Kellidie Bay Conservation Park

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Kellidie Bay Conservation Park
South Australia
Kellidie Bay Conservation Park, 2017.jpg
Kellidie Bay Conservation Park is located in South Australia
Kellidie Bay Conservation Park
Kellidie Bay Conservation Park
Nearest town or city Coffin Bay[1]
Coordinates 34°36′32″S 135°31′56″E / 34.60889°S 135.53222°E / -34.60889; 135.53222Coordinates: 34°36′32″S 135°31′56″E / 34.60889°S 135.53222°E / -34.60889; 135.53222
Established 1 January 1958[2]
Area 17.84 km2 (6.9 sq mi)[2]
Managing authorities Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
See also Protected areas of South Australia

Kellidie Bay Conservation Park (formerly Kellidie Bay National Park) is a protected area in the Australian state of South Australia located on the west coast of Eyre Peninsula immediately east of the town centre in Coffin Bay and immediately adjoining the south coast of Kellidie Bay in the localities of Coffin Bay, Kellidie Bay and Wangary.[1]

It was reported as being proclaimed as early as 1954 in order ‘to conserve wildlife and the natural and historic features of the land.’ On 9 November 1967, it was proclaimed under the National Parks Act 1966 as the Kellidie Bay National Park. On 27 April 1972, it was reconstituted as Kellidie Bay Conservation Park upon the proclamation of the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972.[3][4][5] As of 2016, it covered an area of 17.84 square kilometres (6.89 sq mi).[2]

In 1980, the conservation park was described as follows:[6]

…consists of low limestone ridges with a cover of black tea tree (Melaleuca lanceolata) and she-oak (Casuarina stricta) woodland. Near the coast there are flat moist areas with much cutting grass (Gahnia spp.). Western grey kangaroos and emus shelter in the high ground and feed on the lower flats. Tiger snakes and Cape Barren geese also occur here.

The following statement of significance was published in 1980: [6]

Kellidie Bay Conservation Park preserves a representative area of Casuarina stricta, Melaleuca lanceolata woodland and Gahnia spp. herbland. It is a very picturesque area and a popular tourist attraction. The uncommon white-breasted sea-eagle and osprey occur here.

The conservation park is classified as an IUCN Category Ia protected area.[7] In 1980, it was listed on the now-defunct Register of the National Estate.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Search results for 'Kellidie Bay Conservation Park' with the following datasets selected - 'suburbs and localities', 'Hundreds', 'NPW and Conservation Reserve Boundaries' and 'Gazetteer'". Location SA Map Viewer. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 
  2. ^ a b c "Protected Areas Information System Reserve List" (PDF). Government of South Australia. 14 December 2016. Retrieved 27 December 2017. 
  3. ^ "No. 56 of 1972 (National Parks and Wildlife Act, 1972)". The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia: 660 & 700. 27 April 1972. Retrieved 27 February 2018. 
  4. ^ "Parks of the Coffin Bay Area Management Plan" (PDF). Department for Environment and Heritage. 2004. p. 8. Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  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. 
  6. ^ a b c "Kellidie Bay Conservation Park - listing on the now-defunct Register of the National Estate (Place ID 6698)". Australian Heritage Database. Department of the Environment. 21 October 1980. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 
  7. ^ "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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