Dudley Conservation Park

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Dudley Conservation Park
South Australia
Dudley Conservation Park is located in South Australia
Dudley Conservation Park
Dudley Conservation Park
Nearest town or cityKingscote
Coordinates35°49′00″S 137°52′00″E / 35.81667°S 137.86667°E / -35.81667; 137.86667Coordinates: 35°49′00″S 137°52′00″E / 35.81667°S 137.86667°E / -35.81667; 137.86667[1]
Established1 January 1970[2]
Area1,768 hectares (4,370 acres) [2]
Managing authoritiesDepartment for Environment and Water
See alsoProtected areas of South Australia

Dudley Conservation Park is a protected area in South Australia on the Dudley Peninsula on Kangaroo Island. It was dedicated in 1970 to conserve Kangaroo Island Narrow-leaved Mallee.[3]


The conservation park has an area of 1,768 hectares (4,370 acres).[2] It lies on the Dudley Peninsula on the eastern end of the island, about 10 km (6.2 mi)m south-east of American River and 12 km (7.5 mi) south-west of Penneshaw. The conservation park's vegetation is mostly an open scrub of Eucalyptus diversifolia and E. rugosa, with E. cneorifolia (the KI Narrow-leaved Mallee for which the park was dedicated) only occurring as an infrequent sub-dominant. There are limestone ridges and sandhill country in the south-eastern corner.[3] The conservation park is classified as an IUCN Category Ia protected area.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "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 c "Protected Areas Information System - reserve list (as of 17 Feb 2014)" (PDF). Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 27 March 2014.
  3. ^ 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.

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