Mount Magnificent Conservation Park

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Mount Magnificent Conservation Park
South Australia
The conservation park at Easter 2007
Mount Magnificent Conservation Park is located in South Australia
Mount Magnificent Conservation Park
Mount Magnificent Conservation Park
Nearest town or city Mount Compass
Coordinates 35°18′27″S 138°40′50″E / 35.30750°S 138.68056°E / -35.30750; 138.68056Coordinates: 35°18′27″S 138°40′50″E / 35.30750°S 138.68056°E / -35.30750; 138.68056
Established 1 January 1967 (1967-01-01)[1]
Area 90 ha (222 acres)[1]
Managing authorities Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
See also Protected areas of South Australia

Mount Magnificent Conservation Park is a protected area in the Australian state of South Australia located in the Mount Lofty Ranges about 58 kilometres (36 mi) south of the state capital of Adelaide. It is located within the gazetted locality of Mount Magnificent.[2]

The conservation park consists of 90 hectares (220 acres) of remnant bushland. The major feature of the conservation park is the 380 metres (1,250 ft) high Mount Magnificent.[3] There is a walking track running east–west through the conservation park, as well as an easy trail to the top of Mount Magnificent. All of this track is part of the Heysen Trail and links Finniss Conservation Park to the east, and Kyeema Conservation Park to the northwest. The walk through the conservation park requires moderate levels of fitness with valleys and rises. The last part to the Mt Magnificent Summit is particularly steep. The conservation park is a good site to see Western Grey Kangaroos in a near native habitat.[4]

The conservation park is classified as an IUCN Category III protected area.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Protected Areas Information System - reserve list (as of 25 November 2014)" (PDF). Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 8 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Search result for "Mount Magnificent (Locality Bounded)" (SA0050031) with the following layers selected - “Suburbs and Localities” and “Local Government Areas”". Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure. Retrieved 26 April 2016. 
  3. ^ Mount Magnificent Conservation Park Information Sheet Department for Environment and Heritage, Accessed 18/06/2013
  4. ^ Willunga - South Australia, SMH, 8 February 2004, Accessed 23/9/07
  5. ^ "Terrestrial Protected Areas of South Australia (see 'DETAIL' tab)". CAPAD 2012. Australian Government - Department of the Environment. 6 February 2014. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 

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