Mark Oliphant Conservation Park

Mark Oliphant Conservation Park

Park fees:
Free entry
21.3km from Adelaide
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Renamed in hon­our of for­mer state Gov­er­nor Sir Mark Oliphan­t’s con­tri­bu­tion to con­ser­va­tion, Mark Oliphant Con­ser­va­tion Park pro­vides plen­ty of bush­walk­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties to enjoy the for­est landscape.

Look out for the native birds that are com­mon­ly seen in the area, includ­ing the scar­let robin, gold­en whistler and the Ade­laide rosel­las. The park is also an impor­tant habi­tat for the nation­al­ly endan­gered south­ern brown bandicoot.

An increase in vis­i­ta­tion at Mark Oliphant Con­ser­va­tion Park in the Ade­laide Hills in recent years has seen a greater demand on park­ing near the Scott Creek Road entrance at Longwood. 

Nation­al Parks and Wildlife Ser­vice are cur­rent­ly work­ing on a num­ber of upgrades in the park, includ­ing an exten­sion to the exist­ing car park area, new sig­nage and bet­ter access to the sur­round­ing walk­ing trail network.

Vis­it the project web­sitefor more details.

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.