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animals.and is one of the larger remnants in Central and Northern Yorke Peninsula, and thus an important scientific and historical reference site.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.


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


Moonta to Maitland Road
Moonta 5558 SA


Open daily


Closed Total Fire Ban days

Natural Heritage Manager Chris Grant (08) 8202 9216