Mount Taylor Conservation Park

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Mount Taylor Conservation Park
South Australia
Mount Taylor Conservation Park is located in South Australia
Mount Taylor Conservation Park
Mount Taylor Conservation Park
Nearest town or cityVivonne Bay[2]
Coordinates35°55′48.1″S 137°3′8.1″E / 35.930028°S 137.052250°E / -35.930028; 137.052250Coordinates: 35°55′48.1″S 137°3′8.1″E / 35.930028°S 137.052250°E / -35.930028; 137.052250
Established1 January 1970 (1970-01-01)[3]
Area18 hectares (44 acres)[3]
Managing authoritiesDepartment for Environment and Water
See alsoProtected areas of South Australia

Mount Taylor Conservation Park is a protected area in the Australian state of South Australia located on Kangaroo Island in the gazetted locality of Newland.[2] It was dedicated in 1970 primarily for the conservation of the rare triggerplant Stylidium tepperianum.[4]


The conservation park has an area of 18 hectares (44 acres). It lies near the eastern end of Flinders Chase National Park, about 10 kilometres (6.2 miles) south-east of American River and 13 kilometres (8.1 miles) north-west of Vivonne Bay on the southern coast of the island. It encompasses Mount Taylor, a large rounded hill. The conservation park's vegetation is mostly an open scrubland and heath of Eucalyptus diversifolia, E. baxteri and E. cosmophylla, over Acacia myrtifolia and Pultenaea aceroa. It contains small patches of E. leucoxylon / E. cladocalyx woodland. Tepper's Triggerplant occurs in the understorey.[4][5]

The conservation park is classified as an IUCN Category III protected area.[1]

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  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 "Search result for "Mount Taylor Conservation Park" (Record no SA0047159) with the following layers selected - "Suburbs and Localities", "Place names (gazetteer)", "Road Labels" and "Development Plan Layers"". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Protected Areas Information System - reserve list (as of 16 July 2015)" (PDF). Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 3 August 2015.
  4. ^ a b Anon (1987). Conservation Parks of Kangaroo Island Management Plan (PDF). Adelaide: Department of Environment and Planning, South Australia. ISBN 0-7243-8983-0.
  5. ^ "Mount Taylor Conservation Park". Australian Heritage Database. Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, Australia. Retrieved 23 September 2012.

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