Kinchina Conservation Park

Kinchina Conservation Park

Park fees:
Free entry
70.3km from Adelaide
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At 414 ha, Kinchi­na Con­ser­va­tion Park forms the largest area of native veg­e­ta­tion in the Monar­to Crown Lands region.

The Rocky Gul­ly creek mean­ders through the park to the north, with beau­ti­ful gran­ite out­crops form­ing fea­tures which can be enjoyed from the Laven­der Fed­er­a­tion Trail. In the lat­er parts of the year the area is blos­som­ing with orchids, lilies and beau­ti­ful spring wild­flow­ers. It is def­i­nite­ly worth a vis­it at this time! Patience might reward you with a sight­ing of sev­er­al rare birds, includ­ing the dia­mond fire­tail, rest­less fly­catch­er or a hood­ed robin.

The pro­tec­tion of these species, which are in decline in the Mount Lofty Ranges, are amongst the rea­sons the park was pro­claimed. The park also pro­tects grassy wood­land com­mu­ni­ties, a declin­ing habi­tat across the Mount Lofty Ranges. There are pop­u­la­tions of threat­ened plant species, such as Monar­to mint­bush (Prostan­thera eury­bioides) and Menzel’s wat­tle (Aca­ci­a­men­zelii) in the park. In fact, this park is the only area where Menzel’s Wat­tle is for­mal­ly pro­tect­ed, with over 4,000 plants in the park.

Park maps

Maps on your mobile

If you have a smart­phone or tablet you can down­load the free Aven­za Map app and have inter­ac­tive nation­al park maps on hand when you need them.

The app uses your device’s built-in GPS to plot your real-time loca­tion with­in the park onto a map. The app can be used with­out a net­work con­nec­tion and with­out roam­ing charges. You can also mea­sure area and dis­tance, plot pho­tos and drop place­mark pins. 

How to get it work­ing on your device:

1. Down­load the Aven­za Maps app from the app store (iOS/Android) whilst you are still in range (its free!).
2. Open up the app and click the shop­ping cart icon.
3. Click Find’ and type the name of the nation­al park or reserve you are look­ing for.
4. Click on the map you are after and install it (all our maps are free).
5. You will now find a list of your installed maps on the home page of the Aven­za Maps app.
6. Use our maps through the Aven­za Mapa app while in the park and nev­er take a wrong turn again.