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Pildappa Rock protection and preservation plans put to Wudinna public


The Pildappa Rock reserve is one of the most visited tourist attractions in South Australian town, Wudinna, on the Eyre Peninsula and the local council is taking steps towards its conservation.


Located 15 kilometres off the National Highway One, the landmark is considered to be an ‘impressive granite outcrop’ and the equivalent of the famous 'Wave Rock' in Western Australia.


The South Australian Tourism Commission listed Pildappa Rock in 13 'bucket list' items to see on the Eyre Peninsula in September.


Despite its popularity, the council governing the landmark are pressing ahead with plans which will limit tourism at the site.


A draft management plan has been tabled by the Wudinna District Council in conjunction with other stakeholders with the aim of preserving the historic landmark.


Included in the draft are a transition to limiting visits to daylight hours and works to commence protecting the natural environment of the reserve.


Plans to refurbish facilities such as a new barbecue area and toilets, and better signage for tourists are also proposed.


The Pildappa Rock Recreation Reserve Draft Masterplan can be accessed on the Wudinna Council’s website with consultation closing at the end of March.