Mount Magnificent Conservation Park

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Mount Magnificent Conservation Park
South Australia
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The park at Easter 2007
Mount Magnificent Conservation Park is located in South Australia
Mount Magnificent Conservation Park
Mount Magnificent Conservation Park
Nearest town or city Mount Compass
Coordinates 35°18′27″S 138°40′50″E / 35.30750°S 138.68056°E / -35.30750; 138.68056Coordinates: 35°18′27″S 138°40′50″E / 35.30750°S 138.68056°E / -35.30750; 138.68056
Established 1 January 1967 (1967-01-01)[1]
Area 90 ha (222 acres)[1]
Managing authorities Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
Website Mount Magnificent Conservation Park
See also Protected areas of South Australia

Mount Magnificent Conservation Park is a protected area located in the Mount Lofty Ranges, South Australia, 58 km south of Adelaide. The park comprises 90 ha of remnant bushland. The major feature of the park is the 380m high Mount Magnificent.[2] There is a walking track running east - west through the park, as well as an easy trail to the top of Mount Magnificent. All of this track is part of the Heysen Trail and links Finniss Conservation Park to the east, and Kyeema Conservation Park to the northwest. The walk through the park requires moderate levels of fitness with valleys and rises. The last part to the Mt Magnificent Summit is particularly steep. The park is a good site to see Western Grey Kangaroos in a near native habitat.[3] The conservation park is classified as an IUCN Category III protected area.[4]

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. ^ Mount Magnificent Conservation Park Information Sheet Department for Environment and Heritage, Accessed 18/06/2013
  3. ^ Willunga - South Australia, SMH, 8 February 2004, Accessed 23/9/07
  4. ^ "Terrestrial Protected Areas of South Australia (see 'DETAIL' tab)". CAPAD 2012. Australian Government - Department of the Environment. 6 February 2014. Retrieved 6 February 2014.