Kyeema Conservation Park
The Kyeema Conservation Park has had a colourful history. The area was once mined for alluvial gold for several years until it was abandoned in 1890 due to low yield. A few years later some of the area was cleared for pine plantations before being used as a labour prison reserve. Following the 1983 Ash Wednesday fires, the Friends of Kyeema Conservation Park started to revegetate cleared areas of the park. This work still continues today.
Today, the park's native vegetation has regenerated from these fires and can be enjoyed along a number of walking trails, including the Heysen Trail which runs through the park. The combination of messmate stringybark, pink gum, cup gum and candlebark gum provide habitat for a diverse range of wildlife. Look out for the southern brown bandicoot and the swamp rat as you stroll through the park.
With more than 70 species of birds being recorded, including white's thrush, beautiful firetail and the chestnut-rumped heathwren, the park is a haven for birdwatchers.
Kyeema Conservation Park is located 60km south of Adelaide. Access is via Woodgate Hill Road.
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Wood fires, solid fuel fires and gas fires are prohibited throughout the year.
Phone: (+61 8) 8532 9100
This park may be closed on days of extreme fire danger.
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