Ngaut Ngaut Conservation Park
Nildottie[1]South Australia
Ngaut Ngaut Conservation Park is located in South Australia
Ngaut Ngaut Conservation Park
Ngaut Ngaut Conservation Park
Coordinates34°41′23″S 139°36′22″E / 34.689848°S 139.606081°E / -34.689848; 139.606081Coordinates: 34°41′23″S 139°36′22″E / 34.689848°S 139.606081°E / -34.689848; 139.606081[1]
Established17 June 1976 (1976-06-17)[3]
Area49 hectares (120 acres)[4]
Managing authorities
WebsiteNgaut Ngaut Conservation Park
See alsoProtected areas of South Australia

Ngaut Ngaut Conservation Park, formerly Ngautngaut Conservation Park, is a protected area in the Australian state of South Australia. it is on the Eastern bank of the Murray River downstream of the town of Nildottie. It is co-managed by the Government of South Australia and the Nganguraku people.[5]

The conservation park consists of land in sections 88, 89 and 413 in the cadastral unit of the Hundred of Nildottie.[3][6] The land first received protected area status as a conservation park proclaimed under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 on 17 June 1976 in respect to sections 88 and 89. Land in section 413 was added on 25 August 2005.[6] Its name was changed from "Ngautngaut" to "Ngaut Ngaut" on 28 September 2006 to "reflect the accepted Aboriginal spelling of the rock shelter" after which the conservation park was named.[7] As of 2019, it covered an area of 49 hectares (120 acres).[4]

It is the birthplace of the "black duck dreaming" and preserves Aboriginal rock art and culture.[8]

The conservation park is classified as IUCN Category III protected area.[2]


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  2. ^ a b "Terrestrial Protected Areas of South Australia (refer 'DETAIL' tab )". CAPAD 2018. Australian Government, Department of the Environment and Energy. 2018. Retrieved 14 November 2020.
  3. ^ a b Banfield, D.H. (17 June 1976). "NATIONAL PARKS AND WILDLIFE ACT, 1972-1974: NGAUTNGAUT CONSERVATION PARK CONSTITUTED" (PDF). Government of South Australia. Retrieved 14 November 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Protected Areas Information System Reserve List" (PDF). Government of South Australia. 15 March 2019. Retrieved 14 November 2020.
  5. ^ a b "Ngaut Ngaut Conservation Park" (PDF). Management Plan. National Parks South Australia. 2017. Retrieved 2 May 2020.
  6. ^ a b "National Parks and Wildlife (Ngautngaut Conservation Park) Proclamation 2005" (PDF). Government of South Australia. 25 August 2005. p. 3123. Retrieved 14 November 2020.
  7. ^ "National Parks and Wildlife (Ngautngaut Conservation Park) Proclamation 2006" (PDF). Government of South Australia. 28 September 2006. p. 3362. Retrieved 14 November 2020.
  8. ^ "Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Site". South Australian Tourism Commission (SATC) Government of South Australia. Retrieved 3 May 2020.