Big Dip Lake to Eliza Lake Hike – Little Dip Conservation Park

Limestone Coast
Start Point 1446 Nora Creina Rd, Nora Creina SA 5276, Australia
End Point Unnamed Road, Nora Creina SA 5276, Australia
Distance 2.6km
Time 40 Minutes – Walking

To discover different habitats of salt tolerant vegetation take a walk along the Big Dip Lake to Lake Eliza Hike which rewards you with views of the Woakwine Range. The water levels of the park’s lakes vary seasonally with the rainfall. Some years much of the lake bed is exposed to the air, other times the lake is full of water, providing waterbirds with ideal breeding conditions.

Little Dip Conservation Park conserves a number of small lakes found throughout the park. Each lake has its own unique character, ranging from the open, marshy and shallow Lake Eliza to the very salty Big Dip Lake, and the deep Fresh Water Lake.

The area features a ruggedly beautiful coastline including a large area of coastal sand dunes. The foreshore of Lake Eliza was home to the Boandik people some 10,000 years ago – large numbers of middens (shellfish remains) can still be seen in the park today.

The coastal scrub that gives way to thick groves of melaleuca, dense rushes and samphire flats surrounding the lakes is a haven for birdwatchers. The beaches provide good opportunities for beachcombing and surf fishing.

More information can be found on the Little Dip Conservation Park website.

Access to the Upper South East Marine Park is also available from this park.

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