Rocky Bend Reserve

A small but significant native scrub and shrub land reserve formerly a stone reserve.

Rocky Bend was originally set aside a a Stone reserve. NTSA member the late Horace McCauley campaigned successfully to have area set aside as a flora reserve.

A small reserve of native scrub and shrubland in a highly cleared area, it is a significant island of native plants and animals.and isĀ one of the larger remnants in Central and Northern Yorke Peninsula, and thus an important scientific and historical reference site. A 3.5 ha wedge shaped strip of mallee scrub which in conjunct with adjacent roadside vegetation forms a significant island of native vegetation, important for the preservation of both animal and plant species.

Area formerly set aside as a stone reserve. Contains several mallee Eucalypts, sclerophyllous shrubs, Acacias and native orchids with a good lichen crust covering otherwise bare ground. There are some exotic plants, spread as a result of rubbish dumping and the activities of birds.

Bushcare Volunteer brochure


Working bees are held at the reserve as required. Further information on the program can be obtained by contacting the NTSA Office: 8202 9211 for details.

NTSA Working Bees 2024


**Please note: Dogs are not allowed in this reserve

Plan your Visit

Rocky Bend Reserve


Moonta to Maitland Road
Moonta 5558 SA


Open daily


Closed Total Fire Ban days

Natural Heritage Manager Alex Emmins: 0467 467 920