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Environment

Vegetation

Eucalypt and banksia woodland are widespread on the sandy soils throughout the park. Areas of coastal heath are interspersed with swampy, low-lying areas that support salt marsh vegetation.

From August to November, the park is at its best with a spectacular show of wildflowers and one of the best displays of native orchids in Australia.

Several rare plant species occur including Ribbed Thryptomene (Thryptomene micrantha) which, apart from this area, is found only in Tasmania and the York and Eyre Peninsulas in South Australia.

Animals

More than 190 species of birds have been recorded in the park including the rare White Bellied Sea Eagle and the endangered Little Tern.

The park supports a large population of Eastern Grey Kangaroos and Black Wallabies. Brush-tailed Possums and Ring-tailed Possums are also common. Less common mammals include Sugar Gliders, Pygmy Possums and the endangered New Holland Mouse. The rare Large-footed Myotis is one of eleven bat species also found within the park.