Featuring mainly low fertility and deep sandy soil, the park is home to stands of southern cypress-pine and pink gum, both now rare in the state. Wildflowers are common in spring, with wattles, daisies, heaths, lilies, gums, banksias, grevilleas and orchids in full bloom. The remnant vegetation in the park is currently under threat, with many species such as pink gums, banksias and bottlebrush failing to regenerate and leading to a decline in bird numbers. One theory for this is the park’s isolation from other large areas of native vegetation.
Walkers may hear the occasional ‘plonking’ sound of the bull frog. The eastern bearded dragon and marbled gecko can be seen on sunny days. At dusk look out for western grey kangaroos and echidnas. The park is a haven for birds migrating through the Barossa Valley, Adelaide Hills and Plains, with over 130 species being recorded. Diamond firetails – which move around the park in pairs or flocks of up to 30 and mate for life – are an amazing sight.
Flora and fauna species lists
To download flora (plants) and fauna (animals) species lists for this park, use the 'Create Simple Species List' tab under 'Flora Tools' or 'Fauna Tools' in NatureMaps.