Granite Island Recreation Park

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Granite Island Recreation Park
South Australia
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)[1]
20040610 Granite Island Causeway.jpg
Causeway leading to Granite Island from Victor Harbor
Granite Island Recreation Park is located in South Australia
Granite Island Recreation Park
Granite Island Recreation Park
Nearest town or cityVictor Harbor[2]
Coordinates35°33′51″S 138°37′49″E / 35.564100686°S 138.630228673°E / -35.564100686; 138.630228673Coordinates: 35°33′51″S 138°37′49″E / 35.564100686°S 138.630228673°E / -35.564100686; 138.630228673[1]
Established30 September 1999[3]
Area26 hectares (64 acres)[4]
Visitation700,000
Managing authoritiesDepartment for Environment and Water
WebsiteGranite Island Recreation Park
See alsoProtected areas of South Australia

Granite Island Recreation Park is a protected area including all of Granite Island which is about 0.6 kilometres (0.37 miles) south-east of Victor Harbor in South Australia and about 120 kilometres (75 miles) south of Adelaide. It is reported as being 'the most visited park in South Australia'.[5] It was proclaimed in 1999 under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 and is categorised as an IUCN Category IV protected area.[1][3]


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  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. ^ "Search results for 'Granite Island Conservation Park' with the following datasets selected – 'Suburbs and Localities', 'NPW and Conservation Properties' and 'Gazetteer'". Location SA Map Viewer. South Australian Government. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  3. ^ a b Evans, Iain (30 September 1999). "NATIONAL PARKS AND WILDLIFE ACT 1972 SECTION 34(1): CONSTITUTION OF GRANITE ISLAND RECREATION PARK" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. South Australian Government. p. 1341. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Protected Areas Information System Reserve List" (PDF). Government of South Australia. 9 March 2018. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Granite Island Recreation Park". Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 27 July 2014.

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