Ridley Conservation Park

Ridley Conservation Park

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Free entry
117km from Adelaide
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Rid­ley Con­ser­va­tion Park is locat­ed approx­i­mate­ly 10 km from Swan Reach, with the south­ern edge of the park on the val­ley of the Riv­er Marne. 

Close by you will also find the pop­u­lar Big Bend on the Riv­er Mur­ray, pro­vid­ing spec­tac­u­lar views of colour­ful cliffs along the Riv­er Mur­ray, quite a pop­u­lar tourist attrac­tion for the region.

The park encom­pass­es areas of flat lime­stone plains, how­ev­er there is a high point locat­ed in the south area of the park known local­ly as Hayward’s Hill, along with an old dis-used quar­ry in this area.

Veg­e­ta­tion in the park is very rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the region with mallee open wood­land includ­ing red mallee and yor­rell through to semi-arid low wood­lands. Stands of mur­ray pine are asso­ci­at­ed with shrub­land of hop­bush and cas­sias. If you are a keen bird watch­er, keep an eye out for hon­eyeaters, mallee ring­necks, pur­ple-crowned lori­keets and butch­er birds.