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Mark Oliphant Conservation Park

Sun 30 Jun 2024

Walk name/location
Mark Oliphant Conservation Park
Walk grade
Trail Starter
Description

Come and explore the little-known Mark Oliphant Conservation Park, (formerly called Loftia Recreation Park), renamed in 1996 in honour of former state Governor Sir Mark Oliphant’s contribution to conservation.

We will walk through some of the outer reachers of the park plus parts of the more established trails while enjoying the bush landscape, and hopefully seeing the native birds that are com­mon­ly seen in the area, includ­ing the scar­let robin, gold­en whistler and the Ade­laide rosel­las and possibly the odd kangaroo. The park is also an impor­tant habi­tat for the nation­al­ly endan­gered south­ern brown bandicoot.

While not a long walk at about 8kms, it is an undulating walk along some rough trails with a few steep ups and downs. Some bushwalking experience and fitness is ESSENTIAL.

BIOSECURITY MEASURES – Please ensure you thoroughly clean your footwear, clothing, walking poles and other equipment before and after each walk to remove all seeds, dirt and other debris. Removed seeds should be bagged and disposed in a ‘to landfill’ garbage bin.

Date
Sunday 30 June 2024
Walk Leader
Rosemary Hayward
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Meeting Location

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Event Fees
Event fee
AUD $12.00
(under 18 years of age AUD $5.00)
Golden Boots cards
Accepted

Walk Specifics
Start time
8.45am for 9.00am start.
End time
Approx. 12.00pm.
Walking from
Mark Oliphant Conservation Park Trailhead and Carpark, Scott Creek Road, Ironbank.
Walking to
Loop walk, back to start.
Distance
About. 8kms.
Risks
Hazards
Trails are rough in places and may be muddy and slippery if there has been recent rain.
Requirements
Bring snacks for a morning tea break. Bring sufficient water for your walking needs plus wear appropriate clothing and walking footwear for the conditions forecast on the day. Hiking poles will be useful if you usually use them but not essential.
Experience
While not a long walk at approx. 8kms, it is an undulating walk along some rough trails with a few steep ups and downs. Some bushwalking experience and fitness is ESSENTIAL.