Giles Conservation Park

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Giles Conservation Park
South Australia
Giles Conservation Park is located in South Australia
Giles Conservation Park
Giles Conservation Park
Nearest town or city Adelaide
Coordinates 34°56′4.405″S 138°43′21.19″E / 34.93455694°S 138.7225528°E / -34.93455694; 138.7225528Coordinates: 34°56′4.405″S 138°43′21.19″E / 34.93455694°S 138.7225528°E / -34.93455694; 138.7225528
Established 30 September 2007[1]
Area 1.09 km2 (0.4 sq mi)[1]
Managing authorities Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
Website Giles Conservation Park
See also Protected areas of South Australia

Giles Conservation Park is a protected area in the Australian state of South Australia located approximately 10 km (6.2 mi) east of the state capital of Adelaide. It was declared in 2007 and has an area of 109 ha (270 acres).[1] Previously, the land was the eastern portion of the Horsnell Gully Conservation Park. It was named after the family of Charles Giles who is reported as being a pioneer in the fields of horticulture and floriculture in South Australia.[2]

The conservation park features remnant native vegetation and native animals such as Western grey kangaroos and koalas. It features one walking trail that is part of the Mount Lofty to Norton Summit portion of the Heysen and Yurrebilla trails. The official brochure suggests that the conservation park offers ‘excellent opportunities for bushwalking, birdwatching, photography, painting and nature study."[2]

The conservation park is classified as an IUCN Category III protected area.[3]

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  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ a b "Horsnell Gully Conservation Park and Giles Conservation Park (brochure, revised October 2010)" (PDF). Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "CAPAD 2012 South Australia Summary (see 'DETAIL' tab)". CAPAD 2012. Australian Government - Department of the Environment. 6 February 2014. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 

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