Giles Conservation Park facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsGiles Conservation Park
IUCN Category III (Natural Monument)
|Nearest town or city||Norton Summit|
|Established||30 September 2007|
|Area||1.09 km2 (0.4 sq mi)|
|Managing authorities||Department for Environment and Water|
|Website||Giles Conservation Park|
|See also||Protected areas of South Australia|
Giles Conservation Park is a protected area in the Australian state of South Australia located approximately 10 km (6.2 mi) east of the state capital of Adelaide. It was declared in 2007 and has an area of 109 ha (270 acres). Previously, the land was the eastern portion of the Horsnell Gully Conservation Park. It was named after the family of Charles Giles who is reported as being a pioneer in the fields of horticulture and floriculture in South Australia.
The conservation park features remnant native vegetation and native animals such as Western grey kangaroos and koalas. It features one walking trail that is part of the Mount Lofty to Norton Summit portion of the Heysen and Yurrebilla trails. The official brochure suggests that the conservation park offers ‘excellent opportunities for bushwalking, birdwatching, photography, painting and nature study."
The conservation park is classified as an IUCN Category III protected area.
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