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Summary of North East River Game Reserve Management Plan 1999

The full version of North East River Game Reserve Management Plan 1999 can be downloaded as a PDF File (258 Kb) .

Constituent maps are available as separate PDFS:

Map 1 - Location (1400 Kb)
Map 2 - Boundary, Surrounding Tenure and Access (2000 Kb) 
Map 3 - Reconnaissance Vegetation Map (2400 Kb) 
Map 4 - Current Reserve Uses (1700 Kb)

The North East River Game Reserve lies on the north east tip of Flinders Island within the Flinders Council municipal area. The reserve has a total land area of 2,405 hectares.

The reserve consists of a large estuarine system formed by the drainage of the North East River, Arthurs Creek and many associated tributaries. The estuary enters the sea between Holloway Point and Foochow Beach.

The land was formally reserved under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1970 as a game reserve on 10 September 1991 by Statutory Rules 1991, No 170, and is registered on Plan CPR 2198. The contiguous Wingaroo Nature Reserve was reserved at the same time.

The two areas were separately reserved to allow for the continued use of the game reserve for recreational hunting, specifically for duck and pig hunting.

The reservations were made on the basis of the diversity of plant communities including endangered healthlands, the valuable wetlands, estuarine marshes and relict Callitris rhomboidea scrubwoodland. The type of country included in these two reserves is not currently represented elsewhere in the State’s reserve system.