About Scott Creek Conservation Park

Situated about 30 km south of Adelaide, and with an area of approximately 750 hectares, Scott Creek Conservation Park contains some of the most diverse and interesting areas of indigenous vegetation left within the Mount Lofty Ranges.

Much of the terrain is hilly and rugged, with steep slopes falling into a number of small creeks, eventually leading into Scott Creek, which flows out of the park and into the Onkaparinga River.  At its highest, which is on its eastern side, the park has an altitude of a little over four hundred metres. This drops down to the lowest spot, near where Scott Creek crosses under Dorset Vale Road, which is about two hundred and thirty metres above sea level.

The park has some unique and delicate flora, which provides a tranquil environment for walking, bird watching and general nature study. Over one hundred and twenty eight species of bird have been recorded in the park, and more than 60 species of orchids.

Some of the sights in the park

Mt Bold Ridge Track

Some of the habitat beside
Mount Bold Ridge Track


Heading along the track in winter
(it didn't rain on this occasion)

A winter walk
Wild flowers
A profusion of wild flowers - these are Golden pennant (Glischrocaryon behrii) -uncommon, but locally abundant
A ruin, or the twisted chimney

On the left :
A chimney marks the site of an old home stead

On the right :
A black water pool, a particularly good place for bird watching in summer.

Blackwater pool
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