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Cape Liptrap Coastal Park features extensive coastal heathlands of Scented Paperbark, Common Heath, Scrub She-oak, Dwarf She-oak, Pink Swamp-heath, Prickly Tea-tree, Silver Banksia and Bushy Hakea.

Thickets of Coast Tea-tree together with stands of Coast Banksia are found at Point Smythe and south along the coastal sand dunes. Open forests of Manna Gum and Messmate Stringybark occur in the southern half of the park.


The forests have tree hollows which provide nesting sites for a variety of birds and mammals. The Common Brushtail Possum, Ringtail Possum and Sugar Glider are nocturnal, resting during the day in tree hollows and emerging only at night to feed under the cover of darkness.

The extensive heathlands near Walkerville are home to the Southern Emu-wren and a diverse range of honeyeaters. The park also echoes to the calls of the Eastern Whipbird, Crimson Rosella and Pied Currawong.

Along the coast you may see Pacific Gulls, Silver Gulls, Sooty Oyster-catchers and Herons feeding on the beach and rock platforms of Cormorants and Australian Gannets diving for fish.

The park is also home to the Common Wombat, Swamp Wallaby, Koala, Echidna and the rare Swamp Antechinus.