Rocky Island (South) Conservation Park

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Rocky Island (South) Conservation Park
South Australia
Rocky Island (South) Conservation Park is located in South Australia
Rocky Island (South) Conservation Park
Rocky Island (South) Conservation Park
Nearest town or cityCoffin Bay.
Coordinates34°48′37″S 134°43′1″E / 34.81028°S 134.71694°E / -34.81028; 134.71694Coordinates: 34°48′37″S 134°43′1″E / 34.81028°S 134.71694°E / -34.81028; 134.71694
Established16 March 1967[2]
Area22 ha (54 acres)[3]
Managing authoritiesDepartment for Environment and Water
See alsoProtected areas of South Australia

Rocky Island (South) Conservation Park is a protected area in the Australian state of South Australia associated with Rocky Island which is located off the west coast of Eyre Peninsula about 72 kilometres (45 miles) west-southwest of Coffin Bay. The conservation park was proclaimed in 1972 under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 to ‘conserve New Zealand fur seal breeding areas and associated island habitat’. The conservation park is classified as an IUCN Category Ia protected area.[4][5][1]


  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. ^ "CROWN LANDS ACT, 1929-1966: FAUNA CONSERVATION RESERVES DEDICATED" (PDF). THE SOUTH AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT GAZETTE. Government of South Australia. 16 March 1967. pp. 961–962. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Protected Areas Information System - reserve list (as of 17 Feb 2014)" (PDF). Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 26 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Rocky Island (South) Conservation Park". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government.
  5. ^ Anon (2006). Island Parks of Western Eyre Peninsula Management Plan (PDF). Adelaide: Department for Environment and Heritage, South Australia. p. 7. ISBN 1-921238-18-6.

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