Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park
If you’ve ever looked at a map of South Australia, you’ve probably seen three peninsulas sitting adjacent to one another: Eyre, Yorke and Fleurieu. The Yorke Peninsula is special for many reasons, mainly its unusual foot-like structure.
At the “foot” of Yorke Peninsula lies Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park; a, breathtaking area filled with native vegetation, winding roads, gusty clifftops, and ferocious waves. Since settlement, 95% of its native mammal fauna has been lost.
Brush-tailed Bettongs, for example, once occupied 60% of mainland Australia and much of the Yorke Peninsula, but a combination of habitat loss and predation have pushed the rare marsupial to the brink of extinction. Now, thanks to the Marna Banggara Project, there’s renewed hope.