Wahgunyah Conservation Park
Location and Access
Wahgunyah Conservation Park is located between Cape Adieu and the Head of the Bight, approximately 15 km south of the Eyre Highway. It is accessible from several points along the highway by 4WD and covers approximately 40,400 ha.
The park is relatively undisturbed with long, windswept beaches, dunes and dense coastal mallee with coastal heath understorey.
Flora and Fauna
The park conserves some of the most spectacular and pristine coastal environments in South Australia. A large part of the reserve is dominated by low mallee. Kangaroos, wombats and a variety of bird species are present including the Hooded Plover, White-bellied Sea-eagle and Peregrine Falcon.
Campgrounds are located at Cape Adieu on both the east and west side of the Dog Fence near the beach. There are no facilities provided. Campers need to bring their own supplies and equipment. Nundroo is the nearest town and provides fuel, food and other conveniences.
The park provides excellent beach fishing opportunities. Other activities include camping, bushwalking and bird watching.
Driving along the beach on the west coast can be treacherous and should only be attempted by an experienced 4WD operator. Take care as you drive. Many birds nest on the beach and in the fore dunes.
For Further Information
Department for Environment and Heritage
11 McKenzie Street
PO Box 569
Ceduna SA 5690
Phone: (61 8) 8625 3144
Fax: (61 8) 8625 3123
Information for this National Park has been supplied courtesy of The Department for Environment and Heritage (DEH)