Eastern Spencer Gulf
A unique blend of habitats makes Eastern Spencer Gulf Marine Park an ideal home to a variety of marine and coastal species that can be viewed from both shore and sea.
View a simple recreation map for this marine park. (201kb pdf)
View the detailed zoning map for this marine park. (2.11mb pdf)
Located on the eastern side of the Spencer Gulf, just north of Port Rickaby and extending to Cape Elizabeth, the park encompasses the islands and waters of Goose Island Conservation Park and Goose Island Aquatic Reserve.
From the abrupt cliffs to sandy beaches, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the marine live that live and visit here, including watching the various local and migratory shorebirds that rest and feed in the park.
Divers will enjoy the high abundance of reef fish species surrounding Wardang Island, while the seagrass meadows provide an important habitat for protected pipefish and other species. The historic trail of shipwrecks around Wardang Island offers good diving experiences.
The sheltered waters of this area are also a great place to throw a fishing line into the waters to try your luck.
Access to Eastern Spencer Gulf Marine Park is from Cape Elizabeth, Balgowan and Port Victoria.