Eric Bonython Conservation Park

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Eric Bonython Conservation Park
South Australia
Eric Bonython Conservation Park is located in South Australia
Eric Bonython Conservation Park
Eric Bonython Conservation Park
Nearest town or cityYankalilla
Coordinates35°36′3.24″S 138°19′48″E / 35.6009000°S 138.33000°E / -35.6009000; 138.33000Coordinates: 35°36′3.24″S 138°19′48″E / 35.6009000°S 138.33000°E / -35.6009000; 138.33000
Established1 January 1960 (1960-01-01)[2]
Area6 hectares (15 acres)[2]
Visitation"very few visitors" (in 2009)[3]
Managing authoritiesDepartment for Environment and Water
See alsoProtected areas of South Australia

Eric Bonython Conservation Park (formerly Eric Bonython National Parks Reserve) is a protected area in South Australia located about 16 kilometres (9.9 miles) south of the town of the Yankalilla.[4]

The conservation park was proclaimed under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 in 1972.[2] On 9 November 1967, it was proclaimed under the National Parks Act 1966 as Eric Bonython National Parks Reserve.[5]Prior to 1967, it was already under statutory protection."[4]

As of 2011, the conservation park was described as being "a fine, but small, example of the pre-European settlement vegetation that once covered this area." The conservation park contains a dominant forest of Messmate Stringybark with an understorey including "tall shrubs and mid ferns" as well as the nationally endangered perennial herb, Osborn's Eyebright.[3]

The conservation park is classified as an IUCN Category Ia protected area.[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 c "Protected Areas Information System - reserve list (as of 16 July 2015)" (PDF). Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 3 August 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Reserves of the South-western Fleurieu Peninsula Fire Management Plan" (PDF). Department of Environment and Heritage. 2009. pp. 13 & 59. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 3 August 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Search for feature SA0022726 (Eric Bonython Conservation Park)". Department of Planning Transport and Infrastructure. Retrieved 3 August 2015.
  5. ^ Walsh, Frank (9 November 1967). "NATIONAL PARKS ACT, 1966: VARIOUS NATIONAL PARKS NAMED" (PDF). South Australian Government Gazette. South Australian Government. p. 2043. Retrieved 17 March 2018.

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