Vivonne Bay Conservation Park

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Vivonne Bay Conservation Park
South Australia
Vivonne Bay Conservation Park is located in South Australia
Vivonne Bay Conservation Park
Vivonne Bay Conservation Park
Nearest town or city Vivonne Bay
Coordinates 36°00′30″S 137°09′30″E / 36.00833°S 137.15833°E / -36.00833; 137.15833Coordinates: 36°00′30″S 137°09′30″E / 36.00833°S 137.15833°E / -36.00833; 137.15833
Established 1 January 1971 (1971-01-01)[1]
Area 15.65 km2 (6.0 sq mi)[1]
Managing authorities Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
See also Protected areas of South Australia

Vivonne Bay Conservation Park is a protected area on the south coast of Kangaroo Island, South Australia. It was dedicated in 1971 to conserve coastal country containing vegetation not already protected in Kelly Hill Conservation Park.[2]


The conservation park has an area of 1,565 hectares (3,870 acres), stretching from Point Ellen, at the western end of Vivonne Bay, south-westwards along the coast for about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi), extending inland for [3 kilometres (1.9 mi). The vegetation is mainly open scrub and open heath dominated by Eucalyptus diversifolia and E. rugosa, with low Calocephalus brownii shrubland on the coastal dunes and cliffs.[2] The conservation park is classified as an IUCN Category Ia protected area.[3]


  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ "Terrestrial Protected Areas of South Australia (see 'DETAIL' tab)". CAPAD 2012. Australian Government - Department of the Environment. 2014. Retrieved 13 March 2015. 

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