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Telowie Gorge Conservation Park

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Area  19.67 kmĀ²
Nearest town or city  Port Germein
Established  January 1, 1970
Telowie Gorge Conservation Park
Managing authorities  Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
Website  Telowie Gorge Conservation Park
See also  Protected areas of South Australia
Address  Telowie SA 5540, Australia
Managing authority  Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
Similar  Mount Brown Conserva, Ironstone Hill Conserva, Giles Conservation Park, West Island Conservation Park, Busby Islet Conservation Park

Telowie gorge conservation park


Telowie Gorge Conservation Park is a protected area located in the Australian state of South Australia about 7.5 kilometres (4.7 mi) east of the town of Port Germein in the gazetted locality of Telowie. The conservation park was proclaimed under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 in 1972 in respect to an area of land already under statutory protection since 1970 as the Telowie Gorge National Park. As of 2010, the conservation park was reported as follows:

Home to a colony of yellow-footed rock-wallabies, Telowie Gorge Conservation Park features some of the most dramatic scenery in the Southern Flinders Ranges. The gorge and its diverse landforms have been created by Telowie Creek, which over time has cut a deep gorge through the range. Today, the gorge creates a rich variety of habitats for animals and plants from both the southern temperate and arid regions. During winter, Telowie Creek flows from the gorge onto the plains.

The conservation park includes the following services for visitors - two camping areas at the entrance on the western side on land which is part of the Mount Remarkable National Park and four trails including one dedicated for use by go-karts as well as access to the Heysen Trail which passes along part of the eastern side of the conservation park and two other local trails. The conservation park is classified as an IUCN Category III protected area.

References

Telowie Gorge Conservation Park Wikipedia


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