Althorpe Islands Conservation Park

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Althorpe Islands Conservation Park
South Australia
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Althorpe Islands
Althorpe Islands Conservation Park is located in South Australia
Althorpe Islands Conservation Park
Althorpe Islands Conservation Park
Nearest town or cityStenhouse Bay
Coordinates35°21′57.4632″S 136°51′58.7412″E / 35.365962000°S 136.866317000°E / -35.365962000; 136.866317000Coordinates: 35°21′57.4632″S 136°51′58.7412″E / 35.365962000°S 136.866317000°E / -35.365962000; 136.866317000
Established16 March 1967[2]
Area1.63 km2 (0.6 sq mi)[2]
Managing authoritiesDepartment for Environment and Water
See alsoProtected areas of South Australia

Althorpe Islands Conservation Park is a protected area in the Australian state of South Australia occupying the Althorpe Islands, Haystack Island and Seal Island in Investigator Strait near the town of Stenhouse Bay. The conservation park was proclaimed in 1972 following the enactment of the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 with the protection initially applying to the Western Islets in the Althorpe Islands, Haystack Island and Seal Island with Althorpe Island itself was not added until 1997. The purpose of the conservation park is ‘to protect important wildlife habitat, particularly for sea-bird populations’. It is classified as an IUCN Category Ia protected area.[3][1]


  1. ^ a b "Terrestrial Protected Areas of South Australia (refer 'DETAIL' tab )". CAPAD 2016. Australian Government, Department of the Environment (DoE). 2016. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Protected Areas Information System - reserve list (as of 17 Feb 2014)" (PDF). Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources. p. 7. Retrieved 26 March 2014.
  3. ^ Management Plan - Althorpe Islands, Goose Island and Troubridge Island Conservation Parks (PDF). Adelaide: Department of Environment & Heritage. 2009. pp. 1, 2 & 4. ISBN 978-1-921466-76-2.

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