The Pines Conservation Reserve - SA

  Picnic Area

Position

DEG: -34.304733 138.856995
DMS: 34º 18' 17.04" S 138º 51' 25.18" E
UTM: 54 H 6201976mN 302791mE
Altitude: 337.17m

Description

Address & Contact

Kapunda SA 5373
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Information

The Pines’ Conservation Reserve is named, because of the Forestry Plantation on this site in the 1880’s. The last harvesting of these pine trees occurred in 1931. Two rows were left standing.

‘The Pines’ also incorporates the former ‘Taylor’s Run’ Reservoir which supplied water to the town by gravitational flow from 1879 to 1957.

The Pines Reserve was part of the Forestry Reserve (1882 - 1925) and the site of much of the town’s early social activity. The intention of the Forestry Board was to create a section within the reserve and around the reservoir that was picturesque - a setting that locals could enjoy. They did - and many picnics and other town festivities that included the usual frivolities of fun, games and gatherings were all enjoyed here for many years. Amenities included a tennis court, three stone chimneys with open fires (which equated to crude BBQ’s) and two ‘long-drop’ toilets.

After the trees were harvested and lifestyles slowly changed, the area gradually became neglected. However, thanks to the help of dedicated locals, the reserve now features walking trails where one can enjoy the sight of delicate wildflowers and hear the tranquil hiss of the wind through the many gum trees that populate the area.

It is still a beautiful setting to enjoy a quiet picnic.
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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Nuriootpa at 19/06:30pm CDT
Distance from The Pines Conservation Reserve 23.42km SE
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
19.2°C14.2°C38%4.6°C1014.9hPa0.0mmSSE20km/hr
11knots
30km/hr
16knots

Closest Climatic Station

Nuriootpa Viticultural
Distance from The Pines Conservation Reserve 23.42km SE
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C30.029.525.721.917.414.013.414.817.820.725.227.1
Mean Min. °C14.514.611.78.96.75.14.55.06.88.111.012.4
Mean Rain mm15.423.430.133.547.854.152.554.658.538.533.336.8

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