Canunda National Park


Canunda National Park

Infobox_protected_area_of_Australia | name = Canunda National Park
iucn_category = II



caption =
locator_x = 186
locator_y = 200
nearest_town_or_city = Millicent
coordinates = coord|37|42|56|S|140|16|59|E|type:landmark_region:AU
area = 93 km²
established = 1959
visitation_num =
visitation_year =
managing_authorities = Department for Environment and Heritage
official_site = [http://www.environment.sa.gov.au/parks/pdfs/canunda_np.pdf Canunda National Park]

Canunda is a national park in South Australia (Australia). It is 350 km southeast of Adelaide, on the coast about 13 km southwest of Millicent. It consists of coastal dunes, limestone cliffs, and natural bushland. The beaches can be dangerous, but are popular for beach fishing.

Much of the park is accessible only to four wheel drive vehicles and walkers.

From as far back as 10,000 years ago, members of the Boandik group of Indigenous Australians lived in temporary camps along the coast during summer, and for the rest of the year they lived near inland swamps in relatively permanent huts (wurlas).

The northern end of the park was once part of Mayurra Station. The remnants of Canunda's pastoral history can be seen at Coola Outstation.

"See also:" Protected areas of South Australia

External links

* [http://www.environment.sa.gov.au/parks/pdfs/canunda_np.pdf Environment SA - Canunda National Park] (PDF)
* [http://www.traveldownunder.com.au/South_Australia/Limestone_Coast/Canunda_National_Park.asp Travel Down Under - Canunda national Park]
* [http://parks.camping.com.au/sa/sa_southeast_canunda.htm Australian Parks - Canunda National Park]


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