Sturt Gorge Recreation Park

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Sturt Gorge

The Sturt Gorge Recreation Park is located in Bellevue Heights, South Australia and is recognised as an area of great geological significance. It channels the Sturt River down to the Adelaide Plains. The park is 13 km south of Adelaide and was established in 1973.

The Sturt Tillite formation was the first area in the world to provide definite evidence of Cryogenian glaciation (the Snowball Earth). It is hypothesised that the landform was created from glacial material that dropped from ice floating in the ocean which covered the area 800 million years ago.[1]

All kinds of fires are prohibited in the park.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Sturt Gorge Recreation Park". Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 16 August 2014.