The southern entrance of the park on the corner of Maidmont and Lihou Roads is approximately 4 kilometres north-east of Lobethal in the Adelaide Hills. There is also a ‘northern’ entrance on Burfords Hill Road, about 8.5 kilometres from Birdwood.
About the park:
The park located near Kenton Valley, is 104 hectares in size and consists of hilly country with Howard Creek running through it. The park boasts at least 11 species of national, State and/or high regional significance flora species and similar numbers for birds of conservation significance. The habitat predominantly is of woodland and open forest with mature stands (although currently recovering from the 2019-20 bushfires) of Eucalyptus obliqua ‘Messmate stringybark’, Eucalyptus dalrympleana ssp. dalrympleana ‘Mountain gum’, Eucalyptus fasciculosa ‘Pink gum’ and Eucalyptus camaldulensis var. camaldulensis ‘River red gum’ along with the iconic Eucalyptus leucoxylon ‘South Australian blue gum’.
For the bird enthusiast, if you have a keen eye, you may be lucky enough to spot an Australian Golden Whistler, Eastern Spinebill, Grey Fantail or even a Scarlet robin.
Be wary of mine shafts in the park and keep to tracks and trails.
We do encourage you to become a member of the URTLG to participate in the activities at Porter Scrub.