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Telowie Gorge Conservation Park
South Australia
IUCN Category III (Natural Monument)
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Telowie Gorge
Nearest town or city Port Germein.
Established 3 September 1970 (1970-09-03)
Area 19.67 km2 (7.6 sq mi)
Managing authorities Department for Environment and Water
Website Telowie Gorge Conservation Park
See also Protected areas of South Australia

Telowie Gorge Conservation Park (formerly Telowie Gorge National Park) is a protected area located in the Australian state of South Australia about 7.5 kilometres (4.7 miles) 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.

In 2010, the conservation park was described by its managing authority 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, four trails 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.

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