Nepean Bay Conservation Park

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Nepean Bay Conservation Park
South Australia
Nepean Bay Conservation Park is located in South Australia
Nepean Bay Conservation Park
Nepean Bay Conservation Park
Nearest town or city Kingscote[1]
Coordinates 35°44′00″S 137°37′30″E / 35.73333°S 137.62500°E / -35.73333; 137.62500Coordinates: 35°44′00″S 137°37′30″E / 35.73333°S 137.62500°E / -35.73333; 137.62500
Established 11 July 1974[1]
Area 32 ha (79 acres)[1]
Managing authorities Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
Footnotes Coordinates[2]
See also Protected areas of South Australia

Nepean Bay Conservation Park is a protected area in the Australian state of South Australia on Kangaroo Island. It was dedicated in 1974 for the protection of flora and fauna, and is the only reserved area of coastal sandplain on the island.[3]


The conservation park lies on the southern shoreline of Western Cove in Nepean Bay within the locality of Nepean Bay about 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) to the east of the locality’s main settled area and about 9 km (5.6 mi) south of Kingscote.[4] It has an area of 32 ha (79 acres).[1] Its vegetation is mostly an open scrub of Eucalyptus diversifolia and Callitris preissii with areas of low shrubland, tussock sedgeland and Allocasuarina verticillata low open forest over a deep soil of calcareous sands. Other significant plant species include Melaleuca halmaturorum, Acacia sophorae and Leucopogon parviflorus. There is a nesting colony of fairy terns on the coast adjacent to the conservation park. tammar wallabies are common.[3][5]

The conservation park is classified as an IUCN Category III protected area.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d "Protected Areas Information System - reserve list (as of 17 Feb 2014)" (PDF). Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources. p. 5. Retrieved 26 March 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Terrestrial Protected Areas of South Australia (see 'DETAIL' tab)". CAPAD 2014. Australian Government - Department of the Environment. 2014. Retrieved 13 March 2015. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ "Search result for "Nepean Bay (Locality Bounded)" (Record no SA0049170) with the following layer selected - "Suburbs and Localities"". Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure. Retrieved 8 March 2016. 
  5. ^ "Nepean Bay Conservation Park". Australian Heritage Database. Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, Australia. Retrieved 2012-09-23. 

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