Part of the privately owned Nilpena Pastoral Lease, this region was once the sea floor. The great naturalist Sir David Attenborough believes the area to be so important that he visited Nilpena and made the BBC documentary ‘First Life’ there. Due to its exceptional and unique geological heritage, the area has even been proposed for recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
This is also an area of significant biodiversity value, containing two threatened ecological communities, some 44 species of native animals and 111 species of native plants. A total of 29 of these species are listed as ‘threatened’, including the Thick-billed Grasswren pictured below. Effective predator control in other National Parks in the area has seen two mammal species reintroduced in recent years - the Western Quoll and the Brush-tailed Possum.
To gain a feel for the spectacular beauty of Nilpena and the wonder of the secrets it holds, watch the video showing the region we wish to convert into our latest national park, to protect and preserve forever. You’ll also see some of the stunning native wildlife we’re desperate to protect in this area.