Yumbarra Conservation Park
|Yumbarra Conservation Park
|Nearest town or city||Ceduna|
|Area||3,211.27 km2 (1,239.9 sq mi)|
|Managing authorities||Department for Environment and Heritage|
|Official site||Yumbarra Conservation Park|
|See also||Protected areas of South Australia|
The Yumbarra Conservation Park is a Conservation Park in South Australia, 30 km north of Ceduna. To the north it borders Yellabinna Regional Reserve, to the east Pureba Conservation Park. The reserve is outside of the dingo fence, which borders it in the south. Therefore it is situated in the area, where dingoes are tolerated. Other animals in the Park include southern hairy-nosed wombats, malleefowls, sandhill dunnarts and kangaroos.
The name 'Yumbarra' comes from a protruding rock hole in the area. When it rains, the rock fills with water, turning into a temporary water hole for the area's wildlife. This particular feature of the rock makes it an important site for birds, and thus bird watching.
The arid landscape is characterized by rolling sand dunes. The famous Googs Track, a 120 kilometre long 4 wheel drive road, goes through the Park heading to Yellabinna in the north towards Googs Lake. A few walking trails follow the Googs Track.
The Yumbarra Conservation Park is an important habitat for some of Australia's most endangered wildlife species, such as the Malleefowl and Sandhill dunnart. The park is also home to kangaroos, wombats and dingoes.
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