Baudin Conservation Park

National Parks and Reserves

Baudin Conservation Park was a family farm from 1861 to 2001, and comprises of she-oak woodland and rolling hills, with spectacular views across Backstairs Passage to the Fleurieu Peninsula.

Interpretation along the Ironstone Hill Hike follows part of the original bullock track to Cape Willoughby and provides an insight into how the Bates family lived and worked in this area. The hike leads to Ironstone Hill where the ruins of the Bates’ cottage and a stone threshing floor remain.

While walking through the park you may encounter tammar wallabies, and see wedge-tailed eagles. The rare glossy black cockatoos may also be seen feeding in the she-oak forest.

You may even catch a glimpse of dolphins and whales swimming in Backstairs Passage adjoining the park.


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Fireball Bates Walking Trail

Fireball Bates Walking Trail

Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island

Baudin Conservation Park

Baudin Conservation Park Ironstone Hill Hike

Ironstone, Kangaroo Island

Market browse

Penneshaw Market

Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island


Rob’s Shearing and Sheepdogs

Ironstone, Kangaroo Island

A wide variety of art and craft work is a feature of Artworks.

Artworks Gallery

Baudin Beach, Kangaroo Island

An adult little penguin returning to it

Penneshaw Penguin Centre

Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island

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