Nepean Bay Conservation Park

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This article is about the conservation park in South Australia. For the bay in South Australia, see Nepean Bay. For the settlement, see Nepean Bay, South Australia. For other uses, see Nepean.
Nepean Bay Conservation Park
South Australia
Nepean Bay Conservation Park is located in South Australia
Nepean Bay Conservation Park
Nepean Bay Conservation Park
Nearest town or city Kingscote[1]
Coordinates 35°44′00″S 137°37′30″E / 35.73333°S 137.62500°E / -35.73333; 137.62500Coordinates: 35°44′00″S 137°37′30″E / 35.73333°S 137.62500°E / -35.73333; 137.62500
Established 11 July 1974[1]
Area 32 ha (79 acres)[1]
Managing authorities Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
See also Protected areas of South Australia

Nepean Bay Conservation Park is a small nature reserve on Kangaroo Island, South Australia. It was dedicated in 1974 for the protection of flora and fauna, and is the only reserved area of coastal sandplain on the island.[2]


The park has an area of 32 ha (79 acres).[1] Featuring deep calcareous sands, it lies on the southern shoreline of Western Cove in Nepean Bay, about 9 km (5.6 mi)south of Kingscote. The park's vegetation is mostly an open scrub of Eucalyptus diversifolia and Callitris preissii with areas of low shrubland, tussock sedgeland and Allocasuarina verticillata low open forest. Other significant plant species include Melaleuca halmaturorum, Acacia sophorae and Leucopogon parviflorus. There is a nesting colony of fairy terns on the coast adjacent to the park. tammar wallabies are common.[2][3]


  1. ^ a b c d "Protected Areas Information System - reserve list (as of 17 Feb 2014)" (PDF). Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources. p. 5. Retrieved 26 March 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Anon (1987). Conservation Parks of Kangaroo Island Management Plan (PDF). Adelaide: Department of Environment and Planning, South Australia. ISBN 0-7243-8983-0. 
  3. ^ "Nepean Bay Conservation Park". Australian Heritage Database. Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, Australia. Retrieved 2012-09-23.