town or city Mount Compass
Coordinates 35°19′12″S 138°41′37″E / 35.32000°S 138.69361°E / -35.32000; 138.69361Coordinates: 35°19′12″S 138°41′37″E / 35.32000°S 138.69361°E / -35.32000; 138.69361
Established 29 January 1976[1]
Area 123 hectares (300 acres)[1]
Managing authorities Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
See also Protected areas of South Australia

Finniss Conservation Park is a protected area located in the Mount Lofty Ranges, South Australia near the town of Mount Compass. This park is close to Mount Magnificent Conservation Park and has the Heysen Trail running along its western side. This is the only walking track through the park.[2]

Vegetation varies from open woodlands to pasture. Views over the Finniss Valley can be obtained from a high, rocky plateau on the western side of the park.[2] The conservation park is classified as an IUCN Category III protected area.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Protected Areas Information System - reserve list (as of 25 November 2014)". Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 8 January 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Finniss Conservation Park, Department for Environment and Heritage Information Sheet, Accessed 24/4/07
  3. ^ "Terrestrial Protected Areas of South Australia (see 'DETAIL' tab)". CAPAD 2012. Australian Government - Department of the Environment. 6 February 2014. Retrieved 6 February 2014.